By Desiree Johnson
Welcome to the Your Hair Story Series presented by Mixed Chicks. This dynamic, new innovative series allows Mixed Chicks users to share their personal stories behind their hair. Hair that kinks, coils, curls, waves, and tells a story reflecting their culture, race, ethnicity, and upbringing. Like our customers, hair comes in all shades, textures and shapes unique to each individual and here at Mixed Chicks we want to celebrate that to the utmost extent. Meet our exquisite Mixed Chicks women, men, and children who exhibit beauty from the root and give us honest, bold stories that we are honored to share with you.
What does being (“Mixed”/ Multiracial/Bi-racial/ a Minority) mean to you in 2017?
Being mixed means being a combination of amazing cultures which came together through love. I’m always asked “what are you” and I love being able to say I’m a mix of Jamaican, English and Indian. Being mixed means I’m able to embrace my British culture yet still feel a strong connection with Jamaican culture, which is strong within my grandparent’s household.
Who inspires your beauty routine? How does it incorporate into your personal style?
There’s a lot of instagram pages which embrace curly hair routines, care regimes and hairstyle ideas which I can really relate to. I’d say instagram accounts such as @curlybeautys_, @curlyhairkillas and @ig.curls inspire a lot of my beauty routines. They inspire me with my everyday personal styles such as curly messy buns, slick pony tails and braids/plaits.
Why is your go-to Mixed Chicks product essential for your hair regime?
I only wash my hair 3 times week, so without my Mixed Chicks Morning After Redefining Foam I can’t get away with not washing my curls to revive them. However, thanks to this go-to product I can wake up every morning and revive my curls with just a couple of pumps. I honestly don’t know what I would do every morning without it! It makes my morning hair routine so easy and it defines my curls straight away so I’m ready to start my day with defined, moisturized hair.
How do your curls/hair texture represent your cultural/ethnic background?
My curls show I’m mixed. My mum’s Jamaican afro hair is represented through my big curls. However, my curls are quite soft, which represents my english dad’s hair texture. My Indian ethnic mix is also shown through the thickness and volume of my hair.
What is one feature of the Mixed Chicks brand that empowers your hair/beauty care?
What I love about Mixed Chicks is the way it ensures me there’s products out there which are suited to mixed race people with my hair type. I started using Mixed Chicks because there isn’t many products on the market which are suited to mixed race hair like mine. One feature of Mixed Chicks which empowers my hair care the most is the perfect balance between moisture and curl definition without my hair feeling weighed down and greasy! The products are just light enough for my hair to be big and volumised without being frizzy and dry!
Which haircare trend are you excited to try this season?
As winter’s here, I’m looking to keep my hair moisturized and protected by wearing a protective hairstyle, such as a slick bun. This style allows me to put plenty of moisturizing product in my hair whilst it sits in a bun. I get a slick bun look by using the Mixed Chicks Slick Styling Edge Tamer, which contains castor and coconut oil to keep my edges moisturized and frizz free during winter.
What has been your favorite new Mixed Chicks product out this year?
My favourite Mixed Chicks product this year has to be the Mixed Chicks Curl Sculptor. It does an amazing job at keeping my curls defined straight after washing my hair with the Mixed Chicks Co-Wash. The Curl Sculptor is also a perfect product to use just before diffusing my curls as it helps keep my curls definition and shape as they’re being dried.