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.
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What does being (“Mixed”/ Multiracial/Bi-racial/ a Minority) mean to you in 2017?
Being an African American woman to me means strength, confidence, and beauty. I am proud to be a strong black woman. We are resilient and pure magic!
Who inspires your beauty routine? How does it incorporate into your personal style?
My grandma Gloria Jean, inspired and continues to inspire my beauty routine. She introduced me early on to facials, steaming my skin, and the overall health of my body. She was the quintessential woman. Everything about my current style was inspired by her. She taught me about the importance of beauty maintenance and how to incorporate style and class into my fashion choices.
Why is your go-to Mixed Chicks product essential for your hair regime?
The leave-in conditioner is the holy grail curly hair products. It adds moisture, shine, and has the perfect amount of hold. This product provides beautiful curl definition and tames frizz.
How do your curls/hair texture represent your cultural/ethnic background?
My curls represent the diversity of my culture. The beauty of my heritage is that it encompasses an array of textures, lengths, and curl patterns. When I look at my hair, I embrace my heritage and culture. I am comfortable and confident wearing the curls God blessed me with.
What is one feature of the Mixed Chicks brand that empowers your hair/beauty care?
When I started my natural hair journey, I tried various products. My hair was very receptive to the Mixed Chicks line and I have been faithfully using this brand every since. I appreciate the inclusiveness and diversity of Mixed Chicks products.
Which haircare trend are you excited to try this season?
I’m excited to try more protective styles. I am also excited to find the right product combination for my winter wash and gos.
What’s your Go-to Fall Hairstyle?
Wash and go and protective styles.
Which platform is your go-to outlet for hair advice? (blogs, website, YouTube, Instagram)
For hair advice I like look at blogs and websites because the information is more in depth. For pictures of hair styles, I browse Instagram or Pinterest. For hair tutorials I head over to Youtube.
What has been your favorite new Mixed Chicks product out this year?
I am looking forward to trying the co-wash, styling gel, and styling cream from the multicultural revolution line.
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