Mixed Chicks Presents: Your Hair Story Series- Millien

 

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 “Mixed, Multiracial or Bi-racial) mean to you in 2017?

I have a biracial background, my mother was born to a white father and black mother while my father is a white Portuguese.Growing up in Mozambique for most of my childhood – I often used to get teased walking the streets and called “Mlungu” meaning “white one” because of my skin tone.

My grandma took such pride in my hair and always ensured it was brushed and plaited – neat at all times. But when I got to the age where I started washing myself, I noticed that after washing my own hair – it had a curl in it. I thought this was so different, so cool and I loved it. Nobody else in my family had that kind of hair. And around me – South African women of color mostly only wear their hair straight.
So I embraced this uniqueness – I could have my hair straight if I wanted to – but I could also rock these unique curls. Basically – my hair could do anything – a lot like my character. I have loved my hair since. Even though some days it has a mind of its own and just does its own thing. It is a reminder to me of how unique I am. I would like to encourage every woman to embrace her individuality through my blog: https://www.missglambition.net or follow on Instagram: miss_glambition.

Do you have a go-to or token Mixed Chick Product you cannot go without? 

My favorite Mixed Chicks product is the deep conditioner – it hydrates my hair so well and makes it so easy to brush!

Interested parties can feel free to LIKE, TWEET, or FOLLOW our social media pages for the latest posts/updates and contact our email for questions on how to get involved. We are looking to showcase anyone who uses the Mixed Chicks brand of beauty products and wants to share their story. What’s the story behind your hair? Let us know!