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
To me it means having a unique experience and consequently unique perspectives on issues ranging from race and politics to beauty products and routines. When I was younger I hated feeling “different”, but now I embrace it and love it! I think that in 2017 society is moving toward better understanding and acceptance of multiracial identities and that has helped me to embrace mine.
For me the Leave-In Conditioner is a must have. It makes such a difference in my hair’s texture and I finally feel like I can actually wash and go and trust that my curls will dry beautifully.
It has made a huge difference and was instrumental in my decision to go natural! Before I discovered Mixed Chicks, I just didn’t know what to do with my hair when it wasn’t straightened. Now I feel like I have so many options.
I am half black and half white, and my hair represents a mix of those identities. Wearing it natural has definitely helped me to more visibly claim my black identity and I do so with pride.
I love that you don’t just sell products, you also promote self-love and empowerment for your customers. I also love that you have products specifically for kids! I would have loved that when I was younger and I know it would have inspired me to love my curls more.
I think it’s important for everyone, but mostly young girls of color. I am a teacher and nothing makes me happier that when one of my students tells me I inspired her to stop straightening her hair. There’s nothing wrong with straightening hair, but kids need multiple types of role models and just examples of people who look like them and embrace it!
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