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.
In 2018, do you feel the conversation around being (Multiracial/Biracial/Mixed) has shifted more positively or negatively?
Positively – more of a realisation is reflected in the beautiful uniqueness that two cultures have combined together.
How did you find out about Mixed Chicks?
Internet – what don’t you find out from it these days
What is your go-to Mixed Chicks product essential for your hair regime?
Leave-In Conditioner! Its hairs water to the body!
How is your cultural/ethnic background reflected in your hair? (ex: texture, length, curl pattern, etc.)
Hmmmm.. no simple answer for this one. My Pops has Barbados his side and my Mumma Irish- both reflect in my hair! When’s its completely natural with nothing in it whatsoever to words to describe it. FRIZZ.BOMB. A few tiny curls hide around my neck but generally each strand is an afro zigzag. Feed the Fro some moisture and it’s a whole different hair game, fusilli curls are defined as if I’ve just had a perm! Dark brown hair from the Pops but when dry in the light a tinge of red shines through from my Mumma. Nice blend of the two. However if I straightened my hair and you didn’t know it was curly before it would be hard guessed to know I had a smidge of Caribbean blood – unless the straighter didn’t get close enough to my roots!
Our new campaign is focused on #itsminetodefine, What does this mean to you?
#itsminetodefine means to me ‘gratitude’. Gratitude for the privilege to have such cool hair to own and style!
What’s your favorite protective style?
Well its mine but not so much my husbands… 2 French braids, then tied back together and finished off with either a silk bonnet or a pair of tights on the head with a lil bow on top.
What’s your Go-to Spring Hairstyle?
Go to spring hair style for me- Wash -Moisture and Go!
Do you have any go-to beauty/hair bloggers or vloggers who inspire or help your hairstyles?
Love the hair Do’s of Alyssa Forever
Which platform is your go-to outlet for hair advice?
YouTube is my go to for hair advice.
What has been your favorite new Mixed Chicks product out this year?
Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner is my fav!
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!