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.
I think I notice it more now that I have a mixed race baby (Freya) but I feel it’s positive and people are always very inquisitive, interested and rather impressed, especially about the different hair textures they see as mixed people have different kinds of hair texture. I find that it’s all about educating people.
On Instagram of course!! That place is like google!
The leave-in hair conditioner is the bomb.com! That stuff leaves Freya’s hair looking so luscious and revives her curls in seconds (or minutes depending on if she’s allowing me to touch her hair)
I’m African with lovely jet black Afro-hair and my husband has wavey red hair which reflects in Freya’s browny, gingery (in the light) hair. We always laugh that she has three stages to her hair. It’s bone straight when it’s wet then as it dries, it curls into tight curls and after a day or two is more wavey. Now and again the back hairs go straight unless I put some leave in conditioner to revive the curls.
It means that Freya is an individual. Yes she is a mix of me and her dad but ultimately, her hair and the very many textures it holds are hers to define and embrace.
What’s your favorite protective style?
I love putting her hair up in a top knot when we go to messy play as it means she doesn’t get sand, oats and whatever else in the middle part of her hair where it’s difficult to wash out. It usually just get ma messy on the sides and I can usually just brush it off or wipe it off.
I love leaving Freya’s hair out in the winter with a bow or two usually because we have to put hats on. When we arrive where we are going we always have our leave in conditioner at hand, just in case the hair needs reviving! Her hair is so versatile though that I can do pretty much any style, put a snood on to keep her little ears warm, and we’re good to go! (Sometimes, Freya throws her hats away)
We just follow mixed chicks on Instagram and get some ideas on there.
Mixed chicks, black moms blog, Care for your hair Uk and we use hashtags on Instagram sometimes.
The leave-in hair conditioner because conditioner is life!! 🏽
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