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?
I feel like the conversation about being multiracial has shifted. There’s more acceptance for differences. You’re not having to pick and choose what race you identify with. We’re now being accepted on tv and in advertisements.
How did you find out about Mixed Chicks?
I was actually in a show, Black Latina, and Mixed Chicks was one of the sponsors of the festival.
What is your go-to Mixed Chicks product essential for your hair regime?
My go to product is the Mixed Chicks shampoo. With out a clean head you can’t do much.
How is your cultural/ethnic background reflected in your hair? (ex: texture, length, curl pattern, etc.)
I am Caribbean, American, Spanish, and Native America, so my hair is curly. At one point, I hated my curls and I texturized my hair for 8 years. I cut my hair in September 2015 in order to go back to my natural roots!
Our new campaign is focused on #itsminetodefine, What does this mean to you?
#It’sminetodefine means being authentic and embracing my natural hair and natural beauty. No longer am I letting others choose for me, I’m doing me!
What’s your favorite protective style?
My favorite protective style is braids. It’s super low maintenance and I don’t have to worry about daily styling or washing my hair for at least a month.
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