How many of you have spent a few dollars on a new hair product hoping it’ll make you look like Beyoncé? *Raises hand* Guilty as charged. Now multiply those few dollars by 6,000 different brands and you’ve just spent tuition for an entire college degree on your hair. Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but the point I’m trying to make is us, girls, spend hundreds of dollars on hair product. Shampoo, conditioner, oils, curl mousse, volumizing spray, and split end treatments…oh my GOD the list never ends.
I have for sure spent more money than I’d like to think about on my hair. Especially my curly, frizzy, dry, and brittle hair. It needs so much extra love so I feel like it’s my duty to make sure she gets the best care! Yes, I just referred to my hair has as a “she”. Sometimes I’ll find a product that gives me definition, but then leaves my hair crunchy and hard. Or sometimes I’d have no frizz, but then my curl is gone. It was always one or the other and never everything that I wanted. Until Mixed Chicks, so let me tell you my story of how I found the product of my dreams.
I was walking through the shampoo and conditioner aisle of Target one day and I come across this massive cut out of this beautiful black girl with a shiny fro! My first thought was,”Damn! That girl is attractive and holy SHIT is her hair perfect.”. Now, let’s not forget this was a poster I was looking at. A poster of a girl who most likely had her hair done by a professional and then edited a bit to give it a flawless finishing touch. This girl was advertising Mixed Chicks. A hair line I hadn’t heard of so I was immediately intrigued and helloooo I am a mixed chick (Eritrean/Salvadorian)! Finally a company that understood my needs, so I hoped.
This company had shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and a deep conditioner on the shelf so I start reading the label of the deep conditioner and, as expected, I read the same words I’ve seen on a bunch of other hair products. Nourishing, detangling, repair damaged hair, so on and so forth. I put down the deep conditioner and picked up the leave-in conditioner and read the words, “Finally a curl defining formula for “us.” By, “us” they meant girls of different races. Black, white, Asian, Latin, Mediterranean or any “glorious combination of the above”. I belonged to the “glorious combination” category and was instantly sold on the thought that Mixed Chicks knew what my hair needed. Without regret, I bought the leave-in conditioner and couldn’t wait to wash my hair to use it!
After saturating my hair with Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner in the shower and spending 45 minutes (takes forever) diffusing my hair, I could not believe the curls I had! They were so defined and shiny! To be totally honest, I was amazed at how soft my hair was and it didn’t have that sticky or crunchy feeling. Best of all, my hair smelled great. Needless to say, I went back to Target and picked up their deep conditioner, shampoo (sulfate free) and replenishing oil. I started to use the entire Mixed Chicks line and found myself so friggen obsessed with the results. I do a lot of travelling so I was happy to find something that can stand the frigid -40C winter (read my winter post here), scorching LA summers, and humid tropical destinations. I’ve had the best hair in all these different climates and I’ll never travel without my Mixed Chicks.
I wanted to do a little research and see who was behind this miracle line. I visited Mixed Chicks website and found the story of Wendy Levy and Kim Etheredge. Two chicks that too, have dealt with the struggle of “unruly” hair for far too long. After thinking their idea of creating a hair line was “silly”, they finally blessed the world with Mixed Chicks and I can’t thank them enough! Thank you, thank you thank you Wendy and Kim!
How many of you are already Mixed Chicks fans?