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.
What does being “Mixed, Multiracial or Bi-racial mean to you in 2017?
Do you have a go-to or token Mixed Chick Product you cannot go without?
How has having a product specifically for your cultural/biracial/ethnic/multiracial background impacted your beauty regime?
Do you use any other Mixed Chicks products as part of your beauty routine?
Yes! I faithfully use Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner. This conditioner can be used a step product. In other words, if I do not have any moisturizer for my wash and go, the leave in conditioner can be applied alone, and I will still have lots of definition along with moisture.
What new 2017 Mixed Chicks product are you interested in trying out?
How do your curls/hair texture represent your cultural/ethnic background?
As a child, my father would always preach to my sisters and I saying “African Americans comes in all shapes, colors, and textures”. Not to mention, I’m also part Indonesian. Being a woman from a African American and Asian background, my hair can represent well! I’ve always embraced my black beauty with my curls, and coils. I can rock braids, fro, or kinky hair. As part Asian..my texture is very fine overall. When it’s straight..you can definitely notice my Asian roots.
What is one feature of the Mixed Chicks brand that empowers your hair/beauty care?
One feature of the Mixed Chicks brand that empowers my hair/beauty care is that it embraces women from multi-races. Mixed Chicks brand gives women like myself, products that will promote and see results in healthier hair.
Why is the hair revolution celebrating natural/healthy hair types vital for our generation?
It’s vital to celebrate natural/healthy hair types for our generation because; for so so so many generations, our hair was looked upon as ugly. Women with kinky, curly coils could be the face of beauty magazines, politics etc. We had straighten our hair to look European in order to be accepted in society. Our hair is who we are!! God gave us this mane…so embrace it because; its beautiful!! Having healthier hair…is also having a healthy lifestyle. Taking care of your hair….is an example on how you take care of yourself! Embrace and love your beauty!! Let no man tell you…your curls, coils or kinks is unacceptable. In my eyes…that’s discriminatory! If you can’t accept my natural hair….you cannot accept my culture or who I am as a human being. Take pride of who you are and where you come from!
Is there a (Mixed/Multiracial/Bi-racial) celebrity who empowers you?
Yes! Tracee Ellis Ross!!! She is phenomenal!!
Do you have any go-to beauty/hair bloggers or vloggers who inspire or help your hairstyles?
Yes!! I stay on Mahogany Curls, Simply Bianca Alexa, and Naturally Quinn’s YouTube pages! Those women helped me a ton during my natural hair journey! Love them!
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