Mixed Chicks Product Review

Monday, April 21, 2014

For the month of April I've been focusing all my posts on curly hair. I personally don't have curly hair, BUT my 5 year old daughter Aaliyah does! She has a FULL head of hair.. long, thick, and curly. Did I mention knotty? She's mixed.. her dad is black and I'm Puerto Rican, Irish, and Polish. (To see Aaliyah's hair care routine, click here.) As I explained in the last hair post, her hair has been a journey and has changed over the years. (Surprisingly she was born with straight hair!) Since Aaliyah is still too young to do her own hair, I had to figure out what products will work and what techniques I should use. 

MIXED CHICKS

products for biracial women, products for multicultural women and kids

Mixed Chicks is a brand that is well known and it is targeted towards "mixed" girls and women so this seemed to be a perfect match for Aaliyah! If you find that products in one aisle are "too dry" on your hair, yet the others are "too oily," try Mixed Chicks! I'm open when it comes to trying new products, so this is something I had to try!

 "Finally, a curl defining formula designed for 'us.' whether you're black, white, asian, latin, mediterranean or any glorious combination of the above, you'll love the way this alcohol-free, non sticky, lightweight product leaves your hair inviting to the touch as it defines and locks moisture into every curl. be a proud part in our multi-racial movement, show your curls and radiantly roll with 'Mixed Chicks.'"


Ingredients (Leave-In):
Water, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Emulsifying Wax, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer, Stearalkonium Chloride, Methygluceth-20, Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Choride, Octyl Methoxcinnamate, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Jojoba oil, Safflower oil, Primose Oil, Wheat Amino Acid, Crosilk, Methylparaben, Proplyparaben, Butylparaben, FD&C Yellow 5/CI 19620, FD&C 6/CI YELLOW 19630, Fragrance (PARFUM)


Shampoo:
Claims - rich lathers, clarifying formula, and removes build up

Does it live up to it's claims? 

Yes, Mixed Chicks Shampoo did a great job cleansing the hair but unfortunately it did leave Aaliyah's hair feeling very dry afterwards. It seems as if it strips the hairs of all its oils, leaving it dry. I wish it was a little bit more moisturizing.

If your not big on sulfate shampoo's, I don't recommend this one. Although Mixed Chicks does have another shampoo that is sulfate free!
Verdict: Thumbs down

Deep Conditioner:
Claims to be a great detangler, for course, curly, or straight hair, prevents breakage.

After I shampoo'd Aaliyah's hair, I applied the deep conditioner. I used my fingers to comb the product through her hair. I let it sit for a few minutes and then rinsed. This was my first time using a deep conditioner on Aaliyah's hair. This isn't your ordinary drug store conditioner. You can feel the difference when your combing through the hair with the conditioner. It also helps detangle the hair as well. I plan on trying this on my hair as well!

Does it live up to what it claims?

YES! Although I haven't been able to test out the breakage part, that would be something that you see over a longer period of time. I plan on trying this on my hair as well!
Verdict: Thumbs up

Leave-In Conditioner:
Claims to moisture, control frizz, and define curls

This is my favorite part of the whole line! I wanted to see the true results of this product so I used only the leave-in when styling Aaliyah's hair. I applied a generous amount product from the route to the ends, being sure to coat every strand, and let it air dry completely. I was surprised to see that her hair didn't turn out to be a huge puff ball.  I used the same finger coiling technique as seen in my YouTube video "Managing Curly Hair - Part 2 - Styling." 

Does it live up to what it claims?

100%! Love it.. it leaves her curls so soft and moisturized. I can definitely see myself buying a new bottle when this one is finished! You can say it's "repurchasable" lol :)
Verdict: Thumbs UP!

OVERALL
Pros:
- The leave-in conditioner is ALL I need to style Aaliyah's hair and get beautiful FRIZZ FREE curls
- Lightly fragrant - not too strong
- Helps detangles

Cons:
- Contains Parabens
- Shampoo is dries the hair out.



Thanks to Esthetica Salon and Spa for the opportunity to test out these products. 
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If you are from or visiting the South Jersey area, I totally recommend Esthetica. They are a high end salon with services that range from hair, to massages, facials, waxing, pedicures, manicures, and waxing. The salon is beautiful and has a very relaxing atmosphere. Located 20 minutes from Atlantic City in Northfield, NJ. Book an appointment, by calling (609)646-1816.



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