Mixed Chicks was one of the first products I used on my hair when I was only entertaining the idea of going natural. I wanted to see what my hair would look like with less relaxer and more curl and an old co-worker suggested this brand which I should forever be grateful to her for because whatever goes into that Leave-in Conditioner is crafted by the hands of God. As you can see, I’m a Mixed Chicks fan, so it didn’t take much for me to want to try the new items launched by the brand this past November.
The line expansion included:
- Coil, Kink & Curl Styling Cream: A Cream infused with six nourishing oils to help hair retain moisture while doing twist outs, bantu knots, and other styles.
- Slick Styling Tamer — A lightweight pomade to tame edges and create sleek styles.
- Conditioning Cleansing Co-Wash — A no-lather cleanser alternative with jojoba and castor oils to make detangling easier.
- Curl Sculptor: A light curl definer that uses pro vitamin B5 for weightless, fast drying curls.
- Daily Hair Dress – An avocado, almond, and safflower oil infused cream to rejuvenate dry, brittle hair and repair split ends.
- Styling Gel — A no-flake defining gel to hold hair in place.
You probably already know my M.O. by now, but in case you don’t, I started with the conditioning co-wash to cleanse my strands before styling. My hair was pretty dry when I stepped in the shower and I liked that I could instantly feel the softening effects of the co-wash, which hydrates with Olive Oil, as soon as I applied it to my hair. After about 3 minutes or so I rinsed and followed up with the curl sculptor.
The reason I chose the curl sculptor is because it was basically made for lazy naturals like me who live for wash n’ gos. The directions explicitly state, “air dry and style as usual” after applying a generous amount of the product through wet hair and that’s exactly what I did. The first thing I noticed was the texture of the curl sculptor (shown in middle photo above), which is a gel-cream mix and truly as lightweight as the product claims. While I love Mixed Chicks’ leave-in, it can get a little heavy — especially when you’re heavy handed with product like I am. With the curl sculptor, I felt there was less room for error in the event you apply too much product because the formula is so lightweight, it’s hard to weigh hair down. I fluffed my hair out after application and let it air dry as directed, and about three hours later my hair was completely dry.
In the interest of not boring you with another fro photo, I created this little bouffant style, using nothing but a hair clip and the Slick Styling Tamer to smooth out my edges.
As you can see, my hair has a great amount of shine and my curls are nicely defined — and soft. It’s important to point out that the curl sculptor didn’t leave my hair hard at all. And I retained a great amount of length for not having stretched my hair at all either. I have to say, the curl sculptor definitely delivered on all of its promises to dry fast, elongate curls, and moisturize hair. There also wasn’t any buildup with the tamer and my hair still feels soft the next morning. If you want to know whether I’d recommend trying these new offerings from Mixed Chicks, the answer is yes.
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