Thursday, June 17, 2010
Product Review- Mixed Chicks
I wanted to give a product review of the Mixed Chicks line, specifically the shampoo, deep conditioner, and leave-in conditioner.
As I stated in a previous blog post, I only shampoo my hair a few times a year because I don't use a lot of heavy products so I rarely have buildup but it just so happened that I had been wearing twist for almost a week and after wearing my twist out for a couple days I wanted to go back to my wash-n-go puff, so I took this as a perfect time to use these three.
Mixed Chicks-Shampoo I usually wash my hair loose but I've notice that my hair has gotten thicker over the last few weeks so I decided to wash it in sections. I finger parted my hair into four even sections and secured each one. (While in the shower) I wet my hair and went one by one through the four sections shampooing and detangling them with my fingers. I usually hate shampoos because they are very drying and tend to make my hair feel rough and wiry (is that a word? lol) but I can honestly say that the MC shampoo didn't have that same affect as much. It did cause my hair to feel a little dry but very small in comparison to others I've used.
Mixed Chicks- Deep Conditioner After washing the shampoo out of each section and then rebanding the section, I applied the deep conditioner to each section. At this time I used my wide tooth comb on each part to evenly distribute the conditioner. My hair is a mix of majority 3c with a few pieces of 4a and wow, my curls and coils popped immediately. The pattern was so defined it was ridiculous. I put on a shower cap and sat under my bonnet dryer for about 30mins on low. I'm not one for heat (directly or indirectly) but the one time I do use it is for deep conditioning treatments.
Mixed Chicks- LeaveIn The issue I usually have with leave-ins are that they are either too runny/watery based or too creamy and thick. The MC leave-in was the perfect medium. It wasn't too runny or too thick but just right. It had great movement and a pleasant smell. It left my hair so soft. I put some two strand twists in and let it dry over night and it left it with a great look.
Overall Grade? A-