Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner -- In Review

Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner

I purchased this product after my beautician had done my b/c (Big Chop) and I was trying to figure out how I was going to take care of the hair that I had left on my head. She told me that some other clients of hers had recommended this product for natural hair care.
It took no time to locate the website and make my purchase.
When visiting their site, I liked the clean, contemporary, and earthy feeling of the site. There were great pictures of the creators themselves displaying the diversity of their curls. It also displayed pictures of young girls with diverse hair types to show you how well the products worked on children.
They do have stand alone products just for children.

Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner

This product is promoted to "define your curls and block frizz."
This product has been created/designed for "us" who they say are "many." The creators,Wendi LEVY and Kim ETHEREDGE,are themselves of "mixed" heritage but persists in the following philosophy toward hair: "Even if you are not mixed, you may have frizz and unruly curls, right?"
While there concept may be true, there are those who tresses are curly and are not of mixed background that feel the product does not cater to there 4a,b,c hair types.
The creators also suggest that this products tames frizz and define curls on "many hair textures and weaves (synthetic or human).

Product Ingredients

Water, glycerin, amodimethicone, emulsifying wax, hydrolyzed wheat protein,/pvp crosspolymer, methylgluceth-20, hydroxypropyl trimonium choloride, octyl methoxycinnamate, hydroxyethyl celloluse, jojoba oil, safflower oil, primrose oil, wheat amino acid, crosilk, hydrolyzed collagen (marine), phenoxyethanel, methylparaben, proplyparaben, butylparaben, FD&C red #40, FD&C yellow #5, fragrance
Sulfate Free

Creators of Mixed Chicks Conditioner

Wendi LEVY (left) and Kim ETHEREDGE (right), two "mixed chicks"
Wendi LEVY (left) and Kim ETHEREDGE (right), two "mixed chicks"

Review of the Product

I liked the fragrance of the product first off. It went on smoothy and I was able to disseminate it throughout my tresses easily. I didn't have to use a lot (at that time I had about an inch of hair!) I did find that at the end of the day my hair was a little crunchy but personally, that doesn't bother me. It did define my curls well and kept it frizz-free.
I purchased my first 10 ounce bottle in March of 2010 and as of July, 2011, I still have the same bottle. The reason being is that as my hair grew longer, it took much more of the product to get a good "defined" look which caused my hair to become "hard!" It also seem to dry my 3c hair out which then caused me to move on to another product.
I did find "refreshing" the product for another day was not as successful as when you completely re-co-washed my hair and then re-applied the leave-in conditioner.

Mixed Chicks Hair Products

Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner, 10 fl oz
Amazon Price: $16.60
List Price: $20.00
Mixed Chicks Kids Quad Pack
Amazon Price: $37.75
Curly Like Me: How to Grow Your Hair Healthy, Long, and Strong
Amazon Price: $5.99
List Price: $16.95
Mixed Chicks Hair Silk, 1.7 oz.
Amazon Price: $11.99
List Price: $12.00

Pros and Cons of the Mixed Chick Conditioner

  • Product Smells Good, Light and Refreshing
  • Easy to Apply to Your Tresses
  • Mixed Chick Offers .99 Cent Samples
  • Leaves Hair Shiny
  • Across Hair Types, Good Under a Moisturizer to Define Curls
  • Great for Mixed Nationalities and Curly Caucasian Hair Types
  • Product Works Well In Humidity
  • Can Cause a "Waxy" Build-up on Tresses
  • Dries Hard
  • Works Better on 2 through 3c Hair Types
  • Product Will Flake When Too Much Product Has Been Applied
  • Product Does Have Parabens and Silicones
  • Pricey -- Too Costly if you Wash Product Out Frequently to get that "Fresh" Day Look
  • Product IS NOT a NATURAL Product
  • Product is not "moisturizing" Enough
  • Product Seems to Work Best on "Looser Curl Types"


If you try the product and REALLY like it, Mixed Chicks offers a 1 liter size for $50.00!
Do I still have the product? Yes. Do I still use the product? No. Will you try the product again? Maybe.
Okay, you know what to do! Leave me a comment!

Mixed Chick Question

Have You've Tried Mixed Chick Leave-In Conditioner and...

  •  Liked It!
  •  Didn't Like It!
  •  Thinking About Trying It!

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