Mixed Chicks Hair Care Line

What are you thoughts on the Mixed Chicks hair care line? Is it a good product to use for type 3C hair? If not which hair care line is best for type 3C hair?

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Personally, it's OK. It made my hair hard and crunchy though. There are cheaper products out there.
it made my hair hard and crunchy too. and thats totally due to the wax thats in it. it has ingredients that alot of us curlies try to stay away from (sulfates, siicones).
What are you thoughts on the Mixed Chicks hair care line? Is it a good product to use for type 3C hair? If not which hair care line is best for type 3C hair?

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Originally Posted by Curls82
I have been using Mixed Chicks for 2 years and am aware of the cones and the wax in the the ingredients. However, I am a HUGE fan of the leave-in conditioner. I've tried many other products and keep coming back to this one. It does leave my hair crunchy, but this is alleviated by scrunching out the crunch when it dries. My hair is perfectly soft afterwards.
Mixed Hair 3B / 3C
Relaxer-free since June 2008
Shampoo: Deva Care No-Poo, Deva Curl Low-Poo and Kenra Clarifier
Conditioner: Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner or Joico Moisture Recovery; Kinky Curly Knot Today
Styling: Mixed Chicks Leave-In, Deva Curl Set it Free, Deva AnGell, Deva Curl Mist-er Right
ive used the mixed chicks, and i did like it, but did not like all the extra ingredients in it, as i am trying to be as natural as possible. I recently purchased the uncle funky's daughter leave in called "good hair" which is almost identical to the mixed chicks leave in minus the sillicones. its all natural, even looks and smells the same lol.. the mixed chicks gave my hair a little crunch, but i just scrunched it untill it was gone both worked ok, but i still prefer a gel or something over it as my hair needs more hold
What are you thoughts on the Mixed Chicks hair care line? Is it a good product to use for type 3C hair? If not which hair care line is best for type 3C hair?

Thanks
Originally Posted by Curls82
Personally, I think the Mixed Chicks line is okay if someone can deal with waxes, silicones, and sulfates.

And well the truth is.. some curly people can depending on how their hair responds to those things. A lot of people with healthy normal porosity hair..do okay with Mixed Chicks that I have heard. Some women I know with that sort of hair swear by it. Particularly women with very silky healthy curly hair seem to report they like it okay.

As far as products good for 3C hair...THERE IS NO SUCH THING. Not all 3C hair is the same. You may have thick overly porous 3C hair and your best friend may have fine normal porosity 3C hair.

You and she WOULD NOT be able to use the same products with the same exact results. What could be great for your hair could be a disaster for her hair.

You need to find out what texture and what porosity you have to determine what products are best for YOUR hair. Any curly hair expert will tell you that as well as many curly haired women that have been naturally curly for many years on this website.

The only thing these labels like "3a, 3b,3c, 4a,4b, 4c" tell you is the size of the curl of the hair and really nothing more although people like to claim it does... These labels do not reveal texture of the hair contrary to popular belief. Also 3C hair doesn't automatically mean the texture is silky but some people like to play like it does... don't believe the hype.

All 3c means is you have magic marker and/or pencil sized curls..that's all.
I love the Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner, Leave-in, and Hair Silk. I'm ModCG and 4A/3C. The Leave-in was the first styling lotion that gave me the results I wanted during the humid weather.

If you are 100% CG, then the other comments concerning CG would apply since the MC product line is not CG. You can find other product lines that can work for you and that are cheaper. I also like the fact that my hair dries quickly with the MC Leave-in than the other styling gels and leaves my hair soft. I do like Curl-Gel'les-C, and KCCC as well, though they take a bit longer to dry in my hair.

As you probably know, each person's hair will react differently, so do what's best for you and what you believe is the right maintenance for your hair.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Winter Regimen
Pre-poo: Hempseed oil
Cowash: HE The Sleeker The Butter, Trader Joe's Moisture Conditioner
Shampoo/Clarifier:various
PT:Not for a while...
DT:
Smooth Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner
LI/Detangler: It's a 10!, CURLS Cashmere Curls leave-in
Stylers: various
Sealers: Tamanu oil, The Body Shop Wild Argan Solid Oil

*experimenting and loving it!


I really like MC leave-in, but ontop of Kinky Curly Knot Today. I find it works better with a moisturizing leave-in underneath. It gives me soft curls with medium hold.

The MC conditioner is a staple in my hair arsenal.
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Type: 3b
Porous, normal elasticity, and coarse texture

Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Styling: CJ, jojoba oil, KCCC
DT: CJ Curl Rehab, CR Algae Deep conditioner
Love the DC, shampoo, and conditioner. Prefer MC over any other line.
I am not a fan of the Shampoo since it felt like it stripped my hair. However, the Deep Conditoner and Leave-in were pretty good. I loved the Deep Condtioner even though I never used it as such and used it as a regular condish. I couldn't get the Leave-in to work on my hair. But, the stylist who sold me the project had my hair looking the best it ever had in my life!!

Being that I found out I can't use protein on a daily basis it's not a product I can use. Therefore, I will not repurchase any of the products. I've used better conditioners and shampoos for sure.

I don't think its an issue of is it a good product for "Type 3c" hair. I think it is an issue of is it a good product for "YOUR" hair. You can not judge a product merely on if it works for a certain "hair type" because that doesn't matter. There are plenty of products that are used widely in the "type 3" community that I can not use on my hair.

That being said, I would just get a sample first to see if it works since they send out free samples if you send them an e-mail (at least they use to)!

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I used the MC leave-in about a year ago or so. (Before I knew about CG or found nc.com!) I really liked it at first - it stretched and held my curls in a really cool way. I noticed right away, though, that it builds up fast -- I couldn't just rinse my hair and then apply some more product the next day, as it would be way too waxy and producty. Sadder than this, the product just didn't seem to work as well over time (even when I completely washed it out, and then applied it again to clean hair.) Does anyone know why this would be so with the MC leave-in? Also, why are waxes so bad -- are they really hard to wash out? I guess I'm modified CG - I usually shampoo with Deva Curl NoPoo, I'm not sure if that's considered a poo or a co-wash (despite the name!)

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Curl Type: 3c
Fine, low density, not sure about porosity.

Products / Routine:
Daily shampoo & rinse-out conditioner: Currently using Tresemme Naturals.
Styling: Curls Milkshake as a leave-in conditioner, followed by Curls Gel-les'c (the kids version - it's cheaper) for hold.
Usually I air-dry, SOTC, and fluff from roots, or smooth it down. For faster drying I use a Belvedere salon hood dryer for about 20 minutes.
I had the same experience, I used it at the begining of last summer, but I felt like it really dried my hair out over time.

I loved the curls I got, but you do need to use a sulfate shampoo.

I used it for wash and does as well as a setting lotion for heat-free flexi rod sets, great hair everytime.

I want to use it again, i just don't know how to get around the dryness, plus where i live it gets super hot & super dry in the summer
3c, fine, porous,MBL
Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
I used the MC leave-in about a year ago or so. (Before I knew about CG or found nc.com!) I really liked it at first - it stretched and held my curls in a really cool way. I noticed right away, though, that it builds up fast -- I couldn't just rinse my hair and then apply some more product the next day, as it would be way too waxy and producty. Sadder than this, the product just didn't seem to work as well over time (even when I completely washed it out, and then applied it again to clean hair.) Does anyone know why this would be so with the MC leave-in? Also, why are waxes so bad -- are they really hard to wash out? I guess I'm modified CG - I usually shampoo with Deva Curl NoPoo, I'm not sure if that's considered a poo or a co-wash (despite the name!)

Thanks,
Rhiannon
Originally Posted by rhiannon

I'm a modified CG, and have been using MC leave-in for about two years. Yes, you do have to use a sulfate shampoo, but it doesn't have to be a harsh one. I've even used baby shampoo, and the silicones are removed. Or, you can use a clarifying shampoo. I've also used a baking soda and brown sugar mixture and my hair did not have build-up. HTH


I had the same experience, I used it at the begining of last summer, but I felt like it really dried my hair out over time.

I loved the curls I got, but you do need to use a sulfate shampoo.

I used it for wash and does as well as a setting lotion for heat-free flexi rod sets, great hair everytime.

I want to use it again, i just don't know how to get around the dryness, plus where i live it gets super hot & super dry in the summer
Originally Posted by Curly_Jammy
The MC leave-in is actually, (IMO), a styling lotion. I use a moisturizing leave-in prior to the MC leave-in. If I want a strong hold, I use little to none of the moisturizer prior to the MC. If I want a soft hold, then I use more moisturizer prior to the MC. Once I played with it, I found the right combo. I can wear a twist-out in the mist or light drizzle and my hair will not frizz. Or in the winter, I'll use a small amount for a light hold to prevent frizz from static electricity. HTH
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Winter Regimen
Pre-poo: Hempseed oil
Cowash: HE The Sleeker The Butter, Trader Joe's Moisture Conditioner
Shampoo/Clarifier:various
PT:Not for a while...
DT:
Smooth Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner
LI/Detangler: It's a 10!, CURLS Cashmere Curls leave-in
Stylers: various
Sealers: Tamanu oil, The Body Shop Wild Argan Solid Oil

*experimenting and loving it!


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I didnt really like the leave-in... Smelled like a relaxer and i thought it kind of had a relaxing effect on my hair.. It was nothing more than a light leave-in for my hair.. not something i'd want to wear my hair down with.. I used it for ponytails... it is a nice leave-in and good for slicking back and defining ponytails.. but there are way cheaper products that do the same and better...

I want to try the DC i'll probably try it in the next month...
When you say you "scrunch out the hold" how do you do that? Wet your hands and just scrunch over the leave-in?
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I tried mixed chicks it's okay but like many said in this thread it feels waxy on the hair. My hair feels super coated after I used it. I must say but it provides great slip but I've tried better conditioning masks.

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