Sunday, July 20

Clean those curly locks (the right way)



Have you ever had a bad hair day?


Oh, you have?


Well, whoopie for you! I have you beat! Cuz, in my book, a bad hair QUATER CENTURY pretty much wins that pity contest. (Who's got a violin?)


I was, ahem!, blessed with some majorly kinky curls, which, when not cared for properly, led to my being mistaken for a renegafe Chia Pet. And let's just say that I new SweetER (that would be my hubby)was here to stay the first time he saw me in the morning, looking like I had decided to stick my finger in a light socket just for the hell of it.


I'd post pictures for proof, but I'd like to maintain at least a sliver of dignity here. But feel free to point and laugh at the images in your head.


In my quest for curl control, I have tried E_V_E_R_Y_T_H_I_N_G under the sun, from chemically straightening it (bad idea), to extensions (not so bad of an idea), to the cheap and the expensive for hair cair products designed to make me look a little less like a black show poodle and more like I wasn't embarrased to leave the house.


Unfortunately for me, nothing worked, until I discovered Mixed Chicks Hair Products a few years ago. And yes, curly-haired Mommas, this is indeed when the heavens parted above and the angels started singing.


I love, love, love their shampoo, ($11.99 for a 10 oz. bottle) which is designed to get corkscrew curls squeaky clean. You get a rich lather that adds protein and strength, and a clean head of curls to love.


Most curly-haired chicks already know this, but the curlier the 'do, the drier and more fragile the hair. And since our hairs natural oil's help keep our thick and slinky-like locks under control, Mixed Chicks recommends limiting shampooing to no more than two times per week.


Want to give it a shot for yourself or your curly-headed kid? Just visit the Mixed Chicks site and then leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me what other product you'd love to see reviewed on my blog. I'll pick one luck winner at random at midnight (EST) on July 27 and post to PRIZEYWinners.


Good luck!

58 comments:

Bunny B said...

I'd love to see the Hair Silk being reviewed. Looks like a lovely product! Thanks!
bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Ashley said...

I would also love to see the Hair Silk reviewed. I also have frizzy hair, being blessed in all.
Thanks.
Ashley
ashley_miskel@yahoo.com

valmg for A Contest Blog said...

Thanks for listing your giveaway on A Contest Blog!

mannequin said...

Boy have I got some curls to tame! This looks great; I am so tired of having leave in conditioner in my hair weighing it down just to try to tame them.
I'd love to see that Hair Silk reviewed also! It looks very promising.

misty said...

My hair is a mess, and unfortunately my daughter got my hair. So both of us could really use this. I would also love for you to review the Hair Silk before I give it a try. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

Cuddle Cottage said...

I'd like to see the Deep Conditioner reviewed. My ultra-frizzy natural curls are a daily struggle and I envy those with thick shanks of healthy, straight low maintenance hair! And if hear one more 'oh but you're so lucky to have naturally curs', I think I'll throw up . . .
:)

TINKMH said...

Would love to see his mix reviewed! All the products sound great!

Kimberly said...

I have very dry, thick, course hair so I would LOVE it if you could review the deep conditioner. I have tried SO MANY over the years and I have yet to find anything that really works and makes my hair soft and shiny.

Thank you for a great giveaway!

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Melissa said...

Finally, something for us curly haired chicks to help prevent frizzies! I'd love for you to review the leave-in conditioner. I love leave-ins for the summer but it's been a really long time since I've found any good ones! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

laura said...

This would be the greatest gift for my sister! When she turned 11ish, started to go through puberty, she had a large splotch on the back of her head that turned crazy frizzy. Just a large splotch, the rest was straight. She went through the most horrid few hair years, and eventually it all pretty much turned curly. She's gotten good at styling it now, but I know she has to work at it so much harder and has a hard time finding great products. Thanks for the review and giveaway!! Oh, and would like to hear your review about the hair silk product. laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

gkstratos said...

YES!! My daughters and I have super-curly hair. Aside from the products already mentioned, I think the Hair Silk sounds great.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Alice H said...

I'd be curious about the HIS Mix products - the shampoo and the conditioner. Thanks for the giveaway! afdr3d@umkc.edu

Amira M said...

the hair silk looks like something that needs a review. I would love my curls to be silky :)

Christian Kay said...

Count me for another vote for the hair silk! I am always looking for new serums for my curls.

Stephanie said...

love to see review about leave-in conditioner/styling cream. I have very long, thick, curly, frizy hair and I can't seem to find a good styling lotion to control my curls!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Jane said...

I'm going to go with the flow and vote for the Hair Silk. I want to know if it weighs curls down or not!

Thanks.

bison61 said...

I like to see the leave in condition/styling cream reviewed

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Buki Family said...

i think you should review the hair silk as well.

3boyzmom said...

I have very curly hair and would love to try this stuff!!! And I'd love to see a review of the Leave-In Conditioner/Styling Cream. I never had much luck with leave in conditioners, but need the moisture!!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

Would love the family gift pack. I have curly hair and need all the help I can get!

michelle said...

Please review the deep conditioner. Thanks
email.mtsang at gmail dot com

Reiza said...

My kids all have curly hair, so I'd love to try the trio. If I have to pick just one from the trio, the deep conditioner. The hair silk sounds wonderful too. I'm going to bookmark that site. I really want to try a bunch of their products on my kids. We have had no luck with anything I've tried on them.

divrchk said...

I'd love for you to review the deep conditioner.

Paper Girl Productions said...

ooo I have curly/wavy hair that frizzes up in the humidity. I wold love try this and would love to see the deep conditioner reviewed. Thank you!

MoonMaiden said...

I'd love to see tje leave-in conditioner/styling cream reviewed on your blog :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

Betsy said...

I have natural curl! I would love to find out more about the hair silk.

melissad.williams said...

How about the Hair Silk? I would love to hear about it, since I have really frizzy hair.

ticole96 said...

I think the leave in conditioner/styling cream would be a good thing to review. Thank you for the giveaway!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

Bebemiqui said...

It's good to know that I only should shampoo twice a week.
The Hair Silk interests me.
Great giveaway! Count me in.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Erin said...

OMG could I use these products! I have the most fabulously kinky hair and have never found a product that does the calming job to my liking. I'd love to see the leave-in conditioner/styling cream reviewed as well!

Leane said...

I would luv to see their Hair Silk reviewed. Thanks

megankortepeter said...

Thanks for the contest! I'd love to try this out on my curls.

Mary512 said...

The hair silk looks interesting. great giveaway, thanks!

Tara said...

I'd like to see more of the Hair Silk. And I would LOVE to try this stuff on my curly hair!

windycindy said...

Hi, My niece has a head full of hair with curls! In the morning, you can hardly get a brush through it. Please enter me in your drawing. I really appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Peggy said...

I would like to see the deep conditioner ,does it weigh the hair down and how your hair feels after. I also like to have the whole set reviewed. The hair silk looks amazing. Count me in , matternu@aol.com

Rachel C. said...

I'd like for you to review the leave-in conditioner/styling cream. Thanks so much!

blueviolet said...

How did I not know about this company's line of products until now? I am so excited! My daughter's hair is exactly like the girls on the site. I would love you to review the His Mix line too. My son has the same texture of hair as my daughtter but his curls are a bit looser. He tends to keep it cut very, very short but it's so dry and his scalp is so dry all the time too.

Bless you for telling us about this site. I'm bookmarking it. I'm so fired up!

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

- Marybeth I. said...

My oldest and I have the curly hair.. the hair that everyone says they wish they had but if they HAD to take care of it (frizz) may think differently! MIXED CHICKS hair silk is the product I am most interested in having reviewed!

completelyme said...

I find the hair silk really interesting and so I'd like to see a review on that. Thanks for the opportunity!

kaylee8 said...

I would love to see a review of the hair silk or of the His shampoo! Both sound like great products!

judybrittle said...

I would love to see the deep conditioner reviewed.

Trisha said...

I'd like to see the Deep Conditioner reviewed.

EDRing said...

I would love to see a review about leave-in conditioner. I've never used one, and would like to know about it.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

ShopperAZ said...

I'd be interested in how the leave-in conditioner/styling cream handles fine ringlets like mine. Most reviews seem to lump together all curly hair types, but there is a big difference between handling fine, flyaway curls versus course, heavy curls.

Becca said...

I got Mom's stick strait hair and my sister got corkscrew curls from Dad. I'd love to win this for her. I think she'd also love the deep conditioner.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

calgirl said...

HIS MIX shampoo gor the man in my life with curly hair.

girlof80s said...

I would like you to hear your review of the leave-in conditioner/styling cream. I am always looking for a product to control my frizz and this sounds like it may do that. I would love to hear if it works for you especially since your hair sounds like it is curlier than mine. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

CJW's folks said...

The Deep Conditioner, I'm always looking for a better one!

yyeres said...

love to see review Hair Silk, thanks for this contest

Samantha P said...

the hair silk sounds really great! i'd love to read a review on that.

Sylvia P said...

i want to learn more about the hair silk!

Beki said...

I'd love to hear more about their baby chicks line. Unfortunately, it looks like my daughter has my hair and is well on her way to the same love/hate relationship I have with mine!

Xenia S said...

I have always wanted to embrace my curly hair but instead end up just pulling it up in a ponytail to get the mess out of the way. I would love to try these products and would be interested in seeing reviews of the Hair Silk or the Styling Cream.

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

klp1965 said...

id love to see the family gift pack reviewed :)

SECAVEN said...

hi - - how about reviewing the leave in conditioner/styling cream? i'm always looking for good conditioners.

Reiza said...

I've tried e-mailing you twice now, but I don't know if it's going through. I'm thrilled to have won this. Thanks so much.

If my last e-mail didn't go through, you can contact me at offthespaceship at myway dot com.

Helen said...

I'd love to try Hair Silk as I have thin, often frizzy hair!