Sunday, August 10

Mixin' it up, curly-style



I have to laugh sometimes when my relatives look at Buttercup's ever-curling hair and then at mine. It's always with a snap of the lips that they say, "Aye, M'ija, maybe her hair will be more like her daddy's? It might be better, don't worry."

Better? Right....they mean better "than mine."

And people wonder why I grew up with a complex about my frizzy, corkscrew curls?

Remember my review of the Mixed Chicks shampoo? Well, I'm back to tell you about their Hair Silk and Leave-in Conditioner. And I'll tell you all one thing right off the bat; Buttercup could wake up with a 'fro worthy of the 1970's, and I wouldn't even bat an eye.

I've already got my secret weapon.

Up until a former co-worker introduced me to this stuff, I was spending boku bucks on tons of curly hair products and attempting to "mix" my own concoction each morning as I got ready for work. All told, I'd probably use 6 products at a time just to keep my hair from scaring the children on their way to school as I made my way to my car, and I had resigned myself to my fate of crunchy-curls and 'fro 'fro mornings.

Then I hesitantly tried the Leave-in conditoner, not for a second believing that I wouldn't need to use anything else in my hair, and certainly not buying their claims of "lightweight, non-sticky, and moisturizing."
Fast forward to just 48 hours later, and my arsenal of crap was in the garbage and I had already placed an order for three bottles of Happy at $16.99 a piece!

I can't even begin to explain the ego-boost that came with my newfound springy locks. Not only was I getting complimented left and right, but now my hair actually MOVED with the wind! It was heaven and I was loving every minute of it.
And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, Mixhed Chicks sent me a bottle of their Hair silk to try out. I didn't think I could improve on perfection, but wow!

Now, to be honest, I really wasn't thinking I was going to like this stuff. There were too many memories of nasty-oily hair from trying over-the-counter frizz busters that had just left a bad taste in my mouth. But I was pleasantly totally surprised to find that the Hair Silk does what it says it will do (read: leave you with a shiny head of hair, prevent fly-aways and split-ends, and all the while leaving your hair feeling like, well, your hair---only better!)


For what this stuff accomplishes, I certainly would be willing to pay the $11.99 for another bottle!

Now for your favorite part: Mixed Chicks has graciously provided me with one 10 oz bottle of their Leave-in conditioner to offer up to one lucky winner! Remember, this stuff works great on all kinds of curls for both kids and adults!

To be considered for the random drawing, visit their site and leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me what other product you are interested in trying out. One extra entry is available if you decide to choose one of the following:
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so (new subscribers only!)
* Add my button to your sidebar and comment (I'll check!).
* Blog about the contest and link to the giveaway.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar, linking to Berrie Sweet Picks.
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
Please note that non-bloggers MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing!

I'll pick one name at midnight (EST) on Aug. 18 and post their name to PRIZEYWinners and on my left-hand sidebar. The winner has four days from the announcement date to contact me, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

See you soon with another berrie sweet review and contest!

177 comments:

Lilith Silvermane said...

I would LOVE to try the hair silk.. sounds lovely, however I'd get it for my daughter, who has these lovely curly locks coming in (the only one of us with anything other than straight hair.)

Oh, and I'm already a Twitter friend :)

Bunny B said...

I would love to try their deep conditioner!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I'm also your twitter friend :)
ID: bunnyb

Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Rebecca said...

I like Kyla Jane, but then again I just love Butterflies.

Rebecca said...

Hmm that was weird, I am not sure where that last comment came from.

I was saying that I like the hair silk, but I also want to try the leave in conditioner. I also have a complex about my hair :/

rcgirl said...

Ooh, I am always up for trying new things for curls - mine are getting more & more unmanageable (due to hormones) since having the last kid.

Does being your twitter follower (already, count?)I am @Amber_ - lol.

Thanks for sharing this contest!

Cataroo said...

I would really like to try the leave-in conditioner/styling cream! We have very hard water here in Florida(not to mention the chlorine that is in it) -- and it has really dried my hair out! I also have naturally curly hair -- but when it's THIS dry, it just tends to frizz (especially when it is as humid as it is right now)!

Thanks for a GREAT giveaway!

Roseann K. said...

I would love to try and hair silk! My hair tends to look very dry, esp. in the summer! Thanks for the wonderful prize op!

pcbdolphins said...

I desperately want to try the Mixed Chicks leave in conditioner. I have beautiful natural auburn curly hair but it is always dry and flyaway looking. I can't find a leave in conditioner that doesn't leave it wet looking, sticky and hard. This is bad for job interviews and work. Please help me.

Mary said...

I gotta try the leave in conditioner/styling treatment! No frizz would be amazing. I'm going to sign up for your feed.

Nanci said...

I would love the leave in conditioner. My daughter's hair gets very snarly in the back because of her curly heair.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would really like to try the deep conditioner. Thank you for this giveaway!

cdziuba said...

I'd love to try the Hair Silk, thanx for the great giveaway!

MoonMaiden said...

I'm interested in trying out the leave-in conditioner :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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

Shannon said...

The hair silk as my hair is in desperate need of some help.

MoonMaiden said...

I blogged about the contest for an extra entry:

http://cherylfree.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/berrie-sweet-picks/

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

Damla said...

I'd like to try shampoo.

damlakayi (at) yahoo.com

kagey10 said...

deep conditioner for me!

and I am so glad you found these products. life is hard enough for kids, and now your daughter won't have to stress about her hair!

kagey10 said...

I have your button on my blog.

kagey10.blogspot.com

kagey10 said...

and I am following you on twitter. kagey10

Hil'Lesha said...

I'd love to try the Leave-In Conditioner.

Annie said...

When you last reviewed a product from mixed girls, I actually bought a few products from them. My youngest has very curly hair and needs all of the conditioning she can get.

Thanks

Jess V. said...

My hair is always in need of a deep condition; so I'd have to say the deep conditioner. The hair silk looks lovely and helpful also .

Anonymous said...

My hair is loved by anyone anytime they see me. They always tell me they wish they had it, but I tell them otherwise. The reason: I've done so much to it it's always dry, cracked, frizzy, hard to handle, it falls out all the time and it gets very oily within 2 days. I'm sick of having to deal with it. I need some kind of product to help me!

Julie Hendrix said...

Having 5 children that are bi-racial I always have to find something that works for their hair. The boys keep their hair short so theres no problem. The girls are like the Supremes they have very thick hair ranging from manageable to not, mostly held back by a ponytail. I would Love for them to be free. I would love to try your Trio Pac and the giveaway sounds great. My Mother in laws answer to their hair is to put a straightener or chemicals in their hair that only causes more drying and breakage even when I tell her no she does it anyway trying to disguise it as only a pull through or texturizer. These girls are beautiful twins age 9 and 10 year old and I want them to feel good about their hair too. Thanks contact: balls327892yahoo.com

Jo said...

Would love to see how the deep conditioner works on overtired chemical treated hair.

Maja said...

hair silk is my pick. i am sure my hair would love it.

kygirl said...

MIXED CHICKS deep conditioner

Becca said...

The Deep Conditioner sounds fabulous!
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

Happy Monday! I have 3 inter racial nieces and nephews. I would love to win this drawing for them. I also would like to try the "His Mix Shampoo!" Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Melissa said...

Since I live in the desert, I would love to try the deep conditioner. It sounds like such a great product! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

Brooke said...

I'd like to try the leave in conditioner. I've got super super curly hair.

krystal deblasio said...

im interested in trying out the hair silk.

krystal82107@hotmail.com

Reiza said...

I've been absolutely fascinated by this hair stuff. My bottle of shampoo just came in the mail today, but I haven't had a chance to try it on my kids yet. I'm hoping to get to do that tonight.

I'm dying to try the hairsilk and the deep conditioner on them.

Anonymous said...

Michelle J:
I would love to try the leave-in conditioner/styling cream.
watson@zerostreet.net

Meg said...

Their deep conditioner looks awesome. I am always searching for a great hair product. thanks!
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

susan1215 said...

I would love the leave in conditioner

michelle said...

I very much would like to try the deep conditioner. My hair so needs it.

Jen Hill said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. I would love to try Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner.

Many thanks!

Kimberly said...

I can really use a great deep conditioner, but the hair silk sounds great too!

I have your button on my site, Shescribes "dot" com. I also subscribe too!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

gkstratos said...

My daughters and I all have curly hair so all of the products look good to me, especially the Deep Conditioner.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Also a subscriber. Thanks.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

agordon10 said...

I'd love to try the hair silk for myself

Carolsue said...

The deep conditioner would be great!
digicat AT sbcglobal.net

Carolsue said...

Posted your button here:
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/

Carolsue said...

I also blogged your contest here:
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/08/berrie-sweet-picks-enter-by-818-and-you.html

TINKMH said...

My daughter in law just cut my hair for the perfect style for this deep conditioner!

megankortepeter said...

I'd love to try the deep conditioner.

Anonymous said...

hair silk :-)
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

classystina said...

I would want to try everything, becuase it all sounds yummy for my hair.

vboackle said...

i would like to try the shampoo.

Tammy said...

I would love to try all of these products on my daughters hair, as here hair is very curly and frizzy. Her hair is very hard to manage and it takes me 30 minutes to comb the knots out and braid it in one braid.

elaine said...

I would alsolike to try their Deep Conditioner since I color my hair frequently.
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

mverno said...

kyla jane

danosor said...

I would like to try the leave in conditioner.

chromiumman said...

love to try the hair silk

Alice H said...

The trial and travel pack is something I'd love to try - a little bit of everything! Thanks! afdr3d@umkc.edu

Bree said...

I would love to try their deep conditioner!! My hair could really use it!

sharon said...

this would be for my daughter, with her wavy hair..
would love to try leave in conditioner

Naomi said...

I'd like to try the Hair Silk, too, since it says it can be used on straight hair as well as curly. I am sadly not blessed with Roo's spiral curls...

Anna said...

I would love love love to try the deep conditioner.. I have yet to beat/tame my unruly mixed hair into any sort of submission

Lori and Gabe said...

The hair silk sounds awesome - for both my girls and myself! :)

oneinamil23 said...

I'd love to try the deep conditioner - but on my son's hair! He's 3 and has never had a hair cut, I can't bear to trim his crazy corkscrew curly hair!! He's mixed and just has this huge head of hair that takes SO much upkeep but I love it!!

autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

elkaye said...

Would I be wrong for saying that I want to try 'The Trio'? :)

sarah said...

I'd love to try their Hair Silk.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Krystal744 said...

I would love to try the Mixed Chicks Hair Silk and I know my daughter would love to try it as well, we are always looking for new haircare products.

Sharon said...

Would love to try the hair silk...!
Also...got your button on my blog at
http://middle-aged-mama.blogspot.com/
THANKS

melissad.williams said...

I'd love to try the Hair Silk!

Sharon Harmon said...

My naturally curly hair is so
thirsty for Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner!! Thank you for the contest!

gillian said...

I want to try all the products!!! The Deep Conditioner especially.

gratefulsoul at hotmail.com

idahomom said...

I would like to try the shampoo. Thanks for the chance.

Betsy said...

The hair silk sounds cool!

Julia said...

I would try the whole trio. I'm always looking for something to help with the new pregnancy curls I got. :) Thanks!

mom2nji said...

I would love to try the leave-in conditioner/styling cream for my sons who are mixed! I cant seem to get it under control!
mom2nji@yahoo.com

sunnymum said...

I'd love (my husband) to try his mix. Nice to find a product for him. Thanks!

denyse said...

The leave in conditioner.

Kristy said...

My hair is always frizzy, so I would love to try the Hair Silk.

ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kathy Mullins said...

The leave in conditioner being offered is just what I need for my hair. Perfect!!

thanks

majqa1966@yahoo.com

Elena said...

I'd like to try the shampoo, I have a hard time finding a shampoo I really like. Thanks for the contest!

louiseb130 said...

The leave in conditioner would be great for my curls

toughturtles said...

the trio

tuna said...

I gotta try the leave in conditioner

Tina said...

I'd like to try their deep conditioner. tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

artkdz said...

THe hair silk sounds amazing. Just what I need to tame my curls. I certainly don't have time to waste using lots of products with a baby to take care of. Can't wait to see what my little girl's hair does when it's all grown in.

artkdz said...

I subscribed with yahoo

Sunnyvale said...

I'd like to try this.

dcala said...

I would like to try the deep conditioner.

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I would love to try the deep conditioner. Thank you!

Rachel Fox said...

I like the hair silk - 50 ml. My hubby is always trying different hair smoothers...thanks for the opportunity to win!
rachelfox1981 at yahoo dot com

yyeres said...

I'd like to try the hairsilk and the deep conditioner.

kristilb19 said...

The deep conditioner looks wonderful! Products sound great! I'd LOVE to win and try it out!
kristilb19@yahoo.com

great shop

mogrill said...

I really love the Butterflies! So pretty.

Rebecca said...

I am interested in trying the Trio - it is the shampoo, deep conditioner, and the leave-in conditioner/styling cream. I sooo need all these products, my poor frizzle frazzle hair.

Jenn S. said...

I would love to try the hair silk.

Anonymous said...

farm market

amy mayer said...

bajjmayer@aol.com says: def the deep conditioner!

Bebemiqui said...

I think I'd want to try the hair silk.
Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

kara said...

The hair silk sounds great. My hair drives me nuts! www.kccpets.com click contact

Anonymous said...

hair silk

llinda29 said...

like to try the hair silk

souldolphindream said...

Our family would love to try the family gift pack

thanks

souldolphindream@earthlink.net

Angie said...

I would like to try HIS MIX for the man in your family. It sounds like a good leave in product.

Good luck and thanks!

baileybobby6(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beverley said...

Deep Conditioner for my dry hair.

Amanda said...

I would like to try the hair silk - it's hard to find products that don't make your hair feel funny.

Tracye said...

I spent waaaay too much time on the "Testimonials" page.

My hair is a frizzy, dry, curly mess. NOTHING helps. And believe me, I've tried them all. I have a cabinet full of half-empties that DO. NOT. WORK. Unfortunately, hubs loves when I leave my hair down... which means the world gets to see my mess.

So, I'd really love to try the hair silk, but you already mentioned that... so I'd also like to try the deep conditioner.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PUHLEEEEEZE pick me. I think you may be the only person on Earth who understands how badly I need this!

judybrittle said...

I would like to try the Mixed Chicks shampoo. It removes build-up and its good for color treated hair.

Rebekah said...

i'd love to try the deep conditioner.. my hair needs HELP!

spongemonkeybautista@hotmail.com

mom2boys said...

I would love to try the Hair silk. Thanks for the great giveaway!

sandra jensen said...

All the products look great - my my dry, gray, over colored hair needs the deep conditioner!

Thanks!

sajdakota@yahoo.com

rachel foos said...

hair silk please!

foos_rachel@yahoo.com

WM said...

Would love to try the deep condition for my daughter

and I subscribed to the feed too

im.a.twinz.mommy@gmail.com

Thanks!

joannaonthelake said...

Hello! I have very long, layered curly, kinda wild hair so I am very, very curious about these products from Mixed Chicks. Since I believe products work well when paired together, I would opt for wanting to try the Mixed Chicks "The Trio"! That way you get to try the shampoo, leave in conditioner and the deep conditioner and can really see how the products compliment each other and work in harmony together. I also am very intrigued by the Hair Silk and would love to see how this works on my locks! Thank you for introducing this line of products to us!
joannaonthelake[at]gmail.com

Tracy said...

I'm like you, a good product is hard to find, so I'd order the trio. This way I'd have the entire line at my disposal. Loved their site, I will be back whether I win or not. Following you on twitter!

Kari said...

Definitely the hair silk. I have wavy, wavy hair that needs toned down. So does my daughter. Thank you!! Their products look fabulous!!

jill190 said...

I would love to try their deep conditioner!

mishmish said...

I'd live to try the deep conditioner.

Princess Golden Hair said...

the Mixed Chicks leave in conditioner sounds like just the thing for my golden locks

Tammy said...

I would like to try their shampoo == I am looking for a new one right now to replace a discontinued kind

justicecw said...

I would love to try the hair silk and the deep conditioner. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Jessilyn82 said...

Other than the leave-in I'd love to try the deep conditioner, it sounds perfect for restoring my hair after all the sun and chlorine it's endured this summer.

purplepassion126 said...

I would love to try the deep conditioner--thanks!

Kelsey said...

Great giveaway!!

Would love to try the hair silk for my little cousin who has a head full of curls!

Thanks so much!

Kelsey
rawrissexy@gmail.com

shellydelight.etsy.com said...

I'd like to try the leave in conditioner. I have very long hair and it hurts to brush while its wet.

-Shelly
Shellydelight@gmail.com
http://shellydelight.etsy.com

blueviolet said...

I'd love for you to review the leave-in conditioner. That's a product my daughter and son would really use a lot.

I'm also a subscriber!


doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

yellowlabs said...

I would LOVE the hair silk!

Kristine Michelle said...

I'd like to try to Hair Silk.
Your button is on my blog:
http://kristysstuff.blogspot.com/

Jean said...

I'd like to try the deep conditioner. I am really looking for a good one. Thanks!

imaclutz89 said...

I would love to try the hair silk.

camper223 said...

I just spent a fortune getting a perm for my daughters wedding. I have the most thickest straight hair you have ever seen. When they said they wanted a uplift with curls hanging down for the wedding I laughed not this head, curls would be out in 5 minutes, so off to spend 3 hours getting a perm.
Now the next day trying to find shampoo, conditioner, gel and mousse to use that won't relax my perm in a few days when I wash it.
After 45 minutes reading every bottle in the store to see if it was color safe ( I have highlighted hair) and perm safe. Believe you hardly any bottle lets you know. My 16 year old daughter stated mom just buy anything. Well hen dad only works out once a year for mom to have nice highlighted locks I need to keep them as long as I can, so I tell her they need a chart that lists all shampoos, conditioners and gels/mousse that are safe for what types of hair.
I would love to try the leave in conditioner. Thank you for all your time, effort and energy you provide to make these contests possible so that we may win some awesome and much needed prizes.

camper223@live.com

TeeJay said...

I'm always looking for a new deep conditioning treatment and would love to try mixed chicks for my crazy curls! thanks!

shiloh said...

Dry hair and skin are a family curse, so the deep conditioner would be nice.

Anonymous said...

I like hair silk.

stephanie_adkins@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like hair silk.

stephanie_adkins@yahoo.com

Jaime C. said...

I'd love to try the deep conditioner.

Erma said...

I'd like to try shampoo and conditioner.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

NesieBird said...

I have really dry hair and would LOVE to try out this deep conditioner.

ladyorchid said...

I wold love to try their deep conditioner ..this Texas heat is frying my hair!!!! They also offer samples sizes too. I am definitely placing an order. Thanks!!!!

ladyorchid said...

I forgot to leave my email

tys29@hotmail.com

madangle said...

i could really use this, would love to try it

InMyHeart01 said...

I'd like to try the deep conditioner.

redron said...

I would like to try the deep conditioner too

dhunt said...

I was saying that I like the hair silk.

Anonymous said...

Hair Silk

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

ssmina said...

I would love to try the leave in conditioner. I have long curly hair and would love to actually try any product! thanks for the very cool giveaway.

bison61 said...

I would like to try the leave-in conditioner/styling cream

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Megan B. said...

As a curly haired girl, I would love to try out the leave-in conditioner/styling cream, I'm amazed at how many people use heat on their curly hair instead of letting it dry normally. This is a great thing to use. Thanks for the giveaway!

lovelyluckymegs@yahoo.com

MonCherie said...

I would love to try the Hair Silk, what woman wouldn't want a thing with the word "silk" into it

Karrie said...

I am interested in the Leave-In Conditioner

jodene said...

The hair silk would be what i would like to try.

lisalmg said...

I would really love to try the leave-in conditioner/styling cream for my daughters crazy curls.

girlof80s said...

I would like to try the leave in conditioner/styling cream as well as the hair silk. I have really curly hair that tends to get very frizzy at times and I am always looking for products that will help to control the frizz. I think these products would really help me to be able to control the frizz. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
girlof80s@aol.com

crystalf said...

The deep conditioner sounds really good. Thank you!

Samantha P said...

this stuff sounds so perfect for me! my hair is absolutely impossible! i'd love to try the deep conditioner!

arvard said...

I would like the shampoo.

purango said...

I am interested in trying hair silk. garrettsambo@aol.com

Angela said...

I'd like to try the deep conditioner.
I put your button on my blog!

Deborah said...

I'd love to try the Hair Silk; I hate frizzies!

Joy said...

I'd love to try the leave-in conditioner.

Xenia S said...

I have never been happy with my curls, I would love to try the hair silk or the leave-in conditioner in hopes of having a frizz-free breakthrough!

Thanks for the giveaway!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

kaylee8 said...

I would love to try the Shampoo - my hair needs lustre!

deedleweedle said...

I want to try the Mixed Chicks leave in conditioner.

klp1965 said...

i love the deep condition my hair looks like a haystack :(

Shenna said...

I'd love to try out the deep conditioner. My 2 year old has wild and crazy curly hair - I've been looking for something to help tame it!

calgirl said...

I like the deep conditioner. My hair gets fried from styling and I could really use a deep hair treatment.

Meredith said...

The leave-in conditioning styling cream in the great big pump bottle soulds like it would tame wavy dry hair well!

noreen said...

MIXED CHICKS deep conditioner

Mia said...

I think the leave-in conditioner would be great for me and my daughter!
mia.georgiu[at]gmail.com

kananee said...

Could really use the deep conditioner!

lokeelanee (at)netzero(dot)com

Sylvia P said...

i'd love to try the hair silk, that would be great for my daughter!

aybbelle said...

I would love to try the deep conditioner. My hair dry and would love to try it! abarrett005@cfl.rr.com

Stacie said...

I'd like to try the hair silk and the deep conditioner. I have thick, frizzy hair naturally.. but this 100% humidity gives me no justice. I could put these products to great use.

absolutestacie@yahoo.com

rlgrady said...

The hair silk sounds perfect.

Rockin' Mama said...

I NEED the deep conditioner! I have thick curly hair that dries out in the summer


jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Susanne said...

The deep conditioner would be great to try!

Susanne said...

The deep conditioner would be great to try!

masonsgranny59 said...

I would love to try their deep conditioner 2!

donna444444 said...

I would like to try the deep conditioner.