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WEAR: NATURAL HAIR – MIXED CHICKS

*Disclaimer: ย This post contains my own opinions and is sponsored by Mixed Chicks.

“I’m a queen crowned in my curls, and so are you.”

I absolutely love my hair and can honestly say that going natural is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Why?!? Because it is so liberating!!ย  However, it still fathoms me that the thought of chopping off most of my hair years ago even crossed my mind — given I was more reserved and less of a risk taker then.

Hold up, let’s take a step back and start from the beginning! ๐Ÿ˜€

Five years ago, I was standing in the bathroom mirror of my Cincinnati apartment dreadfully taking down a sew in. As I finished, I contemplated on whether or not I wanted a change. You, know…something drastic.ย  [If you know me, you’d know I rarely do DRASTIC!] However, it was definitely time for a change as I had been rocking the same style for my long permed hair for years (a silk or roller wrap with occasional braids and sew ins).

So, I did it — “The Big Chop” (snip, snip)! Following, I was in complete shock for two reasons: (1) I couldn’t believe that I had just done that, (2) My hair is sooooo short! Well, it was too late to turn back as the damage had already been done. Cutting my hair was always something I wanted to do, and I’d finally got enough courage to do so. Further affirmation was when my boyfriend (now husband) came into the bathroom and said, “You did it!” :O

Little did I know, I was in for a major learning curb.ย  The struggle was all the way real. My hair was so short that I couldn’t even style it into a ponytail. A million thoughts began to run through my head to reassure myself of the decision I’d just made…”You wanted this change“, “It’s just hair“, “It will grow backeventually“, “Embrace it“, “Figure it out“, “You got this“. So after giving myself the pep talk, I decided on a style that would give my hair bit more length…mini twists. To date, they’re still my go to style.

Now that I’ve given you the rundown, let’s get back to present day.ย  I’m much more wiser and way better with managing my hair. Also, I’m glad to have come across some of my favorite hair care products along the way.ย  Mixed Chicks is one of those brands that I can’t get enough of, especially the latest products from their line. They were kind enough to send a few items my way, and my hair absolutely glorified them!

However, there are two products that I would like to highlight.

  1. Conditioning Cleansing Co-Wash:ย  I started with this product; and, to be honest, I was pleasantly surprised that it cleansed my scalp so well. I’m typically a shampoo girl, but this product has changed my thinking.
  2. Coils, Kinks, and Waves Styling Cream: Following the co-wash, I used this cream to style my hair into two strand twists. This light weight cream gave my coils extreme definition and shine.

These two products and the rest of the line will become staples in my hair regimen.ย  If you’re a natural hair rocker and are searching for new products,ย Mixed Chicks is a must have!

Photos by:ย ย Chris Harris
Where:ย Hyde Park | Tampa, FL
What Iโ€™m Wearing:ย 
-Hair Products: Mixed Chicks
-Blouse & Skirt: Thrifted
-Shoes: LC by Lauren Conrad

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Until next time,

xoxo.

KD

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie
    January 16, 2018 at 11:24 am

    You have absolutely beautiful hair! I have two daughters from Uganda who are rocking natural hair. We’ve never tried Mixed Chicks, but maybe I’ll have to now!

    • Reply
      KD Harris
      January 17, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks so much! I love my natural hair. Yes, you have to! Let me know when you do.

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    Ruthie Ridley (@RuthieRidley)
    January 16, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I LOVE their products!!!! My daughters are half Jamaican and Half English, this is the perfect product for them!

    • Reply
      KD Harris
      January 17, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Yes, they are amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Emma
    January 16, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Girl i know that feeling of the big chop! But your hair was beautiful before and even more so now.

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    Joan Cajic
    January 16, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Love your hair, never tried mixed chicks and I honestly don’t know why I guess it’s time for me to add more products on my hair routine.

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    Theresa Marie Daily
    January 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I love a good hair product! I just did a big chop on my hair too and I love it! Shorter is the way to go (:

  • Reply
    Justine
    January 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    wow I love your hair, it looks gorgeous!

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    Cristina - Memories of the Pacific
    January 16, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous in these photos! I’ve never tried these products though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Brittany
    January 16, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    AMEN ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ I love this. I am not mixed but my little cousins are and as the person who loved to do their hair I learned so much!!

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    katevanvleck
    January 17, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Sometimes “drastic” is just exactly what we need huh?! Love the natural curls!

  • Reply
    Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
    January 17, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Your natural hair looks BEYOND gorgeous. I wish I was as lucky as you!

  • Reply
    Mimi
    January 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Your hair look bomb! The products look nice too bad I have spaghetti hair ahah

  • Reply
    Holly Lasha
    January 17, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Beautiful! I think your hair looks gorgeous and I LOVE the photos!!

  • Reply
    All She Things
    January 17, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Your hair looks so nice! I have straight and heavy hair and no matter how hard I try to curl them, the curls just don’t stay ๐Ÿ™

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    Leah Klein
    January 17, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Oooh!! I love the look.

  • Reply
    Amber
    January 17, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I love the short hair! Makes me want to chop mine!

  • Reply
    theobriensabroad
    January 17, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    I love your hair! You are beautiful!

  • Reply
    Shannon | Shannie Chic
    January 17, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Your hair is so gorgeous, just like you!

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