Mixed Chics on Youtube

I ran across a Mixed Chics bulletin on Myspace today announcing that they're now on Youtube with a series videos. Very Chic-me likey! However, I must say that I was a little disappointed that all of the videos (at least the few I watched) kept emphasizing that the models were mixed. Although to a certain degree, we all are mixed with something and the models had similar texture to my hair, but I don't consider myself mixed. The name itself leaves many non-mixed people wondering if the product will work for them, so I would have like to see one model who represented a regular black girl with regular texture. The product is advertised for women of many textures and hair types so I would have like to see that diversity in the videos.

Now, this is just my observation. Don't y'all start sending me emails and comments, because I SAID-the videos that I watched. I have nothing but love for Mixed Chics, that was just my impression. Geez~

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Wow I wouldn't have guessed she's half Chinese! Very cool and like how her hair came out.

Concerning the product comment I feel you however because the product is targeting mixed chicks I don't have as much of a problem with that as I would with say a product geared towards curly hair that showed everyone but black women or something like that.

If I understand correctly the goal of their creating these products being for mixed individuals who've had problems finding products that work for their hair, I think the focus does make sense.

Now business wise it would be smart on their part to show how the product works on all hair textures however doing so without overshadowing their target market.


I agree w/ you UC... It took me awhile to even try the products b/c I thought they were solely for "mixed chicks"


I think it's kinda naive to think that most mixed race people have a certain hair type. I mean that is kinda silly.

I have not given this brand or Blended Beauty the time of day because of the names of each brand and also how it is stressed that it's for people of a mixture of races. I don't know if BB is like that as much as MC is, but yunno. I know I'm not mixed, as in by their terms, so I pass things products up. I am sure many more women do the same. They could be the best products in the world for my hair but I don't think I will ever find out.


I understand what everyone is saying about possibly feeling left out of the specification for Mixed chicks. The issue with that I have as a Mixed chick myself is that I've always felt that way - black hair products didn't always include me. Products with more oil based content were too much for my hair but of course traditional products for white curly hair were too drying and stripped it. We may all have those similar problems with varying textures but I can say that when I found the Mixed Chicks products I didn't feel like I was placating to being tolerated by products but embraced with a combination of needs.

To not give a product the time of day because of the name kind of implies privledge that you have the choice to do so. I have to try everything everyone makes for every type of person because it's about finding a mix of ingredients that works for me. I'm not jumping on any one but I do think it's interested whenever people mention that someone identifying as mixed made them feel left out when mixed people may feel that way all the time. I think it's about coexisting. I'm mixed and black equally.

The cool thing about the Mixed Chicks products is identifying that it is about your curls not abotu your race...but it does feel pretty cool not to have to shelve half of your culture just for the sake of discussion and convenience to others.

I recommend that product to anyone of any curly combo - Twelve people stopped me in a week to tell me how nice my hair looked when I started using their products. It was amazing!


I understand what everyone is saying about possibly feeling left out of the specification for Mixed chicks. The issue with that I have as a Mixed chick myself is that I've always felt that way - black hair products didn't always include me. Products with more oil based content were too much for my hair but of course traditional products for white curly hair were too drying and stripped it. We may all have those similar problems with varying textures but I can say that when I found the Mixed Chicks products I didn't feel like I was placating to being tolerated by products but embraced with a combination of needs.

To not give a product the time of day because of the name kind of implies privledge that you have the choice to do so. I have to try everything everyone makes for every type of person because it's about finding a mix of ingredients that works for me. I'm not jumping on any one but I do think it's interested whenever people mention that someone identifying as mixed made them feel left out when mixed people may feel that way all the time. I think it's about coexisting. I'm mixed and black equally.

The cool thing about the Mixed Chicks products is identifying that it is about your curls not abotu your race...but it does feel pretty cool not to have to shelve half of your culture just for the sake of discussion and convenience to others.

I recommend that product to anyone of any curly combo - Twelve people stopped me in a week to tell me how nice my hair looked when I started using their products. It was amazing!


I'm quick to ignore that product cause it says "mixed chicks" ... I don't even know if i need to try it anyways since i don't know anyone with my texture who uses it...


I was going to try a sample but I didn't like some of the ingredients, wasn't sure what some of them were. So I gave it to someone who happened to be mixed. They were happy to try it out lol. I would have definitely tried it out though regardless of who it was intended for.

But I agree, some of the gals have afro textured hair and I did feel like they were throwing 'mixed' in there when really, it's just high textured hair :) Even 80% of the "black" hair care products don't work on my hair and I consider myself a regular black ol chick.

The bottom line is we all have to go through trial and error with black hair care products as well as non black hair care items. Not just those who are mixed..Natural hair is very interesting in itself :)


They imply that women that are "mixed" (e.g. myself), share the same hair texture. This is completely untrue. Also, "Black haircare products" are not made for people that are "fully Black", as the model states. They are made specifically for the African-American market in the US (usually, if manufactured by the larger companies), and we all know that EVERYONE in the US - whether pink, brown, blue, or purple - is not "fully Black". Unless you're a recent immigrant, chances are if you're living anywhere in the Americas, you are of mixed origin. NO matter your skin color.

I'm of Chinese and African descent and it's probably more apparent when one looks at me as opposed to her. Still, my hair texture is nothing like hers. I don't know where people form these bizarre assumptions about what "fully Black" or fully anything is, when it comes to the Americas. That just bothered me.


Also, I couldn't care less about feeling "left out". Why should we be included? People with specific hair types deserve their specific products that cater to their hair. We don't feel left out when it comes to "White haircare". No, instead we accept that their hair needs are different from our and we make our own. Likewise, though I don't agree that "mixed chicks" have the same hair type and thereby need their own products (because we don't all have the same hairtype), I do understand the need for different haircare products for different hairtypes. They probably couldn't think of another name for their product that easily enticed their target demographic. But I couldn't care less about being "included". I accept that everyone has different needs...


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