This leave in conditioner is like an ex boyfriend that I just keep going back to…..
It was the very first leave in conditioner that I ever tried when I embarked upon my natural hair journey over four years ago now…..and it’s one of the few products I that just find myself being drawn back to time and time again.
Contrary to the name……Mixed Chicks is actually aimed at women (and men) of all racial backgrounds with a variety of hair textures and curl types.
I mentioned in my previous article that this leave in conditioner seems to work well for me during both the spring and autumn/fall months due to the properties in the ingredients. Sometimes it is literally the only product that just ticks all the boxes (hence why it’s pretty much empty in the above picture)……
Water, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Emulsifying Wax, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/pvp Crosspolymer, Stearalkonium Chloride, Methylguceth-20, Hydroxypropyl Timonium Chloride, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Jojoba Oil, Safflower Oil, Primrose Oil, Wheat Amino Acid, Crosilk, Hydrolyzed Collagen (Marine), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Fd&c Red #40, Fd&c Yellow #5, Fragrance
This is a multi purpose product. It works as a moisturiser to soften curls and also as a styler as it provides a slight hold for awesome curl definition.
It also acts as a heat protectant due to the blend of light silicones and proteins. However, as the ingredients only contain Amodimethicone as opposed to Dimethicone, I wouldn’t use this as a heat protectant when flat ironing at very high temperatures. Instead, I think that this leave in is perfect for prior use when using cooler appliances such as curling wands or heated rollers and it also makes for a great blow-dry cream too.
As I mentioned above, the silicones used are not only lighter, but are also known for being water soluble. Amodimethicone is formulated to be rinsed away with water and sulfate free shampoos, and therefore does not create build up on the hair strands or require harsh sulfates to remove them from the hair. This is also a great leave in if you are someone with finer/lower density hair as this product is much less likely to weigh your hair down than other moisturisers/curl creams.
Glycerin is very high on the list, which is great during the transitioning months as there tends to be more moisture in the air. So this humectant helps to draw in the water from the atmosphere and constantly quench thirsty curls.
Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner also contains lots of fortifying proteins such as Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Wheat Amino Acids and Hydrolized Collagen. These proteins penetrate the cuticle and help to strengthen the hair from the inside out. This means that this product is perfect for anyone with coloured/damaged hair, it’s also great for anyone who chooses to heat style frequently.
The mix of Jojoba Oil, Safflower Oil and Primrose Oil helps to soften the hair for smooth, glossy and hydrated curls with a non greasy feel. I can usually stretch out my wash and go for 4-5 days whilst using this product before my hair dries out and I have to wash my curls again.
The only thing I dislike about this product are the parabens. Whilst parabens haven’t conclusively been linked to any serious heath risks, I still prefer to err on the side of caution and avoid parabens wherever possible.
I usually purchase this leave in from Amazon at £12-£15 per bottle. I have yet to try the other products in the line such as the shampoo, deep conditioner, serum, etc. I have heard great things about them all!
I’m in love with Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner. Always have been, always will be! I’d rate this product 9.5/10.
Have you tried this conditioner before? Let me know in the comments below!
The Curly Cockney