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1st Annual Hair Product Review – 2010

Hair Product Review - 2010

Hair Product Review - 2010

Calling all mixtkids, parents of mixtkids and all black, ethnic, kinky and curly beauties out there!  Mixtkids is looking to our readers and followers to help develop a list of good hair products.  And possibly, a list of products to AVOID.

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The categories will be broken into: Shampoo, Deep Conditioners, Detanglers, Leave in Conditioner and Finishing products.

So, please, send me any and all comments on products you use or have used.  The good, the bad and the ugly.  Make sure to include the size and price of the bottle.

Part of the reason I want to do this article and list is to help my budget.  With two curly girls in the house now, I’m burning through Mixed Chicks!  Even though it works great, it’s not easy on the pocket book.

Looking forward to hearing from you all!  Caio!

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  1. I stumbled on your website from googling images of short curly hairstyles for my 2 year old daughter. I have 2 curly girls also and like you I have tried and wasted a lot of products finding the right one. I have blond straight hair so I know nothing about curls. My hair won’t even hold a curl.

    It took me about 2-3 years (and finding little hair balls around the house) until I figured out what to do for my oldest who is now 6. I asked anyone and everyone had something different to say. I have found that conditioner is the key. We always leave conditioner in…never rinse it. I probably comb and shampoo too much but I can’t help it!

    I found a local salon that specializes in curly hair. They are trained by Ouidad…heard her mentioned on Regis and Kelly one day and looked it up. That helped a ton but it just isn’t affordable for us right now. They did a style out – showing me how they would do her hair from start to finish. That helped confirm I was doing it right. Then we got a deep conditioning treatment and a trim. That was last May.

    I came away with some Ouidad heat and humidity gel and a huge bottle of mixed chicks conditioner. We are now out and I just don’t have the money to go back so I am making do right now.

    I like the Aussie Moist conditioner…big bottle about $5 or $6.

    I found this website….http://www.tightlycurly.com/welcome/
    that explains a lot about ingredients and she has a lot of different product reviews. I also got the brush/comb she recommends and it has worked great on my oldest daughter’s hair because it’s gotten longer (barely to her shoulders – wish it would get longer) but not so much on my 2 year old. Her curls are even tighter than her sisters and all around her head.

    Her suggestions might help get you through until you can get more mixed chicks.

  2. Diane

     /  May 31, 2010

    I found your blog searching for pictures of curly mixed race hair. I have a long list of products that are my “tried and true” and then others that I feel work well in between (because like you said, these natural products for our dds hair are pretty expensive). Here is my list of favorite products.

    1.Baremineralindulgence – I use pretty much all of the products from this line. I don’t see this line getting as much publicity but it was created for biracial and black kids too, and is natural. My absolute fave products from this line are the Pure & Natural Cream, Girly Curly, Neat & Pretty Pudding, Twirlz & Curlz Hair Shake, and the Naturally Me Shampoo. The shampoo is moisturizing and a little goes a long way, I lather my daughter’s hair up well with it and rinse out. Then I follow up with Suave’s Shea Butter and Almond Conditioner. I use the Pure & Natural detangler cream with it for exta slip. Let that set for a min and rinse off. Then I use the Twirlz & Curlz Hair Shake as a leave-in and use the Girly Curly for styling. I use the Neat & Pretty Pudding for slicking back dds edges. These products are emollient so I find that using them all together like this for my youngest dd with 2a hair sort of weighs it down (I use the Pure & natural cream and Twirlz and curlz shake for her hair exclusively), but I LOVE LOVE LOVE what it does for my daughter’s 3c/3b curls!

    2. Giovanni – Giovanni’s Direct Leave-in is really good on my daughter’s hair. It’s natural and easily accesible. The slip is amazing and though the shampoos are a bit drying on my oldest daughter’s hair. I usually can dillute it for clarifying.

    3. Aubrey Organics – I absolutely love the Honey suckle rose conditioner as a deep conditioner. You MUST try this one! You can deep condition with this and it makes the hair really soft and moisturized. I know this can be found at whole foods too.

    You can use Suave and White Rain on your daughter’s hair as a conditioner and as co-washes. A lot of biracial women and black women I know with curly hair use these brands because they have no cones and are moisturizing…and cheap. Equate also has a detangler spray that’s great on kinks.

  3. sdmom22

     /  May 31, 2010

    Thank you so much for the information on products you use and like. We are definitely gonna try the Aubry product NOW. Summer is when we need deep conditioning the most. I also want to check out the Bare Mineral Indulgence line. I’ll let you know how it works for us. Thanks again!!!

  4. Shea Butter can really promote great health..,”

  5. Shea Butter is also good on your skin. We use it a lot for treating dry sin or scars.~”:

  6. Me&Remi

     /  August 16, 2010

    Remi and I both use a lot of homemade products, but I have been trying new things in her hair. I can say that I absolutely hate cantu leave in conditioner. It leaves the hair too sticky and everything clings to it!

  7. I honestly liked your article. Your post gives a lot of know-how of love relationaship. I will be prospective on reading extra from your side.

  8. oh by the way shea butter tastes good too*.`

  9. i remember my grandma who loves shea butter so much. -`~