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This is a Hair-spiration post. I
meant to post this last year but i had just made it to posting these styles on
our FB page and so without further a due here are three 4th of July hairstyles
for girls that are super cute, festive and great for all ages that i did this
past year on the Diva. I didn't feel directions were needed as the styles
are pretty much self explanatory and like most of the time these i created off
the top of my head (not saying that someone hasn't thought of them before me, i
just didn't see them anywhere else)... I used a variety of products to
create these styles and we are still on our all natural kick so that realm of
products are all that we use. Last year i had done a cute 4th of July hair
style too and you can clickhereto
reflect upon it....
(This was the HUGE hit of the 4th of July styles this year <3 span="">3>
These are some of
the many wonderful bows we were blessed with by our lovely sponsorCute N Curly
We were graciously blessed with a Kids pack from Mixed Chicks and since we've been using it for some time now, i have gathered enough details and information through our steady reviewing to provide a thorough review. Included in our package is the... *Mixed Chicks Kids Shampoo *Mixed Chicks Kids Conditioner *Mixed Chicks Kids Leave-In Conditioner *Mixed Chicks Kids Tangle Tamer In the past we have reviewed Mixed Chicks products before, of which i purchased and if interested you can click here and here to reflect on our prior review of the Mixed Chicks Conditioner (adult one) and Mixed Chicks Hair Silk respectively. For a long time i had interest in reviewing this set here but have had no luck until now and during that time Ive stumbled upon lots of reviews on all sides of the spectrum so i was interested in how these would work for us. I will begin with the Mixed Chicks Kids Shampoo
Product Description Finally, a tear free, gentle, natural, safe shampoo for our kids. Now you can wash tender scalps daily without fuss. Ingredients Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glyco, Caprylo Hydroxamic Acid, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free, protein free Color: Yellowy Scent: Slightly Citrus-y Texture/Consistency: Light/Medium weight/Transparent Cost: $13.00 per 8oz Pros -Light/medium weight -Slight mild fragrance -Kid friendly -Light/Moderate Lather Cons -Immediately strips my daughters hair of its nourishment -Leaves my daughters hair coarse -Must apply lots of conditioner/moisturizer after use immediately My Feelings I've been using this for weeks now and I believe that this shampoo has both good and not so good attributes... Id say that this is a kid friendly product which is a must when using products on children specifically. My daughter did not complain about it at all, It has a light and fresh scent which she did rave about. Its consistency was pleasing to us being on the lighter side. I feel that is a bonus because my daughter has thin and fine curls/waves which cant handle heavy products. On the other side of the coin i cant help but notice the immediate feel of my daughters hair after i apply the shampoo. Instead of feeling squeaky clean or even somewhat slick her hair felt so dry and brittle. I mean it was shocking, it seemed like i put in a chemical :( So upon repeated discovery of this result i tried to experiment with different methods/combinations and such and found out that it works best and is less harsh when i rinse immediately. The longer it sits on her hair the worse off it gets. My daughters hair is just not able to benefit from using this shampoo, so Ive since passed it on to a friend. I conclude that I'm not exactly satisfied with this shampoo for my daughters hair, it just doesn't do great by us.
Up next is the Mixed Chicks Kids Conditioner
Product Description A natural formula that leaves hair soft & manageable. Now mom and dad can comb though kids hair with ease. Ingredients Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glyceryl Stearate, glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius, Safflower Seed Oil, Panthenol, Capryly Glycol, Caprylohydroxamic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita, Matricaria Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract Instructions Apply to wet hair, comb through and rinse. To style and tame frizz, follow with Mixed Chicks Kids Leave-in Conditioner.
Scent: Fragrance free
Texture/Consistency: Medium-thicker in nature
Cost: $13.00 per 8oz
Pros: -Texture has the right mix, being an in between a liquid and solid in nature -Kid friendly -No fragrance and i cant even smell a lotion-y smell that you'd usually get with a fragrance free product -Gentle -Smooth and applies generously with a little amount -Produces a nice shine after use -I can feel its immediate affect of softness Cons: -The pump is defective and doesn't pump good -The ingredients aren't great -Not a natural product -Its conditioning effect lasts for a short period My Feelings I believe that this conditioner is unique in comparison to many others we've tried and it can do a nice job on competing with a shampoo that is more harsh on the hair or maybe a clarifying shampoo at that. When i applied this conditioner i could immediately feel it softening my Divas hair and the longer i left it in the softer and bouncier her curls got. I used a curl cloth to soak up the excess moisture from the bath that is left on her curls and i would put her sleep cap on and her hair stayed light, flowing and curls bouncing with sheen for an few days with minimal frizzing or poof-ing. This was something that occurred over the use of the conditioner. The only thing that threw this off for me as being a super great conditioner was that isn't a completely natural product and i have to pump the bottle 15 times to get the amount i need to cover her hair. This product worked best for me when i used another shampoo before using it in place of the above mentioned shampoo. I cant complain about it not being suitable for children or harsh in any way because its passed the kid approved stage with my Diva and its eye friendly, scentless applies nicely. I will keep this one around for back up.
Next is the Mixed Chicks Kids Leave-In Conditioner
Product Description Designed for our little ones. This styling product is colorless...alcohol, fragrance and paraben free, with no harsh chemicals. Ingredients
Aqua/ Water, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Emulsifying Wax, Methyl-Gluceth 20, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius, Safflower Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Silk Amino, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Caprylyl Glycol, Capryl Hydroxamic Acid Color: White Scent: Fragrance free Texture/Consistency: Creamy/Medium thickness Cost: $13.00 per 8oz Pros: -Kid friendly -Gentle/tear free -Applies smoothly -Non oily/non greasy -Light weight Cons: -The ingredients are not that healthy as a whole My Feelings: Well i must say that by looking at the ingredients prior to use i was skeptical as i can depict some results by a product containing certain ingredients. On the positive side i was pleased with the unusually pleasant fragrance free element of this leave in... Most products with the "fragrance free" label have that yucky lotion-y smell but this one doesn't. I tried using this with the Mixed Chicks Shamp and Cond as well as with other products and found that it could be used either way and provide the same results. I like this best when i applied it to her wet or damp hair, applying it to dry hair is not easy for us. I used about 5-6 pumps to coat her hair from root to tip. On the negative side I'm put off by this products results on my daughters hair. I cant really tell that i used this after i applied it, I'm not sure if it that her hair just absorbed it so quick or if it had to do with the ingredients not being a good match with her hair. I cant make a good recommendation on this product. I will be passing it on so someone else can try to make use of it.
Last is the Mixed Chicks Kids Tangle Tamer
Product description Worried about what to do the next day with your little one's nest? Our light, moisturizing formula revives bedhead and gives wild hair a fresh look. You can use Mixed Chicks Tangle Tamer many ways Ingredients Aqua/Water, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Fragrance Instructions Here are two ideas:
1. Spray generous amount into hair, comb through tangles, then style...or even fashion hair into a pony tail. This works great with hair that already has our kids leave-in conditioner worked in.
2. For stubborn tangle-areas: While wet, spray a generous amount into hair along with Mixed Chicks kids conditioner, comb through, then rinse. Color: Clear Scent: Alcohol-ish with a hint of citrus Texture/Consistency: Slippery liquid Cost: $13.00 per 8oz Pros: -Good ingredients overall -Non oily/non greasy -Clear and not filled with gunk -Generous plume type mist Cons: -Non kid friendly scent (rubbing alcohol smell) -Dissolves quick when sprayed -Little steep in cost for the quantity that is sprayed each time/Contents of bottle -More adult like in nature My Feelings: I am surprised to note that after months of reviewing this product i am still at a loss for words when i am trying to describe it. I was happy initially that this product didn't have bad ingredients in it. I've never really had much luck with detanglers so i was hoping that i couldn't compare this one to the many bad aspects in others that I've tried before. I read that this tangle tamer is a versatile product and so of course i put it to many tests as i do with all products we test and i notices that this one doesn't leave an oily after effect and her hair doesn't feel greasy nor do my fingers after application so i could apply this root to tip easily with no worry. BUT just as quick as i applied it to her wet hair (since this is the only way that we could get it to soak in efficiently) it seemed like it just evaporated or absorbed and didn't feel/appear existent in her hair. No matter what i did whether in combination with the other Mixed Chicks products i just couldn't get this one to last... I'm thinking that the alcohol content in this is very high. I will be passing this one on as well. I'm not able to provide a good recommendation for this product.
**Overall i am very thankful for this opportunity to review this set as for some time i have wanted to review it. I didn't have much expectation as i try to go into every review with an open mind i also do not let what others say or think influence my reviewing. I review honestly from my heart and through my experiences and I'm glad at least one of the products from this set worked good for us. I never let products go to waste that do not work for us good :) I always find them a good home.**