Mixtina was created by a mom of African American descent who, like many of us was trying to find a product to help manage her daughter's hair. Similar to my situation, her biracial daughter had a head full of beautiful curly locks that caused both of them frustration and tears. Some products drying out the hair and some weighing it down.
The main mission for every woman is to find the right products to suit the uniqueness of their hair. So I've been encouraging my daughter to love and embrace her curls. But without hair products to assist in detangling, provide moisture and curl definition, it would be hard to love her curls. There are a few things that work for her hair, however, as I always say, it's important to switch it up and rotate between a few products. Mixtina has been added to the rotation.
A few months ago, I reached out to the creators of the Mixtina line and they were kind enough to send me their new specially formulated shampoo and conditioner. Each bottle only holds 18fl oz but it goes a long way. It's been about a couple of months and I'm just getting to the bottom of the conditioner and have about 1/3 of the bottle of shampoo left.
Every head of curls is a unique one, requiring various levels of moisture and definition. Mixtina has made the search a lot easier for curly girls by developing a formula for "mixed hair of all curl patterns". Now at first, I found for "all curl patterns" hard to believe but Mixtina shampoo-conditioner routine provides a good amount of moisture.
I've been using the Mixina on both my daughter's hair and mine. It works a little better for my daughter but I'm pretty impressed in what it does for my hair too.
New Specially Formulated Shampoo
For both my daughter and myself, this shampoo thoroughly cleaned our hair. I was surprised at how much it lathered up, especially considering that the shampoo is sulfate free.
My hair felt pretty smooth after I rinsed it out and I knew it was ready for the conditioner. Some shampoos can leave your hair feeling like straw or with a film.
New Specially Formulated Conditioner
My Daughter's Hair - Curly Hair/Type 3B
The conditioner was truly impressive overall. It immediately softened my daughters hair giving it a slickness that made it easier for the comb to glide right through. Detangling was a breeze.
Tip: The best time to get through tangles is just before or while your rinsing out your conditioner.
It rinsed out pretty well, however, the maker of this product told me it can also be used as a leave-in. After rinsing it out, I applied about a nickel sized amount to my daughters hair gliding it through with my fingers. Then we let it air dry.
The end result was shiny, defined, bouncy, soft curls. See the results below. Perfect curls with excellent definition!
My Hair - Kinky Curly/ Type 3C
The Shampoo and conditioner have worked well for me and have both been added to my hair supply rotation. Although the shampoo is sulfate free, it still works up to a great lather and actually helps to remove build up.
Similar to its effect on my daughter's hair, the conditioner delivers the right amount of moisture. I feel the difference seconds after I work it in to my hair. It also delivered enough slickness, making it easy to comb through my knots.
As a leave-in, I've tried it a few times but it just doesn't provide me with enough definition for my kinkier curls. Like I've said many times before, each curly girl is unique; some need more moisture, some need more definition, etc. I need a good balance of both.
Would I recommend this to other curly girls with a little kink? Definitely. It delivers moisture, the key to great curls. It also delivers when it's time to comb out your hair, the comb glides right through. The smell is pretty neutral so there's nothing to dislike.
If you have curly hair that needs a lot of moisture, this may just be the product for you.
A big THANK YOU to the wonderful folks over at Mixtina for sending me the shampoo and conditioner to try!
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
As a curly girl, I’m often on the hunt for new products. I truly feel that if we stick to a product for a long period of time without switching it up a bit, our hair becomes super-accustomed to it and no longer works as great as it did. For example, think of exercising, if you keep doing the same workout, your body becomes used to it and you lack in getting the results you are looking for. Same thing goes for hair products, in my opinion. This is why I was elated to be introduced to Mixtina Hair Care Products.
At first the name threw me off, Mixtina? I am not mixed, if this is a product for mixed/biracial girls. But I found that it was for women with multicultural hair. One of Mixtina’s missions is to address the diversity of curls. And we all know from a history of hair typing, no curl is the same, we even find multiple curl types in our own hair! I was sent Mixtina Hair Care’s shampoo and conditioner, which promises to soften, moisturize and assist in defining 2A-2C, 3A-3C and 4A-4C curl patterns, without stripping the hair of its natural essential oils. Sounds good to me!
Mixtina’s shampoo for Mixed, Multi-ethnic, Multi-cultural hair is a specially formulated sulfate and paraben-free shampoo and nothing short of amazing. As a heavy-handed product junkie, I often finish my products super-fast, but with this shampoo a little goes a long way! Once my hair was damp enough and I added the shampoo, it provided the perfect amount of lather to cleanse my scalp thoroughly.
When rinsing my hair, I was happy to find that my hair didn’t feel stripped or dried out; it felt soft, supple and hydrated. Although it falls pretty low on the ingredients list, if you are a coconut oil fan, you would be happy to know that it was used when formulating the shampoo; which is often a plus for our coconut oil-obsessed naturals.
The conditioner is actually my favorite! It doubles up as a conditioner and a leave in conditioner, which I can appreciate. As a conditioning agent, it has incredible slip! Us, natural girls are always looking for great slip and a conditioner that allows you to use a small amount. You have that in this moisturizing 18oz bottle of creamy rich conditioning goodness.
I have a lot of hair and able to use about a quarter size dollop to work it throughout my entire head. But used as a leave-in conditioner is more amazing! It gives you enough moisture to allow your hair to feel soft and makes it easy to detangle.
I add about a quarter size of the conditioner to my water bottle and spray my hair with the mixture before adding my styling product. This makes it easier to detangle the hair and helps with defining your curls.
Both the shampoo and the conditioner make and keep the hair soft, moisturized and manageable. In all honesty, my only issue with the products is the smell. Everyone’s tolerance to smell is different of course, but I am willing to try their scentless products. And I love that they have that option available!! These products are definitely worth it, especially for curly hair or multi-racial curlies who have had trouble finding the perfect-cleansing agents for their hair type.
WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOTTLE
Shampoo: Mixtina Shampoo is a specially formulated shampoo for use on mixed, multicultural hair on all curl patterns. Ingredients such as coconut,and fruit oil cleans your hair without stripping it of its essential oils. This allows you to achieve silky, soft manageable curls. Mixtina Shampoo contains no sulfates or parabens and is gentle and moisturizing. It also has a great Orchinda (Orchid) scent. Combine it with Mixtina Conditioner for simply amazing, beautiful curly hair. All our shampoos are sulfate free. Cruelty Free: No animal testing.
Conditioner: Mixtina Conditioner is a specially formulated conditioner for mixed hair on all curl patterns. Our one-of-a-kind conditioner will detangle your hair, eliminate “fly-aways” and keep your hair silky and soft. You won’t believe how luxurious and rich your beautiful curly locks will look and feel after you use it. This conditioner can be used as a regular conditioner or as a “leave-in”.
I have used other Mixtina products and have had great success with it in my hair
By Sean (Verified Purchase)
Just got my Shampoo and conditioner last week. I have used other Mixtina products and have had great success with it in my hair. I have Wavy and loosely curled hair that tends to get dry easily. I love to use the shampoo and the leave in conditioner. It leaves my hair soft, shiny and healthy looking. I previously used other store bought shampoos which did serious damage to my hair, to the point that it was thinning and definitely unhealthy. I now only use Mixtia and my hair is in GREAT condition now, best I think it has ever been, even better than my teenage years. I highly recommend this line of hair care. Newer larger bottle is a great addition and the fragrance is improved. Good luck, will continue to use.
Finally....this conditioner works!
By Sarah E. Pfingsten (Verified Purchase)
I've spent tons of money looking for a conditioner that works on my long, dry hair. This is it! I love it so much that I've shared it with my friends and even my hairdresser. In addition to being a great product, they have come up with a size bottle that's bigger than most. Finally, I don't have to have a shower cluttered with bottles, or keep running back and forth to the store. Simple things like that make a great product even better!
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By Angel (Verified Purchase)
Love this product. I have wavy hair that often shows split ends and looks frizzy after I shampoo. But with mixtina, I have found that my hair, even if I blow-dry after the shower, remains silky and full-bodied--it's easy to run my fingers through and it does not have that dry, split-end feeling. I would strongly recommend this product to anyone with wavy or curly hair
The new Mixtina Shampoo and Conditioner are amazing! They help my daughter's curls stay springy and ...
By Jennifer Kranepuhl (Verified Purchase)
The new Mixtina Shampoo and Conditioner are amazing! They help my daughter's curls stay springy and defined while minimizing frizz. The fragrance is much improved compared with the previous shampoo and conditioner, and her hair always smells good!
Made my hair soft after washing which is a plus
By Angela H. (Verified Purchase)
This product was sent for free (shampoo/conditioner) and was ask to review products.This is my honest opinion of these items. The conditioner did tame my frizz (in picture below I took a pic of my hair after shampooing as you can see in pic it's a little puffy and frizz in the next pic I added a little conditioner to hair and it lessen the puffiness and frizz I didn't apply a lot I just wanted ppl to note the slight difference with just a little amount used.i added more and it did help a lot.i think different hair texture would use more some less. my hair is on the dry side so I needed more.I didn't add a little oil after apply and nothing more.I twisted my hair to see how it would turn out and the next morning I took down only the front section (bangs) and it was not frizzy and the hair was soft and twist out looked great. Good product I see they use some silicones in products also I will continue to use to see how result are after using products for a while. The conditioner has a very silky feel and I like the way it made my hair feel so easy to detangle and I like the definition my curls had after washing with shampoo . The shampoo has a silky feel as well the smell I didn't care for it smell a little like chemicals but it had my hair squeaky clean but soft I did a pre poo before apply shampoo so I don't know if that help with stopping the dryness after using shampoo. I the best pics of the ingredients which as a lot of words I can't even pronounce I like basic natural ingredients I will use shampoo unless it's gone ,but I'm looking for a more all natural shampoo (but this ingredients added looks like more of the milder ones used in tradition shampoo but it cleaned my hair well ( I'm review both products in this review)