Hello I'm MarQueese I'm from Chicago and I would say my hair type is a mix of 3c and 4a. What I love most about my natural hair is... the way my twist-outs come out nowadays...Hey y'all!

My hair care routine

It depends on how I'm wearing my hair. Back in the day when I did wash and go's in the morning I would use a moisturizing conditioner like Tresemme Naturals (Holy Grail) in the shower while detangling. It is the best for detangling, plus is has great moisture, slip, and strengthens hair. Not to mention it's on the cheaper side when it comes to natural hair products.

After I got out, while my hair was kinda damp, I would take a little under a spoonful of coconut oil and a nice amount of creamy butter and let it air dry. At night during the colder seasons, I massage my scalp and apply any oil I have laying around. because In the morning I will co-wash.

Simplicity is key

I used to be a product junky when I really first started taking care of my hair like most newly naturals. After seeing what works for me, I keep it so simple because honestly you really don't need 35 different hair butters, 17 conditioners, 40 deep conditioners--you get the point!

Extra Virgin or Virgin Coconut oil is the best for sealing and moisturizing. I also just use it by itself as a deep conditioner. I use it on my skin too--it's truly an all purpose oil!

Ok so I've tried a lot of butters and creams but recently I make my own. It doesn't have your typical shea butter in it. Ugh it is truly amazing--my Holy Grail!

I like the SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, but only for Twist outs and not wash-and-gos. I loved the smell and shine it gave my hair.

I color my hair once a year. I've only colored it twice though. I found this beautiful red color that I may keep for a while.

Don't get caught up in the length check hype

I don't do them often but I did do one last week. I noticed that when I'm not super focused on length my hair seems to grow 6 inches a week...just kidding! If you're super serious about seeing how much length you have, it's best that your hair is in a stretched state. For me I just pull 1 of my curls down to see where I am at.

Please listen when I say this!

I color my hair once a year. I've only colored it twice though. I found this beautiful red color that I may keep for a while.

  • Do not Color your hair if it's DAMAGED, dry or just really fragile. Curly and coily hair naturally tend to be dry, so I personally recommend getting your hair as healthy as possible before coloring.
  • Do lots of deep conditioning and oil treatments, before and after hair is colored. When I first color my hair a dark blonde color it felt so dry afterwards. The second time I colored my hair which was November 13, 2014. My hair was already in amazing condition so I really had no damage and it felt great. I think because it was a red instead of a really stripping blonde.

Hair goals

My hair goal is to reach bra strap length. The beautiful thing for me is I don't have a set date I'm just gonna let it happen when it happens so it no pressure on me.

Thank you guys for reading! I hoped you learned a lil something, lol. If you are interested in getting to know me and my curls a little better, follow me on Instagram @LoveVibrations