*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally
M: Hello beautiful world :) My name is Markquisha. I’m from Fort Wayne Indiana and I currently reside in Detroit, Michigan or the “D” for short. What up doe..:)
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
M: I started to notice thinning edges and see through hair!! The long thick hair I had was disappearing right before my eyes so I got on my laptop and typed in “How to get my hair healthy again” in the google bar and what popped up took me by surprise :) I saw so many beautiful Natural haired women and I was convinced instantly!!! I never knew I had a choice smh!! Like many of us we grew up getting a relaxer and that was that!! So I did a big chop on June 10th 2010 and it’s been two years and four months.
How would you describe your texture?
M: I would say my hair is around 4a-4bish with thin to medium strands. My hair is very picky unlike its owner about products. She doesn’t like everything…lol She loves just being left alone for the most part, but my HIH disease makes it hard for that to happen…lol
Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
M: I currently do the Curly Girl Method. My current regimen I go by is to clarify once a month with the As I Am Clarifying Shampoo then once a week I co-wash with the As I Am Coconut Co-wash, or I use Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner. (If you haven’t tried their products I highly suggest trying them because they are most Def the Bidness :) Then I use the As I Am Leave in Conditioner and either do twists or a wash and go. When I rock my twist outs I only use EVOO to seal my twists and use the leave in conditioner as my styler. I twist up and remove the twists in the morn. (To maintain this style for the week I simply retwist at night)
I rarely rock twists in my hair as a style because I just don’t like how they look on me :/ and when I rock a wash and go I use the Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel and I pair it with the clear Eco. (To maintain this style I sleep either on my satin pillowcase or bonnet, then in the morn I touch it up with water and gel to de-frizz some areas) I really love the big twist outs I get…but prefer the wash and go because it makes it easier when I work out.
Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
M: When I rock my wash and goes I don’t worry about it. I just do the style and that’s it, but when I rock my twist outs I do use the stretching method and that’s just twisting it back up every night.
What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
M: Since I wear my hair in its curly state I noticed that I don’t have uniformed curls all around and in the very front of my head it’s much looser than the rest…more wavy, so I either use my fingers or straws to get that hair to blend in with the rest.
What are 2 do’s for your texture?
M: I would say two do’s are Moisturizing and Detangling :)
What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
M: And two don’ts would be constantly Manipulating my hair and Heat styling!!
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
M: BGLH: http://blackgirllonghairforum.com/profile/markquishastclair?xg_source=msg_wel_network
I have a YouTube channel which is: http://www.youtube.com/user/markquisha?feature=mhee