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Featured Curlista: Markele from Texas Shares Her Hair Care Tips

Today’s featured curlista is Markele from Texas. She shares her best hair care tips and her favorite natural hair products.

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Please tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Markele Phillips but I go by Markele DeJa’nae. I reside in Dallas, Texas where I was born and raised.

I’m a unique individual trying to help people around the world on how to learn to love themselves. Join me?


Tell us about your journey so far

I’ve done several things to my head throughout my life but the only thing I’ve never tried is to get a perm. I’ve always been natural thanks to my mom!

My hair wasn’t always this long though and it’s been a process getting it to this stage.

What is your regular regimen like?

My regimen for my hair is to give it whatever it needs when it’s needed. So if my hair feels slightly brittle or dry, I must give it a deep condition.

Also, I always make sure my ends are clipped to control my split ends and prevent them from travelling up the hair shaft.

What are your favourite oils and how do you use them?

I don’t have a favourite at this time since oils make me all greasy and what not.

However, I’m looking forward to trying Mielle Organics Almond Mint Oil and see how my hair does with it.


What are your other favourite hair care products?

I’m starting to like Mielle Organics Babassu Mint Deep Conditioner, Avocado Hair Milk, White Peony Leave-In. My favourite shampoos are from Carol’s Daughter.

What’s your favourite way to wear your hair?

I like to wear my hair in a curly bun. This is my all-time favourite hairstyle.

I like to wear it big and curly but sometimes it becomes too much especially in the Texas heat.

Do you have any preferred hair accessories/toys?

Just a scrunchy or a headband to keep my flyaways from my face.


What’s the one hair care advice you would give to someone considering going natural?

I would say you must have patience especially if you’re going to do the big chop. Making your hair healthy and lovely should be your passion; it’s like a job.

Where can we find you online?

Instagram@ markele.dejanae

Shop Markele’s Favourite Curly Hair Products

Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner

Mielle Organics Babassu Mint Deep Conditioner


Mielle Organics Avocado Hair Milk


Mielle Organics White Peony Leave-In


Carol’s Daughter Monoi Sulfate-free Shampoo


Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Sulfate-Free Shampoo


Carol’s Daughter Coco Creme Curl Quenching Shampoo


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