I am just trying to understand my hair, to learn what works and what doesn't, to experiment, make mistakes, and to embrace my hair in it's entirety..... because Roots Don't Lie

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Natual Me: "Koro"

 What is your name and where are you from?

My name is Koro Koroye and I am from Nigeria

    How long have you been natural or transitioned

I have been natural for almost 2 years. I did the big chop in November 2010 and I have never gone back J
    Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are in your life

I am 20 years old right now but I am going to be 21 in March. I am an English and Creative writing major studying at Hofstra University. I also took on African studies as my minor. I am a spoken word poet and I write short stories from time to time. I obviously enjoying reading and I spend most of time on YouTube watching other poets and wondering why I am not as talented as they are L I perform a lot so that has to be one of my biggest passions. I love standing in front of an audience and captivating them with my words. It’s a really exhilarating experience I wish I could share with the whole world.
      Why did you decide to go natural?

I decided to go natural one Monday morning. I had just taken out my braids after three months, I know big mistake, and I was heading to the salon to get a perm. At that time I did not know hair salons don’t open on Mondays and that was a sign that I ran with. I went to the barbers’ shop, took a deep breath, and told him to shave it all off. I was scared out of my wits about how I would look and if my boyfriend would run away from me but he took it surprisingly well and so did my friends J
   What are some of your favorite Hair products?

I love my castor oil. It’s a blessing and I love every Shea moisture product.

        What is your current hair regimen?

When I have my hair out, I twist it every night and wash once a month. When I have braids in, I oil my scalp every day and take care of my edges. I don’t have a strict regime, I just focus on making sure my hair is properly moisturized and not drying out.
    What is the toughest challenge you have had to face with your natural hair?

My toughest challenge was finding the right products that work for my hair and also dealing with some snide nasty comments when I was rocking my TWA but now everyone looks my full afro J
     Do you foresee any changes to your hair?

I already colored my hair but I want to dye it again later this year and I don’t think I am going to cut it again, I really want the big huge afro. That’s my goal

      Words of advice for naturals out there.

Love your hair

     Where can we find you ?

@koromone facebook: Koro Koroye blogs: creamandcoffee.wordpress.com. thestylechaser.tumblr.com YouTube: youtube/Koromone and youtube.com/quickrantcomingup

Hope you Enjoyed

Bella Joya

Monday, January 16, 2012

Protective Style..Yarn Braids

Hey Guys,

I decided to take a break from my hair and I put them in yarn braids. It took me about 30 hours to do!!! (whew) Just thinking about how long and how much my butt hurts from sitting ... yeah. Anyway I picked up 2 packs of Red heart Yarn from Walmart for about $5. I braided on freshly washed, stretched out hair. I moisturized with Oyin Handmade Sugar Berry Pomade.
I was inspired by Yagazie over at hungryabagal also check out some of her pictures on her tumblr account!!!He hair is just gorgeous!!


Bella Joya