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Sunday Best: Floral Print and Bright Tights

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Today’s choir color was orange. I struggled to find something to wear because I had no orange dress (I need to fix that). I did, however, have orange tights and orange earrings, as well as a tweed jacket that has orange threads in it.

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I’ll admit that this outfit was a bit forced, but at least I have orange on! My favorite part of my ensemble, was the side-swept hair. I like the view in the upper left-hand corner the best.

Happy Sunday from the Komo sisters. Enjoy our VEDA video of us singing earlier this week:

Naturale Chronicles: March Growth Report

I just wanted to share some pictures of my hair, since it’s been growing so much (at least by my standards)

retwisted hawk
Fresh Retwist. Marley twist hair Mohawk.
Retwisted roots a week later.
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Bun status! Three weeks into March.
Easter hair. Semi-fail loc knots. Still loved them though!

Length check:

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Hair is now past my shoulders. When stretched they reach past my clavicles. Fullness is still at the top of my head.

I’ve never seen my hair grow this much! I have been able to do so much with them. I can’t believe I once thought I’d be restricted with my hair like this.


Coiling Around



Hey everyone, I hope you’re having a great labor day!

Just thought I’d show y’all what my hair is looking like these days. They’re still in coils. As you can see, the coils have matured and have been retwisted a few times since I first out them in around mid-May. The crinkly texture in the picture above is from a braid-out.

I’m loving the texture of my hair. I can see my growth easily with this. I can tell I’m getting some length because I’ve had to constantly push my bangs out of my eyes. I like the size of the coils. At this point, they’re still pretty lightweight when dry. They still curl up after a good wash. I wash them every few weeks and retwist right after the wash.

Check out this picture of them after  wash:

The coils are by no means perfect. The right side is a little fuller and longer than the left. And the front coils are smaller than the back ones. But I love all 175 of them just the same. Yes, I counted! About 175 coils total.

Like I said, post-wash the coils do shrink. Honestly, I prefer them a little shrunken.

Here’s the actual stretched out length:

Although, I’m loving my hair these days, I wanted to see if I could still put braids on top of them. I tried putting on yarn braids— mini-fail. I’ll try to look into my options so I don’t over-manipulate my hair.




Happy 3rd Nappy-versary

Whoa, it’s been 3 years already! That’s cray. My BC was on June 20th, 2009.

When I went natural, people mourned for the loss of my silky tresses, telling my hair would never be the same and that it wouldn’t grow back. Well, they were right about one thing. Ever since I did my big chop, my hair has been constantly evolving.

If feel like hair is supposed to grow and mature with you. My hair represents different stages in my life.

I had shiny shoulder-length hair that was often up in a ponytail. There’s only one thing I miss about my permed hair– my bangs!  They look so much better than the time I tried to cut them by myself in the 4th grade. Funny enough, I never notices how much forehead that I had back in the day.

Pre- Big Chop

My TWA stage was all about “What makes me beautiful?” I experimented with makeup for the first time and started dressing differently. I threw away all my t-shirts and started wearing red lipstick with everything!

My puff/afro stage was my “DIY” stage. I started experimenting with my hair. You can find my styles here. I found blogger and Youtube channels to teach me things. My favorite phrase was “I did/made it myself.” I was discovering myself, who I was, and what I liked. During this time, I started riding a bike on campus, got really into “Going green” and started making Youtube videos/blogging seriously.


Yarn braids are my favorite protective style. A girl at school did them for me for the first time in the Fall of 2009 and I was hooked. Ever since, I’ve been fending off rumors that I am loc’d.

I’m now at the biggish hair stage. I can honestly say I’d done everything I wished to do with my fro.

Twist-out. Check

Braid-out. Check

Blow-out. Check

Straw set. Check

Coils. Check


This is my hair these days:


Going natural is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. No turning back!

Welcome to TFA 2012 Induction

I volunteered at Houston’s Teach for America 2012 Induction last week. I had a fabulous time! I met some great individuals who are about to undergo intensive training to be transformed into transformational teachers. Being among such high energy, optimistic people recharged my passion for education.

Here are just a few of the incoming TFA Corps Members.

I’m proud that I will be working along-side these individuals in the fight for educational equity.

Good luck at Institute!

These are some of the outfits that I wore that week:

[Thrifted shorts]

[Thrifted shorts]

[Swapped blouse]

[Thrifted pants]

I had my hair in coils all week. At this point, the coils are about a month old. I started experimenting with updos and finally settled on the basket weave technique or the the “lobster tail” that many loc’d individuals sport. All you do is layer strands of hair on top of one another in chunks. I used to do this style with my yarn braids for updos.

People kept telling me they loved my locs, which was very flattering. It seems I have an eye for loc-look-alikes when it comes to hair. Later on in the summer, I may try another loc-look-alike style when I go to New York.

This is what the back of my head looked like:

I know. Ridiculous! Lol.