I was first introduced to Esperanza through the natural hair community. Others may know her as the first jazz artist to win Best New Artist for the 2011 Grammy Awards. However you know her, once you hear her sultry smooth voice and funky jazz fusion tracks....you fall for her. She is at it again and proving to her critics that she deserved the Grammy title. Her latest album, "Radio Music Society", is set to release March 20, 2012. Her debut song, "Radio Song", has that smooth jazzy beat that you find yourself rocking to within seconds of pushing play. The rest of her album does not disappoint. It displays her diversity and talent. Rich with strings, horns, and keys....and lets not forget that voice. I can just lay back and chill to this one. The girl's got talent!
This is such a late post but I just wanted to share my protective style of choice I have rocked this past few weeks. YouTube was my friend on 'how to' for this one. I used the invisible root method where you are twisting from the scalp instead of the braid/twist method. It took a minute to get used to, but once you catch on its not so bad. I used 4 packs of Marley Braid Hair with 2 different colors. I sectioned my hair in medium parts and used 2 strands of the marley hair to make it thick. If done quickly and nonstop, I think it would have taken me about 4 hours, but I procrastinated and split my time. I will definitely be using this style again .
I love trying new things with my hair, so I went online and started searching for fall protective styles. I came across all of these YouTube videos on Crochet Braids. Now, I didn't know people still did these and was thinking early 90's when I saw crochet. However, to my surprise, there were some fabulous styles and great tutorials.
I honestly cannot remember the brand of hair I used, but I was in searching for the Freetress brand in the Bohemian Curl. I couldn't locate it at my local hair supply store, so I picked out the equivalent in Water Wave Curl. I got two packs of 1b and one pack of 1b/30 blend.