May 28, 2015

YouTube Love: Issa Rae + Felicia Leatherwood in Head Cases

Everyone's favorite Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae (@IssaRae), has teamed up with celebrity hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood (@lovingyourhair) to create the new YouTube Series Head Cases.

Issa Rae serves as Executive Producer while Felicia brings her styling talent and knowledge forward to help women find balance with their natural hair. The format includes education and service and when combined with Felicia's approach to her clients, it really brings to light how lifestyle and personal satisfaction are the foundation for wellness.

Issa Rae

What I really appreciate about the series is Felicia's ability to see each case from a wholistic perspective.  She definitely goes into texture, products and maintenance recommendations, but she does not ignore lifestyle at all.  She talked to the women featured about where they were in life: from their purpose and work to their relationships, all of which add to or take away from our stress level and ultimately the health of our hair and our bodies.

Felicia Leatherwood
Another impressive aspect of the show is the same feeling I get when we find someone who has similar hair texture and experiences as our own.  The comparison and contrast of techniques, products and styles is one of the main reasons we find exactly what our hair needs.  Keeping in mind all of our Head Cases are different, you can still learn a lot about what you own hair may or may not like based on other's experience.  That is why the natural hair community is so strong.  It takes a village to raise a natural!  When you add the expertise and experience of Felicia Leatherwood, the series has potential to be a great teaching tool.

The first episode is below. You can find the remaining episodes on Issa Rae's YouTube channel here. Have you been watching? Tell us what you think!

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