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Issa Rae Proves Why She's The Queen Of 4C Natural Hair On Insecure

Jessica Wilkins
Aug, 08, 2018 8:08 PM UTC

We are mere days away from the season three premiere of HBO’s Insecure, and waiting with bated breath to see where the show takes us in the world of these Black millennials just trying to live their best lives.

Now that Issa and Lawrence have found closure on their failed relationship, will Issa be able to get her life on track? How will the whole Daniel-as-her-roommate thing play out? Will the partners at Molly’s firm finally give her the validation she’s earned? Is Dro still in the picture? Will we get the tea on Tiffany’s faux perfect marriage?

This all remains to be seen this season, but what we know for sure is that Molly will be serving looks, and Issa will be serving natural hair inspo. Issa’s life may be in total disarray, but much like Black women IRL, her hair will always be done. This is one of the many detailed qualities that make Issa’s character so relatable.

With more Black women being featured on shows like Grownish, Black Lightning, and Love Is, there is much more visibility on the versatility of Black hair, and Issa’s type 4 hair is no exception.  Her stylist, Felecia Featherwood, works really hard to show how versatile kinkier, coilier hair can be.

“I always like to respect my client’s boundaries and do great work,” Featherwood told ESSENCE. “That is what’s important to me, so it’s less about friendship and more about making my clients look and feel their best.”

As we gear up for the new season of Insecure, let’s take a look back at some of Issa’s best hair moments on the show.

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