If you missed Tuesday night’s episode of black-ish, then you missed the series take a bold stab at a discussion around the complexity of Black hair, specifically the decision for a Black woman to stop getting relaxers.

In the end the message was Black hair is beautiful no matter how you want to wear it. We have options for days and we slay all of them. Martin’s character Diane learned this through Broadway musical–like numbers led by the Black women in her life.

It was a funny and entertaining approach to a heavy topic. It’s a subject matter that could have easily been addressed poorly. But when you have a lineup like Tracee Ellis Ross, Jenifer Lewis, Marsai Martin and Jill Scott executing the message, you really can’t go wrong.

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The episode was also a reminder that Marsai Martin, just like Diane, can wear pretty much any do and look amazing. So to salute them both, we’ve got 20 photos of Marsai Martin showing us that she’s a true hair chameleon.

And here’s to all the Black women rocking braids, Bantu knots, body waves, Senegalese twists, Afros, sleek bobs, blowouts and everything else that helps to showcase our dopeness and beauty.


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