How to Style Your Natural Hair, According to Issa Rae’s Hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood

Since the day I decided to break up the “creamy crack” (relaxer), I spent years switching between every protective style you can think of—box braids, Senegalese twists, cornrows, and weaves—to avoid having to deal with taking care my natural hair. Then, college happened, and spending $150-$200 at the hair salon every other month didn’t quite fit within my $2-pizza-slice-for-dinner college-girl budget. So I took the plunge and wore my natural hair for a few months (fall semester, which, I should note isn’t the best weather for natural hair), and even dyed it brown for some added oomph.

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