People aren’t waiting on networks to sign on to their shows anymore? They’re taking things into their own hands and creating entertaining YouTube–based series that are often times not only highly entertaining, profitable and popular, but also culturally impactful and educational as well. This describes a new series called Head Cases which is featured on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel, featuring celebrity stylist to the stars, Felicia “The Hair Whisperer” Leatherwood.
Issa Rae is an American actress, producer and writer. She teamed up with natural hair care expert, Felicia Leatherwood, for Head Cases, a reality show that “solves the hair care problems of everyday clients and reconditions the crazy lives that have led to them. This season focuses on relationships to natural hair.” Named Executive Producers are Issa Rae (center below) and Felicia Leatherwood (right below) and Eddie Tyclus Robinson.
The show isn’t only for women with natural hair but this first season focuses on naturals. I’ve now seen a few episode and I think there are a few things that I like about the show so far.
1. It’s entertaining and educational.
For example, in the first episode. Though not ALL the rules for natural hair care are given (for eg. rules for using heat in Ep. 2), loads of tips are given throughout the episode. I’m talking about tips on everything from how to make your boyfriend more comfortable with your natural hair choice to what type of products stimulate hair growth.
2. Head Cases tells stories.
Each episode pretty much starts with a consultation. This really helps you to connect with the “Head Case” and see how you may be similar and what you can gain from the episode. Each person (so far there are three episodes featuring 3 different cases) has unique issues. Even if you don’t have that particular issue, the interest and education factor is simply top notch. (No, I am not paid for this review. LOL)
3. There is no monotony.
I must admit that I love change. Each episode differs. In some, she may focus on styling, in others she may show care and regimen building. The main thing that is really consistent is that it starts with a consultation. This keeps the show interesting and I’m certainly waiting for the next episode to begin.
Watch the First episode below.
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