Issa Rae showed off her 4C hair for Emmy night and spoke with InStyle about her hair journey and the versatility of her coils.
“I have been natural for most of my life. I didn’t start embracing my hair until college, but I still didn’t have a handle on it. Then I went through a period in 2010 where I did too much to it, and I did the big chop.”
Rae credited her hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood, with helping her to grow her hair and teaching her how to embrace it herself.
“But [stylist] Felicia Leatherwood was the game changer for me. She has been instrumental in helping me to see all the things I can do with my hair and taught me how to take care of it. She honestly likes my hair better than she likes me! To have someone literally love your hair, like, how can you not love it yourself?”
The Emmy nominated producer also gave a glimpse into how she keeps her skins looking flawless during the quarantine.
“Oh my god, my skin is so popping right now. I’m not putting on pounds of makeup every day for a shoot, and I’m not extremely stressed. I’m sleeping a bit more, drinking water, and trying new skin-care products. Usually, I’m scared to try new things, but I’ve been loving experimenting at this time. One of my recent faves is the Nourishing Face Cream by Retrouvé. And I still love Dr. [Barbara] Sturm products.”