|Let's Talk About Hair|
|Season 1, Episode 4|
|Air date||October 18, 2011|
|Written by||Angela Yarbrough|
|Directed by||Sheldon Epps|
"Let's Talk About Anger Management"
"Let's Talk About Competition"
Let's Talk About Hair is the fourth episode of season 1 of Reed Between the Lines. It aired on October 18, 2011, along with Let's Talk About Anger Management. It received 1.1 million viewers on its premiere.
Keenan and Kaci audition for the school play. Keenan lands the stage manager role and is excited because girls like men in power. Kaci secures the lead role--Queen of the Elves. She has to wear a long, matted wig because a queen's hair is always "flowing and luxorious" Hating the look of the wig, she decides to straighten her naturally curly hair. She resented this because she's convinced that her curls are pretty enough. That is, until Blake, a boy she likes, says he likes it. Suddenly, she's.in love with her straight hair and even goes as far as wanting to get a relaxer. Carla, really concerned, decides it time to have that "other" talk that mothers have with their daughters. Instead. of talking, Carla and Alex stage it out as a performance when Blake comes over. Carla becomes a Stepford wife, dusting, cooking, and totally catering to her man. She downplays her accomplishments and solely focuses on Alex and her needs. Kaci grows angry, and learns to never change herself for a man. The next day, Blake tells her that he always liked her.
- Tracee Ellis Ross as Carla Reed
- Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Alex Reed
- Nadji A. Jeter as Keenan Reynolds
- Zoë Soul as Kaci Reynolds
- Zoé Hendrix as Alexis Reed
Special guest star
- Christopher Duncan as Mr. Harris
- This episode marks the first time Ms. Helen is absent.