Sydney to the Max will be all new this week on Friday, April 30th with a special episode, “The Hair Switch Project” as Sydney goes on a journey of discovery.
SYDNEY TO THE MAX – “The Hair Switch Project” – Sydney begins to question her straight hairstyle after her classmate Jada suggests that she try wearing her hair naturally sometimes. This sends Sydney on a hair journey tied to her cultural identity and memories of her late mom, Alisha. Her dad Max tries to help, but Sydney is still at a loss and calls on her grandmother Maya. Back in the ’90s, young Alisha is faced with a different hair dilemma when school picture day rolls around, and her mom has booked a salon appointment for her to get a relaxer. Alisha doesn’t know what to do because she loves her naturally coifed hair and feels like she loses a piece of herself every time she gets it straightened.
There are some pictures from the Sydney to the Max episode where we can see Carlease Burke who plays Grandma Maya and Shakira Ja’nai Paye who will be playing the role of Kellyn as they help out Sydney (Ruth Righi) as we learn more about her family. It will be exciting to learn a little more about Alisha, Sydney’s mother, in this episode and the flashback will be about her this time around, not Max.
Disney Channel’s popular daughter/father comedy “Sydney to the Max,” starring actress and musician Ruth Righi as outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds, explores the beauty and complexities of Black hair in a new episode premiering FRIDAY, APRIL 30 (8:25 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.