I can honestly say I have never watched an episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but from everything I hear (Wendy Williams keeps me updated!) many viewers have a love-hate relationship with Miss Kenya Moore. I can’t speak on that, but I actually saw her win the Miss USA pageant and I was so proud and excited to see a Black woman walk away with the crown. And whether you love or hate her – there is no denying she has beautiful hair and she is often the object of many hair crushes. When I reached out, Kenya was kind enough to answer a few questions for us regarding her hair.
Kenya Moore Hair Talk:
ECP: I remember your legendary locks from the days of being crowned Miss USA and later being a spokesmodel for Pantene Pro-V. Have you always had long hair?
KM: Yes. When I see all of my elementary school pictures my hair was long.
ECP: Since I know I will be asked, do you always wear your own hair or do you rely on extensions from time to time for volume or to give your hair a rest?
KM: I’ve had weaves for films before and my last film, The Confidant, I wore a short wig which I loved. I’ll play with pieces and wigs for photo shoots. My hair is very thick so I never need extra volume.
ECP: What was your worst hair experience or disaster?
KM: I once had braids in my hair for a vacation. When I took them out the hairstylist didn’t comb my hair out before washing it so it turned into one giant dreadlock. It took 3 people several hours to untangle my hair. I thought they were going to have to cut it all off.
(I’ve warned ladies about this in “How to Take Your Weave Down” – we’ve all been there Kenya!)
ECP: Is your hair natural? If so have you ever worn a relaxer or any chemical treatments (texturizer, keratin straightening)?
KM: My hair is natural now. I have had a keratin treatment before and I loved it! I’ve notice the texture of my hair is getting finer so I’m not sure if I’ll need another treatment in the future or not.
ECP: It seems you are wearing your hair straight much more often on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Do you prefer wearing your hair straight or curly?
KM: I prefer my hair with some body in it. My favorite is when I just come from getting my hair roller set and they blow it out. I look like a walking hair commercial! (A girl after my own heart – ya’ll know I ❤ my rollersets!)
ECP: What is your hair regimen?
KM: I usually wash my hair every 5 days. Because I have color I deep condition it every week and add protein.
ECP: Do you have any favorite products?
KM: I am working on my own hair care line and it’s a culmination of all of my favorite products and ingredients that I have come to love. I ‘m very passionate about hair care and love shiny, healthy hair. My products will first help to repair hair and then strengthen it so it will grow longer.
ECP: Seeing as you have some very flattering highlights, have you found it difficult keeping your hair healthy after coloring?
KM: Absolutely. It’s not been easy and there definitely is a science to it. I can’t say I will do it for much longer although I do love color. You have to be very careful because color is extremely damaging. I have very jet black hair and I lift it to a blonde. The key is extreme conditioning, oils, and added protein.
ECP: Does it bother you to constantly be asked if your hair is real?
KM: No, I think it’s a compliment. I have healthy hair and people pay for extensions to look like my hair. I interpret that to be flattering for the most part.
ECP: What are your favorite resources for hair care information?
KM: Stylists are great resources because they try everything and get feedback from their clients. But I am my best resource!
I heard the heck outta that Kenya – you better be your own best resource girl! It sounds like she has a lot of hair knowledge and takes great care to keep her hair healthy. I for one am looking forward to the release of the Kenya Moore hair care line…after being a spokesmodel for someone else’s company, its nice to see a fellow Black woman venture into entrepreneurship . Keep up with all Kenya Moore via her social media outlets.
Anddddddd – for the naysayers, haters & non-belivers, Kenya invited Wendy Williams to “root her” aka weave check for tracks (forward video to 7:21)
So whether or not she wears pieces, enhancements, tracks or wigs occasionally, she has a beautiful head full of gorgeous hair! We should know by now that we can grow long, healthy hair with proper care. Werkkkkkkk Kenya!
Check out previous L4L celebrity hair interviews here.