Those were the words of Andre Walker, Oprah’s stylists in an interview with ModernSalon.
When this photo was first published I thought ‘wig’ immediately. There was no way I would believe otherwise. But after the explanation Andre Walker provided in his latest interview regarding the Queen of Media, it all started to make sense. I admit there are a few questionable statements, but now looking at the photo with uncovered words, I do believe this is Lady O’s hair. Read on!
On How This Look Was Achieved
Usually I start with hair that’s a little damp, and on her we add a little bit of some sort of oil and a little bit of styling cream, something that gets it a little bit of shine and hold. Then we cornrow it while it’s damp and then, overnight if you can, let it dry. Then the next day I unbraid it and finger it out until I get it exactly where I want it and maybe add a little bit more oil to it like, Argan oil. That’s pretty much it, it’s as simple as that.
I kind of teased it a little bit, too, to get it that full. There’s another cover coming out where it’s also natural but not as full. It’s probably a little, for lack of a better word, floppier.
On Oprah’s Natural Hair
If you’ve read the magazine about her hair, it’s exactly that. It’s not totally natural. It’s her hair after it’s been braided while it’s damp, and that’s the texture that it leaves. Her natural texture is similar, this is a more stylized version of what it looks like
On Oprah’s Hair Type
Oprah has slightly relaxed hair, it isn’t totally relaxed. I relax it normally to the point of being just a little more manageable. We only do it maybe a few times a year. Her hair is pretty much in its semi-natural state. It’s pretty kinky and full. If you have relaxed hair you could possibly get the look, probably not as an afro look or a full look. It would probably be a little straighter. But I think you could still probably do it.
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