How do you keep her hair healthy?
There have been times in the past when we just about killed her hair. We were styling it sometimes three and four times during the day. The average person doesn’t have to do that, of course, but with a job like hers it’s damaging for her hair. But we figured out ways to keep it healthy.
There’s no miracle conditioner. Sometimes for three months we put it in extensions. There are times when most of her extensions look like her hair, so it’s hard to tell. But we do. She’s very candid about it. She’ll tell you if it is or isn’t.
You’ve been working with Oprah for decades now. What are some of your favorite looks of hers over the years?
I like her hair long, and she likes it also. Some of my favorite looks were around her 50th birthday when she had hair that was just touching her shoulders slightly it was kind of just bob-ish and really bouncy and movey. But right now she’s enjoying her hair long and like most African women when they can have their hair long and healthy it’s a great thing. She really does what she can to keep her hair healthy.
What’s coming up next for you?
I’m working on a line for highly textured hair called Andre’s Favorites. The star product is mainly a styling cream for achieving natural styles. I’ve really been trying to fine-tune so it works for a variety of hair textures. We’ve been working on it all year testing it. We’re looking at spring [for a launch].
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