Kim Wayans- Natural Hair Celebrity Interview


Actress, comedian, producer and writer Kim Wayans is On the Couch! A talented member of the famous Wayans clan, Kim shined on A Different World, and delivered uncanny impressions on Fox Network's In Living Color. She's also appeared on the big screen with roles in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood and Juwanna Man, to name a few. But today we're here to take a closer look at them curls! Ladies, I present to you, Kim Wayans! Enjoy!

CN: It was so amazing to connect with you on Twitter! I've been a fan since Miss Benita!

Kim: Thanks Nikki! I love your website. I read your celebrity interviews and have learned so much about working my natural hair from CurlyNikki.com. It's really a tremendous resource and whenever I run into a sister with her natural hair, I'm always sure to tell her, 'be sure to go to CurlyNikki.com'! I was just talking to a woman in New York that wants to transition, she's scared, but she wants to, and I told her, 'you need to get on CurlyNikki.com and read the stories of women who made the transition because it's going to inspire you and give you the courage to go on and lop that off and start from scratch!'

CN:Wow! Thanks Kim! That's such an amazing compliment. I'm happy that you find the info helpful and I'm very grateful for the free pub!

Kim: It's an amazing website. My girlfriend Robin Robinson, a die hard CurlyNikki fan, turned me onto it... I had to mention her 'cause she'd be on me if I didn't!

CN: Your natural hair is some of the most luscious I've ever seen atop a celebrity head. Give me your story!

Kim: I've never had a perm. My mom didn't have that... we all wanted one of course, because everybody wanted the hair that swung, and this didn't swing [Laughs]. She was very much about loving your natural hair and said to all of us girls that when you turn 18, you can do whatever you want with your hair, but right now, in this household, there's gonna be no perming. So we just had to tie sweaters on our head and swing those from side to side [Laughs].

So I never got a perm and when I left home, I never really wanted one. I would hot comb my hair or wear braids because I really didn't know what to do with my natural hair... I just knew that I didn't want to put chemicals in it. Like back in the day on In Living Color and A Different World, I wore it pressed and then I graduated to braided styles and wore that for many years. And when I got tired of the braids falling out in the swimming pool [Laughter]... you know, you're thinking you're all cute and everything and then an extension falls out... I looked up and my hair was floating in the pool! A guy was like, 'excuse me miss, I think this is your hair!'. So that, plus I was just ready for a change. I didn't want to be a slave to the braids anymore... I just got the urge. I wanted to rock my natural hair without the braids, without anything.


CN: What's your current routine? How do you achieve that luxurious curly fro?

Kim: I do my hair once a week. I don't use shampoo anymore, that's something I learned from your website. I use NoPoo by DevaCurl and I find that to be really amazing because it doesn't strip your natural moisture and oils. It works well because it keeps my hair feeling very moist. I also learned that I shouldn't be yanking a comb through this bush and that I should be using my fingers as much as possible.

I'm so happy to be talking to you because I've benefited so greatly from your website. It's just a gem. I can't sing your praises enough. As a culture, we don't learn how to do our hair and that's why there's such an aversion to wearing it, so that's why so many women are like, 'I don't know what to do with it and therefore I perm, or therefore I braid, because I don't know what to do with my own hair'. We don't grow up learning how to do our hair, we grow up learning how to do somebody else's hair. Caucasian hair. Those little combs and brushes don't work on this. So you find yourself yanking out your hair and having such a difficult time, and when you learn... you learn that your hair is different so it requires different treatment. And when you grasp that and get the proper tools to do YOUR hair, it become a breeze. It becomes fun and not a huge hassle.


CN: It's a re-education.

Kim: It is! It's a total re-education. So back to my routine, now I have a Ouidad Comb. I first use my fingers and go through my hair and separate it into about 5 large braids. And then I saturate my hair with a conditioner, put my little plastic cap on and let that sit in my hair for a couple of hours. If I have errands to run, I'll slap on baseball cap so I can run around. I let that percolate up there for a few hours and if I have the time, I'll even leave it in over night and then the next day wash out each braid, cleanse with Deva NoPoo using luke warm water, and do a final cold water rinse- - something else I learned from your site. I pat dry each section with a towel and gently remove excess water. Then I take virgin coconut oil with some jojoba oil and a little raw Shea Butter and mix that together and put that on each section, re-braid back into the big 5 braids, put on my satin cap and then I go to sleep to let it dry overnight. I also sleep on a satin pillow case. Which is something I didn't know about growing up and it's something else I learned from you, it just makes such a difference. You wonder, 'why is my hair dry all the time? All the oils and moisture I put in it...' and then you realize the pillowcase is more moisturized than your hair and that's crazy! So that satin pillow case really helps a lot.

The next day I let the braids out, lightly take my fingers and work it a little bit and let it do its thing for the rest of the week.

CN: What about night maintenance throughout the rest of the week? Do you re-braid?

Kim: I put my satin bonnet on it and just sleep. In the morning, I take that off and re-fluff. Some times, if it needs it, I'll take a little more of that coconut oil mix and squeeze it through to give it
some extra shine. And that's it!

CN: You mentioned DevaCurl. What other brands are you liking?


Kim: I love Carols Daughter Healthy Hair Butter. I also love Jane Carter Solutions. She has a Nourishing Serum Oil and a spray, liquid Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner. I like both of those and use those from time to time. I also love her Nourish and Shine. My hair likes heavier solutions, it's my friend. You put some in at night and by the morning, it's absorbed and your hair feels great.

If I want to change up my look, which I rarely do, I'll pull my hair back into a bun. And that's another good thing about the conditioning. If you condition over night, you find that you get a lot more stretch the next day, which makes it easier to pull it back into a little bun. Or sometimes I'll just do two piggy tails, which is my husband's favorite. He just loves that. I like it too. And that's about it. I'd love to learn how to twist my hair though.

CN: Your skin is so clear and smooth. Dish!

Kim: Thank you! Coconut oil! If I can't eat it I try not to use it on my skin. It's free of chemicals. It's also excellent for removing makeup. Lately I've been doing some publicity stuff for my new film, Pariah, and coconut oil is wonderful for removing makeup, it leaves me so soft and moisturized afterward. I have very sensitive skin and can't use a lot of products. I love Aubrey Organics, it's an all natural skin care line and I love their cleanser.

CN: What's new? What projects have you been working on?

Kim: I'm in a film called Pariah that I'm really proud of. It opens up the 28th of this month in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and then they'll roll it out to other cities after that date. It's an amazing film. It's a coming of age story about a young Lesbian struggling with her identity and I play her mother who is having a difficult time dealing with her sexuality. It's beautifully written and so relevant to what's going on these days. It's good for opening up dialogue and will hopefully help to change some lives. The director is a young, Black woman, a protege of Spike Lee who is actually one of the Executive Producers on this movie. Check out PariahtheMovie.com to see a trailer and get more information.


We had a lot of fun... we premiered at Sundance this past year and then we went to the Toronto Film Festival as well and Focus Feature bought the film and they're distributing it. The cast is wonderful. It's a portrayal of an African American family in a way that we rarely ever get to see. And you know I really hope people will come out and support this because on so many levels, it's a beautiful film. It's a universal film. You don't have to be Gay or Black to be affected by it and to resonate with a a lot of the different themes that are going on in the project.

Another great thing is that all of the cast is natural, even the director Dee Reese and producer, Nikisa Cooper! So we made quite the statement going from town to town promoting the film. People were like, 'hold up, wait a minute, the naps have arrived!' It was really, really great.

Nikisa Cooper, Kim Wayans, Focus Feature's Andrew Karpen
and actress Adepero Oduye


Nikisia Cooper and Dee Rees

I also have a collection of children's books that my husband and I write called Amy HodgePodge. We just got a deal with a production company that is trying to do animation with the project. We have 6 books out on the market right now, published by Penguin and it's a delightful story about the trials and tribulations of a multiracial 4th grader, starting regular school after being home-schooled her entire life.

CN: What was it like growing up in the Wayans household?

Kim: Amazing. There were 5 girls and 5 boys. I loved growing up with a big crazy family. We didn't have much in the way of material things but we didn't need it with all the joy, love, fun and creativity. I didn't realize we were poor until I went off to college... Wesleyan University. I woke up one day and said, 'wow, we were poor' [Laughs]. It's great having a family like that.

CN: Where did you fall at in the line?

Kim: In the middle, the forgotten middle child. But in a family that big, there really is no middle child!

CN: Are the rumors true? Is In Living Color coming back?

Kim: Yes! Keenan is doing a reboot of In Living Color with a fresh new cast. So Ms. Benita will not be blowing up the spot [Laughs]. I may make a guest appearance, but it'll be a new cast because the whole point of this is to help talent that's out there now... talent that doesn't have any place to showcase their skills. And the same way In Living Color served as a launch pad for myself and Jim Carey, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Lopez... the list goes on and on, this reboot will do the same for a whole new generation.

I'm also working on a pilot that I wrote with my husband, for a sitcom that my brothers executive produced... it's a modern day telling of what it was like growing up Wayans and I play the mom of a large brood growing up in a NYC Project Development. It's from the mother's point of view, showing what it was like for she and my father to raise us there.

Kim is super busy but she's active on Twitter. Connect with her there!


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Ladies, help Kim out! After the interview, we discussed her desire to try twists and twist-outs. She's never even created a two strand twist and I shared a few tips, but she wants to hear from you--

-How do you create your twists (wet, damp or dry)?
-How do you keep them from unraveling?
-What are your favorite products for hold and shine?

70 Weigh in!:
Anonymous said...

<3 I've always liked her :). Love her hair and her style from the jump!

Farrah Phoenix said...

<3 I've always liked her :). Love her hair and her style from the jump!

Anonymous said...

yay we're college mates :)-- her hair is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Best interview to date! I was definitely laughing, while feeling inspired! :)

Anonymous said...

Another great interview Nikki! Kim looks beautiful!

Pecancurls said...

Great interview Nik!! I love her work and her hair is gor-geous!! It just looks so healthy. I think she has pretty good definition for someone who does not do any twists. I have just started working on doing my own twists and experimenting. So far, I like doing them dry, using a combo of Qhemet Biologics Amla Olive Heavy Cream and Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter. The AHTB keeps my ends from unraveling. That combo for now is giving me great moisture and shine.

shaunalivez said...

I love Kim and actually never seen her hair without the braids (gorgeous might I add). I actually ordered the Amy Hodgepodge books for my neice for christmas. Its great to hear that she's a natural letting her hang!

Queenofthe4s said...

So we just had to tie sweaters on our head and swing those from side to side [Laughs]. ---> DEAD

I can definitely relate to that!! LOL! Great interview..

-How do you create your twists (wet, damp or dry)? -- For her hair type...damp hair would give her a defined twist pattern. Wet hair would shrink and dry hair would have a lot of poof.


-How do you keep them from unraveling? I coil the ends of my twists. If that doesn't work, try ending each twist with a perm rod.


-What are your favorite products for hold and shine? I love Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie for moisture. EVOO for shine.

queenofthe4s.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love this interview & that she never had a relaxer. Sometimes people think only girls with looser hair textures are the ones who "never got relaxers"...yay for thick, beautiful kinky hair!!

DrChuck24 said...

great interview! For my twistouts, I do them on damp hair always. I have tried dry twistouts and didnt fancy them too much. As far as keeping them unraveled, they just don't lol. But it could be helpful to use a cream that is heavy to twist and if need be roll the ends with a roller. Some of my best twistouts were with Kinky Curling Custard and my shea butter mix.

Meena said...

Loved this interview! So glad to hear of all the positive things she is doing. I would love to support all her efforts. Please keep the community informed.

As for twists (and braids). I do them on damp hair after I have applied my leave in. Lately I add carols daughter healthy hair butter. I am in love with this. Its such a great moisturizer and it leaves my hair super shiny and defined. Also dont remove those twists until your hair is completely dry! and tie down those edges :)

Hope this helps!!!!

Smallfro said...

I loved this interview, you can sense her glow from the words. Glad to see she is still thriving in the madness known as Hollywood.
For my twist, I wash and condition. I then apply my favorite leave-in. I then get my stuff together and start twisting. I use a moisturizing cream to twist. My hair likes oils, but can get greasy. My rotation currently includes shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie, KBB creamylicious, Curls soufflé, and afroveda's power. I then seal with olive oil. I apply Oyin hair dew every night before tying it up.

Kenya said...

She looks so pretty! And her hair is awesome!

Carita from Facebook said...

Im glad I suggested you get her on the couch!

CURLYNIKKI said...

^^^Thanks Carita

And thanks ladies for the feedback!

Anonymous said...

What a great interview, Kim is so down to earth.

Carita from Facebook said...

You are welcome Nikki, as usual a great interview, next up Im hoping your mother : )

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I love Kim Wayans!! she is so beautiful and her hair is to.die.for :) Great interview as well, Nikki. I also have a major crush on her nephew, Damon Jr. What a wonderful, inspirational, woman!!
Loves.Loves.Loves (standing ovation).

Courtnee' said...

Great interview Nikki!

My sister is mixed and I bought a few of the Amy HodgePodge books for her and she LOVES them!

ohsoadarable said...

Pariah is AMAZING... Oscar material for sure. I was lucky enough to go to a screening in October and curlies, you MUST support. It is such a beautiful film, and should be the example of artistry and quality that all black films need to follow.

Kisha Michelle said...

Nice interview. Her hair is fab...and big. I too am a fan of coconut oil as a moisturizer and makeup remover. I'll def be on the lookout for the In Living Color.

Anonymous said...

She looks great and has such a positive attitude! I can't wait for my hair to get on her level! I've been hearing the buzz about Pariah can't wait to check it out!

Anonymous said...

I love how she said we learned how to do Caucasian hair, not our natural hair, SO TRUE!!

NikNak said...

I love her! She represents for the tall women! I love, love her!

Anonymous said...

Nice interview. I really like Kim. She seems so down to earth. I think she should try the two strand twist bantu knot. I use castor oil on the ends just before I tuck them under. I struggled to find a good style after setting my natural hair free from wigs. I get so many compliments from people of different races. I work for a large Wall Street firm and have no issues with wearing my hair natural. The bantu knot has been a boon for my hair.

EngProf said...

For twists/twists outs, or my first love, braid outs: I would suggest damp hair b/c its offers enough moisture for a deep/defined set, but doesn't take forever to dry.

If she finds that her hair unravels (which it probably won't) she can add perm rods to the ends as someone above suggested.

Product Suggestions That Make for Bomb Twist/Braid Out:
Belle Butters Premium Whipped Shea Butter
Curls Whipped Cream
Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana Honey Butta
Leave In
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothing OR Hair
Milk

***YouTube is always a fantastic source to learn how to do a twist/twist out. That's how I learned!***

CurlyinTheA said...

Love this interview! Notice how few products she uses -- coconut/jojoba oils, shea butter and damp hair. I love her fluffy hair, and I wondered about her regi when I saw her pic on a natural hair blog recently (maybe it was CurlyNikki?) I swear she's got a halo of curls. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I've always loved watching Kim. And I love her hair! I'll have to look out for the new In Living Color. I have the original ones on DVD. And I just love the fact that she hops on CurlyNikki as much as we do. :)

Hmm, for me, I only do twists for twistouts on damp or dry hair. It's way too much shrinkage for me when I do them wet. I separate my hair and use a little of Qhemet's cocoa tree detangling ghee on each section then take a bit of Qhemet's Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter and rub it through my strands. It makes my hair soft like butter and smells good to boot. Then I either twist my hair or flat twist it. I tend to like to flat twist mine so that there is more definition at the roots. My hair is very coily so my ends tend to coil and don't unravel. But you can use perm rods on the ends. Also, I sometimes put them in bantu knots if I think they might unravel.

Great interview Nikki!

- Marion

Laxmi said...

I really enjoyed reading this, too funny, lmao @ "...and then you realize the pillowcase is more moisturized than your hair and that's crazy!" And I love that she loves this website so much and is telling others about it. About my twist out, I've had great results twisting with either coconut oil mixed with aloe vera gel or sheabutter mixed with aloe vera gel, this is done after moisturizing ofcourse. It works superbly on damp,or freshly washed (wet) hair. Great interview Nikki!

Justme said...

Awesome interview!!! So good to see Kim doing great things! Still love her! Her hair is absolutely beautiful!
I have learned to do my two stand twist on lightly damp hair. I use a shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil concoction. Keeps the shrinkage at bay. ;) I retwist at night with a dab of Carol's Daughter Hair Butter.
Keep blessing us with your gift Kim! <3

Anonymous said...

Great interview.
Kim you are beautiful and such an inspiration.

qnz234 said...

im excited about the new launch of in living color. that show brings back so many memories. i love the wayans family. tons of talent and beauty. :)

Anonymous said...

I find that dry twists/braids work best for me. I keep it very simple and just use coconut oil. Kim's hair is gorgeous! Ms. Benita just have to make those guest appearances...she's my favorite all time character on In Living Color. Great interview!

Jada07 said...

Great interview Nik!! Hi Kim, thanks for joining us. Twist-outs are my staple style; On wash day do my routine and then let my hair air dry for about 30 minutes (either out or in 8 loose twists). Take a twist down, spray your hands with water and smooth onto section, apply leave-in, and styler of choice, flat twist that section (like a cornrow, but only 2 pieces of hair instead of 3) and add castor oil to the end. Go on the the next section. Once complete I like to roll the ends of the twists on perm rods. This keeps them from unraveling and gives a nice shape for the finished product. HTH!

SaBrina said...

Her hair is gorgeous, it's so thick and healthy. I always loved her character on "In Living Color" as the noisy neighbor lady to funny :).

Erika said...

Great hearing from Kim again! I do twist outs frequently, to answer your questions:

-How do you create your twists (wet, damp or dry)?
I do mine dry, they last longer and are more defined when i take them out.

-How do you keep them from unraveling?
I make my own flax seed gel and place a little in each twist. I don't have any issues with unraveling.

-What are your favorite products for hold and shine?
Flax seed gel, cantu shea butter leave in and olive oil!

Thanks for the interview, good luck Kim!

Erika said...

I meant i do them wet, not dry! lol

Anonymous said...

Hello!

What an inspiring interview!!

-I prefer to to my twist outs on wet hair only. My hair does not cooperate in its dry state.

-After washing my hair, I apply Knot Today and Vatika oil (or coconut oil). Then I run a light comb (or denman) through it.

-For a light hold I then add either Hairveda's Whipped Gelly or their Whipped Creme Ends Hydration, or Flaxseed gel.

-To keep them from unraveling, and to give the curls a nice full curl, I then twist the twist around my finger to make a pincurl of sorts. Secure with bobby pin. For people who are transition this hides the two texture beautifully.

-cover edges with silk scarf and then satin bonnet.

That it. Hope it helps!

Arielle, GA.

Anonymous said...

You did it again! Love your interviews! I do a combination of damp/dry twists. Lavender Body Butter from MoringaSource.com holds the twists very well as well as moisture!

If I do a wet twist, I still use the same product, but suffer from lots of shrinkage :(
Hope this helps Kim!

curlybean said...

Love this post and loved Ms. Benita! I must quote her once a month! :) I have thick, porous hair so I do my twists right out the shower because it dries pretty fast. I don't like super defined twists so I take them out while they are 90 to 95% dry. If she wants to leave them in, naturalista cosmetics juicy leave-in and flax seed gel give CARAZY shine and moisture for days. A little lighter hand on these products for a twist out.

Anonymous said...

Love this article, love Kim and glad to see you resurfacing!!!

I twist with conditioner, evoo and a little gel. Makes great twist outs.

dcyrill said...

Great article.
Your hair would look great in twists. Since you have your hair in braids after you condition, you want to make about ten twists for each braid section you have. Use any of the Carol's Daughter or Jane products on your hair wet and let your hair get semi damp. Start from the back and work your way towards the front. Look at youtube on twists and there is plenty of information on how to start them.

Anonymous said...

Great interview!
For my twist-outs, I section my hair in four after washing and deep condtioning with hair bands then I apply Kinky Kurly Knot Today leave-in conditioner on each section of towel dried hair (use a t-shirt to avoid lint and smooth cuticle). I then mix Shea butter (now solutions), Jojoba oil (Desert Essence) and a few drops of peppermint oil together. I use a tail comb to part and apply mixture and then twist (smoothing ends around my index finger). I then cover with a silk bonnet and go to bed. Undo twists in morning, they tend to remain soft and moisturized throughout the week. Maintain by covering with silk bonnet each night and applying jojoba oil daily.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful talent and beauty! In Living Color was sketch comedy at its best. I haven't perfected the twist-out as yet, so no advice to share.

Anonymous said...

I pretty much survive on twistouts lol. I just use shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie (great for softness) and raw african shea butter (great for hold and definition). I use these on each twists. To keep them from unravelling I twirl my finger around the ends of each twist and sometimes put a little extra shea butter on ends. I usually twist the night before on damp hair and just make sure the twists are dry before I take them out the next morning.

Dana said...

Great interview with Kim; she's so talented, funny, and inspiring. I've never seen Kim's hair in a fro'; LoVe It! It was nice to hear Kim's a fan of CurlyNikki.com; the place where I too learned a wealth of knowledge. Pass it on!

For my twists/twistouts I wash and condition and then use a tiny bit of my oil mixture on each twist before twisting with Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine on damp hair. This is my winter routine while the dews are low. Hair stays moisturized for days and is so shiny!

Anonymous said...

I love Kim's hair it is beautiful!!! She is beautiful and talented!!Great Interview!!! Nikki, I feel soo inspired to continue to grow out my hair naturally.I have to admit it gets difficult at times to not relax my hair, when I see people who have relaxed hair,and the difference between my natural textured roots and relaxed hair on the ends, but all I have to do is visit your website and see pictures like Kim and read informative information from you about how to take care of my hair, while I am transitioning and it keeps me inspired to go through this grow out process. Thanks Nikki!!!!!

RazzyYazzy said...

I do my twists on damp hair, and the product that gives the best definition is a home made shea butter whip. I blend shea butter, aloe vera gel and olive oil. After washing and deep conditioning, I separate my hair, apply the whipped shea butter, and twist. Always remember to gently come through the hair that you are working with. Tangle free hair make the best twist, do not skip this step!

goombagirl said...

OMG! Kim's like a friend in my head! Very down to earth and her hair is gorge! Alas, I have no advice for her, I'm still trying to figure out my own hair up there.

Anonymous said...

Wow - I just found my new hair idol. I see plenty of others I like, but none that really looked like what my hair could be. Can't wait until I have a mane like that!

Donelle said...

Kim is such a beautiful and inspirational person.

Anonymous said...

Loved the movie trailer!

Anonymous said...

Kimmy,
I'll tell you how to do two strand twists. I'll give you a buzz. BTW...thanks for the shout out. '0]
Robin ([email protected])

Rhonda C said...

Great interview, Nik! I am w/Carita @ 10:10 AM, please put your Mom on the couch!

We would love to hear her dish on her routine (old school and new school, if it applies). I

hairscapades said...

Okay first, I just had to comment that Kim had/has an amazing one woman play, "A Handsome Woman Retreats," which I saw at the National Black Theatre Festival in NC in 2009. It was personal and revealing, emotional and heart wrenching at times, yet still funny. She is an amazing talent with far more versatility and depth than for which I think she has been given credit. I'm sure that Pariah will reveal that more fully and wish her all the success in the world as she just seems so genuine, kind and humble. I also am excited to see Pariah discussed here as Adepero is one of my sister's good friends from Cornell. So, I'm cheering her on as well!

As to twists, I use Kimmaytube leave-in and then either Wonder Curl Butter Than Love or Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter to moisturize and a little Murray's loc/lock gel or Eco Styler Olive Oil gel for hold. I like to do them on damp to dry hair as my strands are fine and I get puffier twists/more volume if I allow my hair to dry first. However, with all that GORGEOUS hair Kim has, I'm sure she won't have any problem doing twists on wet/damp hair and she may find it easier to work with the hair in that state. I'm sure she would have absolutely STUNNING twists and a drop dead twist-out!! Can't wait until she shares those photos;)!!

Shelli

hairscapades said...

Oh and I seal my ends once done with my holy grail, Jamaican Black Castor OIl. I LOVE that stuff!!

Shelli

socialitedreams said...

great interview! love that it's a celeb who actually wears her natural hair out, unlike a lot of the celebs who are "hidden" naturals.

HazelEyedErica said...

Her hair is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Nikki - fan-tas-tic interview!!! Love Kim and love her even more now. Her hair is gorgeous

April Guscott said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe In Living Color is coming back! I have such a special place in my heart for that show because I think it's one of the places where good, healthy black television started. I admire that show so much even though I'm only 23 and only got a chance to really watch the reruns on Centric or BET.

It's great to hear about all the things that Kim Wayans is getting into. That movie sounds so interesting and the director, writer and producer all seem like people I want to learn more about.

Mrs. Kim Wayans, I love to twist my hair when it's completely wet and soaking. I feel like my hair gets better moisturized that way, when my hair is dry for some reason it seems too soft to actually hold the twist. I like to use heavier hair butters myself, but can't really recommend anything for hold so much. No matter what I do even if I sleep with a scarf my twists start to get fuzzy like two days later, and of course they always shrink up overnight. Sorry I couldn't be more help. But I love what you're doing,you have a wonderful spirit and your work ethic is inspirational. I wish you so much luck and success in your current and future endeavors!

Iamsonotmyhair said...

I know this is old now, and I'm just now seeing it, but you can check out my channel. I do twists and they're really easy actually :)
IAMSONOTMYHAIR

Rachel said...

Such a fan and soo glad Nikki interviewed her! Well for me all I do is flat twist my hair. I used to damp my hair, add a small amt of leave-in conditioner and twist away! Now I just recently did something a little crazy, I washed my hair and then blow-dried it! not all the way dry just to give me some length for my twists. The next day, my hair looked amazing, it was much softer and my twists are longer! Stay blessed!

monniej said...

love, love, love you, kim wayans and your hair is amazing! great interview, curlynikki! for my twists on dry hair i spritz each section (about 10-14) with peppermint water (2ozs water & 10drops peppermint oil) and lightly coat each section with a little my honey child guava balm and twist, making sure to start close to the scalp and make sure to smooth the sections as you go down, and don't make then too tight. i leave the last 3-4inches untwisted because my hair is on the thin side and this gives me more volume. i coat the ends with a little taliah waajid bountifier mist and follow with vitamin e oil. put on my satin bonnet and allow to airdry. in the morning i spray a little carol's daughter black vanilla and baggie while i shower. after showering i untwist each section and if my hair seems stiff or a little dry i use a tiny bit more of my honey child. i hope this helps! if you try it you have to come back and post pics!

kim wayans said...

Thanks for the LOVE everybody! It's so heartwarming. And now, thanks to you all, I have about fifty different ways to do twists, so watch out!!!

Sonya B. said...

Loved your interview with Kim. It's good to see her back in the spotlight. I agree with her you are a god send to the natural community; such a wealth of information.

Anonymous said...

Its crazy to find out how people were natural along! Another example is Kim Fields, she wore mostly wigs but was always natural underneath.

Its cool that people are "letting their hair down." Natural hair is always hidden or chemically straighten so people don't have an idea or how it can be styled.

Plus I saw Pariah last night, I had tears in my eyes; beautiful story!

prettybrowngirly said...

Pretty sure she's my hair twin! Three years from now, I'm coming for that bush!

Wonderful interview and I'm so glad she's wearing her big hair out in Hollywood.

Anonymous said...

She looks beautiful. Her skin in beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I loved this. She really does look beautiful and amazing! And I was laughing while reading this interview. Glad I caught it, even though its a bit late.

Ggirl said...

Wow, I can't believe i just discovered this site. It is So good to see Kim back in the spotlight & doing so many wonderful things. I have always been a fan. She is beautiful, funny & multitalented (seemingly a Wayan's trait...:) At this point I guess I will have to get the DVD of Pariah.


Also, Love, love, love her natural hair. Thank you for this interview, info & to Kim for sharing.


I do my twists simple (& "thrifty"...cuz my current budget is tight.;) damp with a protein enriched styling gel, almond oil, and Doo Gro thickening moisturizer. This combo keeps the twists longer for a few days,,,(I seem to always get compliments on them)...then about mid-week I let them out (fingers only) & have another beautiful style to rock...I also re-moisturize a couple times per week.


Rock on Natural Beauties!!!

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