Khloe Kardashian can appreciate a good joke. When the rumor mill suggested O.J. Simpson was her father, Khloe quipped: « Well, I really hope that’s not the case because I did fuck him once. » When the tabloids conjured a pregnancy with husband Lamar Odom, Khloe owned it, explaining, « I feel like I’ve been pregnant for six years! »And when nearly everyone insisted that her butt was the work of a skilled surgeon, she landed a contract with cosmetic surgery heavyweight Allergan and became a spokeswoman for their injectable Kybella, which reduces under-chin fat. Ha!
It was at an event for Kybella that Khloe spoke with the Cut. She was unfiltered, as always, and shared the best advice she received about protecting her hair after going blonde, spray-tan tips for Donald Trump, and why you shouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she’s a woman.
First of all, how are you able to function with those super-long nails?
Oh, my God, you sound like Kim! She’s always like, « I feel so unclean. » How do you function with shorter nails? They give me life, they give me everything.
But how do you do basic things, like type on your phone?
Kourtney always says, « That’s how hoes type. » I’m always like [taps her phone], « Yep, that’s how hoes type, okay? »
I can’t stop staring at your hair. It’s beautiful. What are some things you learned about protecting your hair after you went blonde?
Having to get your roots touched up all the time. What the fuck is that about? I do masks on my hair every weekend with coconut oil. There’s something called Olaplex. I love Olaplex. I think it saved my hair from breaking because I’m really blonde from where I used to be. My hair-colorist Tracey Cunningham taught me about it. I’ll even wear the Olaplex in my hair to the gym because it’s such a great hair-treatment mask. I never used to do this. In my 20s, when I had brown hair, I never used to think about this. I would be like, hair-treatment mask? For what? I never used to think about this stuff. And also trims. I would kick and scream when Jen [Atkin] would cut my hair, but now I’m more onboard.
How often do you re-touch your roots?
I probably haven’t done it in over a month, maybe six weeks or something. I need to soon. Jen’s already texted me and told me I need to. She FaceTimes me every day to see how my hair looks. We’re weirdly obsessed with each other.
To change gears a little bit, we just had Super Tuesday …
The primary elections …
Okay, got it.
[Khloe’s publicist: I thought that was a sale!]
Right that’s what I thought! I was like, where are you going with this?
Well, Kim has been very vocal about supporting Hillary this election season. Would you like to share whom you support?
I don’t like saying that stuff because you get criticism no matter what. Kim is very open, but that’s just Kim. It’s probably the one thing I have opened my mouth about before and I’m just like, Why the fuck do I care to be in a fight with these other people, yelling at me about Republicans or Democrats? With politics I’ve learned to keep my opinions to myself, for once in my life. It’s not that I would never talk about it, but it’s that nobody cares about what I have to say about that. It’s not going to sway anybody in any direction, and if so, they’re probably young kids that should do their own research about who they want to vote for.
I think voting is a very personal choice, just like religion. I get so annoyed when people say, « I want to vote for Hillary because she’s a woman. » Well, that’s sad. So you’re voting for Hillary just because she’s a woman. There are a million other reasons why, but I want someone to give me something with more substance, rather than just a gender or race. That’s what really infuriates me. Know what they stand behind.
Linda Wells published a hilarious yet informative piece on spray-tan advice for Donald Trump. Since you know a lot about this area as well, do you have any spray tan advice for him?
I love a good spray tan. I believe in doing a scrub before to get everything off first. But also spray tanning, as great as it is, I kind of kick and scream doing it because I’m like, « God, now I smell for the whole night. » It’s a process. After your spray tan, a trick someone taught me is to put baby powder wherever you crease. Like I have a crease on my neck. I’ll put baby powder under my arms and it makes you not get those weird lines. When you sleep sometimes you sweat, but baby powder … this is a silly little tip, but there you go.
This interview has been edited and condensed.