Out shopping with my daughter the other day, at Burlington Coat Factory, I stumbled across this Kenya Doll.

I instantly knew I had to get it for my daughter.

Beautiful Hairstyling KENYA-Growing Up Proud!
Beautiful Hairstyling KENYA-Growing Up Proud!

Just the other day I was talking with a few other moms in my Facebook Group, The Mixed Mama Community (Get invited when you subscribe to my blog!), about how hard it is to find a doll that looks like our children.

Unfortunately there are not very many multicultural, multiracial dolls on the market.

We brought her home and my daughter has not stopped playing with her since. She comes with beads, rubber bands, a comb, styling guide, and a “magic needle” to put the beads on. My daughter has been trying different hairstyles and has been loving it. I love it too. We love that she has a doll to practice hairstyles on that is similar to her.

Beads, Rubber bands, comb,
Beads, Rubber bands, comb, “Magic Needle”, & Hairstyling Guide

Also, apparently you can get her hair wet and her curls will come out! Some of the dolls come with a “special lotion” to relax their hair. To be honest I’m glad ours didn’t come with that because I don’t want to have to deal with my daughter asking for her hair to be relaxed. Not ready for that and I want her to keep her hair natural and beautiful as it is, for as long as possible.

Please understand I’m not saying relaxed hair isn’t beautiful… I just want her to be proud and confident with her curls. We’ve already dealt with her saying she wants her hair straight like mommy’s. We want to instill self-pride her our children.


She is 13″ tall and is apparently part of a line of dolls called Kenya and Friends.

Kenya and Friends
Kenya and Friends

There is also Korina, Kenzy, Baby Keyara, Keyondra Lockett, Teen Kenya, and they’ve even partnered with WNBA Basketball Star Player Aerial Powers.

When you check out their website it shows the dolls are for Pre-Order only. How I got this doll I’m not really sure. But I’m glad I did.

On their Kenya and Friends site they range in pricing from $14.99 + $8.50 shipping to $24.99 + $11.00 shipping (Aerial Powers). The one we purchased is listed as $19.99 + $11.00 shipping. We luckily got her at Burlington though for only $9.99. The only thing thought with Burlington is that you never know what you will find. They had a few more of Kenya and two of Baby Keyara.

If you pre-order by November 30th of this year they guarantee delivery by Christmas.

We were not sponsored for this post, and the doll was purchased with our own money. I just was so excited to find a doll that looked like my daughter, for an affordable price, that I had to share it with you.

Kenya Growing Up Proud Haistyle Doll Review and Product Spotlight

Let me know your thoughts? Would you get this doll for your multicultural, multiracial child? What about for your for your child even if your family isn’t multiracial? I think it’s a great idea. Let me know below!

Thanks for reading!

~Nicholette aka TheMixedMama

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