Oprah Winfrey Reveals Her Natural Hair in 'O'

08/01/2012 at 08:00 AM ET

Courtesy O, The Oprah Magazine

Oprah‘s not hiding anything! For the first time, the icon is covering her O, The Oprah Magazine with her hair in its natural state.

Though the mogul embraces her curly, voluminous tresses — often letting them loose on weekends and vacations — she sees nothing wrong with trying different hairstyles. “I even notice a change in my dogs when they get their summer cuts: they’re friskier and livelier,” she reveals inside the glossy’s September makeover issue.

Winfrey also discusses the time she once wanted to cut off all of her hair. “I wanted to wear it close-cropped, à la Camille Cosby, but her husband Bill convinced me otherwise. ‘Don’t do it,’ he said,” she recalls. “‘You’ve got the wrong head shape and you’ll disappoint yourself.’ I took his advice.”

Read the full column in the September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, on newsstands Aug. 7. Tell us: How often do you wear your hair in its natural state?

–Jennifer Cress


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Coral on

Oprah has been pressing her hair for years and stopped using chemicals. This is what her natural hair looks like natural. If you have have any friends or relatives with extremely thick hair, this is what it looks like in its natural state..

SuperwomanAJ on

Oprah primped that “natural hair”… she didnt just shake it and go, i know this! haha

pressonwebzine on

I love this look on Oprah. I wear my hair natural, too. .

Carol on

Oprah is MORBIDLY OBESE! I saw her doing the Kardashians and Paris Jackson interview and she weighs like 300 lbs. Her face looks horrific! Oprah- get gastric bypass!!

BeBe on

If I had her $$$ I’d have great hair too…

Jim Jones on

She will do anything for money.. why hasnt she gone far away.. so arrogant to always be the cover picture on her magazine.. Why doenst she really show the true self.. no makeup .. YIKES

Yvette on

My natural hair is 20% gray. I use hair color that id 100% organic– amla powder and henna.

jellybeans on

I love her hair!

Nikki on

#1. Everyone, ignore nubienne…
#2. Oprah has shown us her natural face a hundred times on her show. We all know what she looks like. She’s also been “natural” for years. I’m not sure why this is big news…a benefit of having natural hair, is that it can be very versatile. This is simply a “big hair” hairstyle. It’s hers, it looks great. Move on.
#3. I think that natural hair is any hair without chemicals. It is perfectly fine to be natural and get your hair flat-ironed or pressed.
#4. As far as gray, she could use something natural(like henna) to cover gray. OR, she might not have gray hair. I know some women in their 70’s with no gray hair. Remember, she’s never been married, and she doesn’t have children. That helps!

tomella on

I believe I’ve seen oprah with that hair before but I would have never guest that was her natural hair, it looks great I believe she should stick to natural.

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