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Oprah Shows Off Her Natural Hair - And a Giant, 3.5-Lb. Wig Called 'Wild Thang'

08/05/2013 at 01:12 PM ET

Oprah natural Hair Courtesy O, The Oprah Magazine

After 30 years in the limelight, you may think you’ve seen Oprah in every possible hair iteration — but we guarantee this is a new one.

For the September issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, the star kicked off the magazine’s all-about-hair spectacular by posing in a 3.5-lb. wig (“the size of a small chihuahua,” according to the mag) she dubbed “Wild Thang.” It came in its own pink carrying case wrapped in bubble wrap, and, as O creative director Adam Glassman said, made Oprah look like “Chaka Khan and Diana Ross combined” in the cover shot, below.

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But after Oprah put away the wig, she went for something a little less dramatic for the inside pages: Her own untouched, natural hair. “No wig, weave, perm, braids, twists, extensions, curling iron, straightening comb, or blow-dryer. Au naturel!” she wrote on the “What I Know For Sure” page, above left.

And both she and her longtime stylist Andre Walker said that the superstar has relaxed significantly about how her hair looks these days. “As much as I enjoyed hanging out with Wild Thang,” Oprah said, “I know for sure that your true crowning glory comes not from what’s on your head but from what’s in your heart.”

Tell us: What do you think of Oprah’s two new hair looks?

–Alex Apatoff

Oprah natural HairCourtesy Oprah

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self-employed on

She’s on every cover. Get over yourself, Ope.

Charli on

That’s a lot of hair!

Missy on

@ self-employed, its HER magazine. Why don’t you get over yourself..?? Negative much?

DaisyMoon on

Good lord, why did “Giant Vagina” come to mind when I looked at that cover…

Edie on

I’m really OVER Oprah! I wish her well, but enough already!

Kat on

OMG “Wild Thang” is awesome, I love it!! :)

Kendra on

She looks AWESOME!

lilah on

Wow! That’s a lot of hair.

dixie pixie on

What a funny picture….I imagine Steadman gets the last laugh in this….. :)

BENTLEY on

LOVE!!!!!

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