Oprah Shows Off Her ‘Natural Hair’ for ‘O Magazine’ (Photos)
After being heralded for years as a hair icon for her head full of healthy locks, Opras h Winfrey is covering O magazine and showing off her natural tresses. Oprah, who’s long been thought to wear a relaxers, is appearing on the August cover of O showing off her voluminous Afro in its all its glory. Oprah, whose hair is reportedly now all natural, says she considered doing the big chop, the practice of cutting relaxed hair down to the scalp to ensure that new growth is chemical free. ”I wanted to wear it close-cropped a la Camille Cosby but her husband, Bill, convinced me otherwise. ‘Don’t do it,’ he said. ‘You’ve got the wrong head shape and you’ll disappoint yourself.’ I took his advice.”
Now instead of a close-cropped ‘do, Winfrey has a head of hair that she’s obviously very proud of. “A makeover can change everything,” said the midday maven. “I even notice a change in my dogs when they get their summer cuts: they’re friskier and livelier, feeling more themselves once the weight of the hair is released.”
News of Oprah’s “natural” cover has raised a few eyebrows from several of her loyal followers. Several viewers are adamant that they’ve recently seen Winfrey receiving a relaxer from her hairstylist. Nonetheless, Winfrey’s team released a statement on this “hairy” story. “For the first time ever, Oprah’s appearing on the cover of O without blow-drying or straightening her hair. She says that wearing her hair naturally — as she often does on weekends and on vacation — makes her feel unencumbered.”
Completely natural or not, we have to say we love Oprah’s new look. –danielle canada
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