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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nubienne on

Is one of Oprah’s parents in possession of non-kinky hair? because that is the only way that is a picture of Oprah’s natural hair… unless we class texturisers or relaxers with a twist out as “natural” now. I don’t blame non-black people for loving it and believing Oprah when she says this is he “natural” hair but this BS is what makes actual kinky haired women feel inferior because THIS is a LIE. This is NOT what most black women have on their heads unless they are mixed at some level and no you don’t have to be light to have mixed hair. There is nothing wrong with mixed people, light-skinned black people or with mixed hair, it is just that the glorification of mixed hair as being better than kinky hair gets on my last nerve. Oh wait Oprah is the one with that problematic stylist who thinks all kinky hair could use a good relaxer… oh right she must honestly believe her hair grows out of her head looking like this.

nubienne on

The roots of the style shown in the linked image are probably closer to what grows out of Ms Winfrey’s head but noooo she’s not hiding anything.


NubianQueen on

She’s natural she just has lots of heat damage from constant straightening. Great cover, though.

#TeamNaPtural in the house! ;)

Tam on

WOW nubienne, your comment is VERY ignorant. I know plently of black women who have a natural hair coil such as Oprah’s. You clearly have some self hate issues you need to seek help for.

Akilah on

I always wear my hear in it’s natural state. It is what I was born with. And I love it!

Akilah on


Raquita on

Both of my parents are chocolate skin beautiful people, and my natural hair looks a lot like Oprahs, nubienne. The fact that you even THINK her hair just CAN’T grow that way shows your ignorance, and has no reflection on reality.

monniej on

i wear my natural hair every second, minute and hour of every single day. #lovemykinkycurls

Amber on

I think it’s beautiful and I am a natural women. I transitioned for a year then BC in December. I think that it’s wonderful she would wear her hair in its natural state. I love that natural hair is unique not one texture or curl pattern is the same.

Follow my blog at floridanatural83.blogspot.com

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