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….. :)



janet on


Harriet word on

QUIT photoshopping Oprah. She hasn’t been that small since 2000

ivy on

This wig trumps the Tina Turner wig Stedman finally had to tell her to stop wearing. Too funny!

Kat on

That’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo, lol.

Sophia on

Well, it does make her ass look smaller!

Debra Brady on

I think she can do whatever she want to do. I love it Stop hating

nettrice on

“Beautiful people use Afro Sheen!”

KiKi on

Wow, who knew that much hair would make your body look tiny!

Guest on

I Love it! And I love Oprah

Lilyflower on

The wig is awesome!

Chrisesmom on

She looks ready for Carnival! Love it!

Blah on

Lmao? “Get over yourself?” Like Missy Said its OPRAHS OWN MAGAZINE! It’s called O the OPRAH MAGAZINE! WHY WOULDN’T SHE BE ON THE COVER?!!!

Pico on

Complete fraud and another that needs to retire and go away.

Lami Tumaka on

She owns it, so can do as she pleases, even looking ridiculous!

JerriAnn on

What about that lady who is in the guniess book of world records for the largest Afro? She should be featured in this article with her real hair larger than Oprah’s fake fro.

Donna on

You go girl looking good and that’s a lots of husk but you’re rocking it.

Donna on

You go girl looking good, that’s a lots of hair but you’re rocking it.Why yall, hatein the lady has the right.Don’t dislike Ms O, get like her.And yes it’s her mag. So get over it PLEASE I did. LOL.

john on

Why would anyone care about anything this woman has to say. Her most recent comments have proven that she is a flat out racists and is clueless on normal everyday issues…get over yourself Oprah.

joro on

just like the rest of her, phony

joro on

Phony, just like the rest her baloney.

spazzinjasmine on

I’m not even an Oprah fan, but absolutely LOVE the wig! Very cool and fun!

Susan on

Too muc hair and afros are so done…..and she looks fat with so much hair! With all her $$$ you’d think she’d look better!!!!

Cyndi Wagster on

I love it. Its better than what I have.

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