Oprah Debuts Her Natural Hair For The First Time

Oprah Winfrey let her locks run wild for the first time on the cover ofO, The Oprah Magazinethis month, and you know? She doesn’t look half bad!

The long-running daytime talk queen shows off a wild but voluminous mane, untamed by product and styling for the first time on the August cover. She’s most often seen wearing a wig and hair weaves, according to the Christian Post, but many media outlets support her hair’s “coming out,” opining that she looks perfectly lovely with her natural hair. Oprah seems pretty comfortable with the unveil, herself. “I even notice a change in my dogs when they get their summer cuts: they’re friskier and livelier,” Winfrey said on the inside pages of the magazine.

Oddly enough, the Internet is quite taken with the photo this morning, according to the Examiner. Though the new look has gotten support, some have a hard time believing that Oprah just rolled out of bed looking like that. Well sure, a stylist probably did something to her hair, we won’t argue there. It’s just dramatically less than usual for Oprah.

Interestingly, Oprah actually owes the new cover of O to comedian Bill Cosby, who advised her against her original plan – shaving her head. “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,” she says.

Furthermore, Oprah views beauty transformation as sort of a spiritual process as well, saying that the best makeovers are “those in which something inside the receiver clicks, aligning with that which is being received. The only way to real transformation is through the mind.”

Decode that, and you have the key to beauty, I suppose!

Here’s the cover:

Oprah - natural hair cover

What do you think of Oprah’s natural hair? Should she let loose like this more often? Sound off!