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

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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 Hair
Courtesy Oprah