It looks like my aunt Oprah is on the natural hair bandwagon after debuting it on the cover of O Magazine’s September 2012 issue. Oprah has been inspired to finally discontinue straightening her hair to show off her natural curls. I’m not sure how natural her hair is because of the straightening, but it sure is big and curly. Oprah thanks Bill Cosby for his input on the decision of going natural, she writes in O Magazine.
In this September’s “What I Know For Sure” column, Oprah tackles the hot topic of natural hair by opening up about her personal hair journey, rocking her hair natural on weekends/vacations and what role it plays in the expression of “self.” You know Oprah always has to have an “Aha!” moment — even when it comes to hair.
One of those moments came courtesy of funnyman Bill Cosby. Oprah writes about wanting to chop off all her hair and wear it super short like Camille Cosby, Bill’s lovely wife. But she says she quickly abandoned the idea after Bill told her: “Don’t do it. You’ve got the wrong head shape and you’ll disappoint yourself.”
As you all know, I’m growing my hair. I can’t wait until it gets to the length I’ve been dreaming of. I hope I at least have a little curl too. But let me try not having curl envy. What do you think of Oprah’s new ‘do?