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First Look: Oprah Shows Off Huge Afro on Magazine Cover

Oprah isn’t the queen of media for nothing, she knows when a topic is hot. Hair, natural hair in particular, is the topic of the moment among black women, professional and otherwise.

The media mogul shared the gorgeous cover of the September issue of O magazine on Twitter and Instagram:

“Just revealed this new cover of @O_Magazine – 1 of my faves ever – Let’s talk about HAIR! Following”.

Reportedly the wig Oprah is wearing weighs in at 3.5 pounds, nearly the size of a small chihuahua.

Oprah spoke to Us Weekly  about the cover shot:

“I wish I could say it was all mine. My own hair is shorter, not quite so spherical, and a lot lighter. But that doesn’t mean it never gives me grief. When it comes to hair, I’m in the same boat as most every other woman. The way we feel about our hair is universal — we love it when it looks great, we can’t stand it when it looks not so great, and we all want it to tell the world something about us.”

The cover promises to inform readers on how to “Grow It, Blow It and Awesomely ‘Fro it” among other hair topics. But in her monthly column, What I Know for Sure, Oprah shares what really matters when it comes to hair:

“[I] used to be so particular about how [my] hair looked. Now, as is the case in many other areas of my life, I’ve relaxed. No more bad hair days — just days when I might need a headband. Because as much as I enjoyed hanging out with Wild Thang, I know for sure that your true crowning glory comes not from what’s on your head, but from what’s in your heart.”

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