Oprah Winfrey posed for the September cover of O: The Oprah Magazine with her hair in its natural, unprocessed state — a first for the publication, although she says that she often wears her hair naturally on vacation and weekends. In the accompanying interview, she doesn't talk much about the politics of natural versus processed hair — although she established back in 2009 that she does not wear a weave — but she does establish that she's never cut it short:
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.
Her dogs, on the other hand, don't have that problem when they get shaved: "They’re friskier and livelier, feeling more themselves once the weight of the hair is released." Presumably, they also just can't stop admiring their reflections in the water bowl, either.
Most Viewed Stories
Ask Polly: I Overshared My Way Out of a Boyfriend!
What, Exactly, Are Melania and Ivanka Trump Trying to Sell?
The Supreme-Branded Metrocard Is Here
Malia Obama Went to the Club
Roxane Gay Calls Out Simon & Schuster After They Drop Milo Yiannopoulos
The Single Guy Who’s Pretty Sure He Split the Bill
Even Gwen Stefani’s Kids Think It’s Weird If She Doesn’t Wear Makeup
Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey Are Having the Time of Their Lives in New Zealand
Melania Trump Removes Language About Making Millions While First Lady From Lawsuit
Alt-Right Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Uses Campus Visit to Openly Mock a Transgender Student
The Cut’s Latest Beauty FeaturesHarvard Has Named Rihanna Its Humanitarian of the Year
Who needs a Grammy?Reese Witherspoon Is the Type-A Hero of Big Little Lies
She gives try-hard overachievers someone to root for.6 Fresh Ways to Update Your Work Wardrobe
Because it’s that in-between season when you wind up wearing the same thing every day.Please Enjoy This Juicy Mystery About a Woman Cheating in a Half-Marathon
Jane Seo was caught cutting the course at the Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon.Maddox Jolie-Pitt, a Teen, Has an Executive-Producer Credit on Mom Angelina’s Netflix Movie
The teen supposedly “read the script, helped with notes, and was in the production meetings” on the movie about his home country.This Show With Only Black Models Was the Surprise Hit of NYFW
A look at Maki Oh's newest collection.The Trump Administration Reportedly Can’t Agree on Treatment of Transgender Students
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is hesitant to rescind Obama’s guidelines.Annoying Gym Bros May Be Way Less Horny Than You Thought
A new study links strenuous exercise to low libido in men.The Affordable But Still Sexy Bra You Can Wear With Anything
This lacy lingerie makes me feel like a grown woman.Angelina Jolie Doesn’t Need a Publicist
The actress proved this weekend that she can handle the divorce on her own.
A study showed acupuncture could help reduce frequency of attacks.Gucci Was a Postapocalyptic Playground This Season
Alessandro Michele remixed the past for his latest show.Malia Obama Went to the Club
The former First Daughter was spotted drinking Red Bulls at New York nightclub Up & Down.Morgan Parker on Why Beyoncé Is a Metaphor for Every Black Woman
In her new book, the poet uses Beyoncé as a device to explore the lives of black women.Chinese Feminist Group Suspended From Weibo for Posting About Women’s Strike
They shared a link about the upcoming Women’s Strike in the U.S.Women Got All Up in This Virginia Congressman’s ‘Grill’ at Rowdy Town Hall
Representative Dave Brat heard from those women Tuesday night.Melania Trump Removes Language About Making Millions While First Lady From Lawsuit
She had previously indicated that she was intending to use her position as First Lady for profit.Watch the Gucci Livestream
Enjoy!Ask Polly: I Overshared My Way Out of a Boyfriend!
Your oversharing is an insecure, impulsive attempt to fix everything.Glenn Close Is Ready for a Second Turn in Sunset Boulevard
Considering Norma Desmond with the once-again star of the Broadway musical.