The visibility of natural hair in the media continues to grow as more everyday women go natural and more celebrities rock their natural hair. And now, we can add Oprah to the long(er) list of celebrities who are choosing to show off their natural hair. Will the media and public be supportive? Or critical?
Every month, you can find Oprah on the cover of her magazine. The September 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine is no exception. But this month, you’ll notice something different. And that’s Oprah rocking a natural ‘do.
Typically, Oprah wears her natural hair on vacation and the weekends. But her hair is usually straight. At one point, Oprah considered rocking a short cut: ”I wanted to wear it close-cropped, à la Camille Cosby, but her husband Bill convinced me otherwise. ‘Don’t do it,’ he said,” she recalls. “‘You’ve got the wrong head shape and you’ll disappoint yourself.’ I took his advice.” (The Week, 2012).
As reported in The Week, initial reactions to her natural hair are supportive. Called “a notable occasion” by Dodai Stewart at Jezebel and a “step in the right direction” by Hilary George-Parkin at Styleite, the feedback seems to be positive so far.
Read these posts for other points of view on Oprah’s natural hair.
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What do you think of Oprah’s natural hair? Love it? Don’t like it? Could care less?