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Oprah Winfrey Shows Off Gorgeous Natural Hair for O Magazine

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Oprah Winfrey on CBS THIS MORNING with co hosts Erica Hill, Gayle King and Charlie Rose on the set in New York on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Oprah Winfrey is embracing her hair “in its natural state” on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine‘s September makeover issue.

The 58-year-old TV titan admits she once came close to chopping her hair off, but a famous friend helped talk her out of making a major mistake. “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.”

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A makeover can change everything, according to Winfrey. “I even notice a change in my dogs when they get their summer cuts: they’re friskier and livelier, feeling more themselves once the weight of the hair is released.”

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Still, Winfrey warns that the only makeovers that matter are “those in which something insider the receiver clicks, aligning with that which is being received. The only real way to transformation is through the mind.”

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In the same magazine, Winfrey promises to help readers transform their luck, habits, stress level, friendships, health, style and attitude — and have fun doing it! The September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine is on stands August 7.

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