Oprah Winfrey, Giant Afro Wig Cover O Magazine

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Oprah Winfrey rocks a giant afro wig - weighing an impressive three and a half pounds - on the September 2013 cover of O, The Oprah Magazine.

That's what we call a hair-raising look ... get it??!!

Oprah Winfrey Afro Wig

"I wish I could say it was all mine. In fact, though, it's borrowed. And it feels like carrying around an extra head," Winfrey reveals. "My own hair is shorter."

"It's 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 other women."

"The way we feel about hair is universal: We love it when it looks great, we can't stand it when it looks not so great, and we want it to tell the world something about us."

The Butler's star's longtime hair guru, Andre Walker, says "it wasn't easy" finding such an eye-catching look. "I finally decided I'd have to make one myself."

"Two days later I was on the set of The Voice, talking to the stylist there. When I told her about my predicament, she said she had created a wig I could borrow."

"Saved me a good bit of time!"

The talk show host's best friend, Gayle King, thought the afro wig was a hoot. "Can someone put on the soundtrack to The Lion King?" she cracked.

The magazine's creative director, Adam Glassman was mesmerized, telling Winfrey, "Your hair looks like Chaka Khan and Diana Ross combined."

Oprah Winfrey also admits she "used to be so particular" about how her hair looked. "Now, as is the case in many other areas of my life, I've relaxed."

"As much as I enjoy hanging out with Wild Thang, I know that your true crowning glory comes not from what's on your head but from what's in your heart."

Words to live by, O. Well put.

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