Oprah's 'Wild Thang' Hair

September issues of women's magazines are usually big and gutsy, and next month's O, the Oprah Magazine is no disappointment: the cover features Oprah in the biggest, baddest, afro since Miss Diana Ross rocked the look back in 1968. "Wow," was all I could say, jaw slightly slack, when the image popped up in my in box Monday morning. Other Shine staffers wondered if the cover was real or a retouched prank. A quick check on Twitter, where the media mogul tweeted, "Love this cover so much, I'm making it my new avatar," confirmed its realness (in more than one sense of the word), and we all agreed it was perhaps her most fabulous hair looks ever--and she's had many. "For almost 30 years, I've had the luxury of a hairdresser, Andre Walker, who loves all kinds of hair textures and adores everything," Oprahwrote in her monthly "What I Know for Sure" column. "Hence this month's cover; we call the wig I'm wearing Wild Thang!" According to People, the hairpiece weighed 3.5 pounds and O compared it to the "size of a small chihuahua." Oprah said it was like having a second head. Learning the look was temporary was disappointing, but as Winfrey wrote, " 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."