After that, Oprah swore off the "flat head" forever and started sporting a new 'do. "People say to me, 'Why are you wearing a ponytail now? You're 50 years old.' Well, it's taken me 50 years to grow it, so I'm going to wear it as long as I can, okay?"
"It is a colored girl's dream to have a ponytail," Oprah says. "When you're a Negro child ... and you see your little blonde friends and they've got their little ponytails and you've got 17 braids going in 17 different directions, you just long for a ponytail."