Oprah's proud ponytail

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While the blockbuster 20th season of The Oprah Show started with a bang, there was a problem no one could ignore anymore—Oprah had flat hair.

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."
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Published on June 02, 2006

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