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We saw all the stars come out to say goodbye to talk show host and living legend Oprah Winfrey during the final week of The Oprah Show. After 25 years of life-changing television, Oprah left us with her legacy with The Best of Oprah farewell shows, and Ouidad is delighted to celebrate Oprah too, being the big curly hair fans that we are! We wanted to highlight some of Oprah’s best curly hair moments over the past 25 years. Let’s take a look…
From the beginning Oprah has loved her curls and donned many a twisty looks through all the years of her groundbreaking show. The cascade of Oprah’s styles, from a fancy curly updo with a little color, to when she preferred to relax her curls and make big waves.
It might come as a surprise that Oprah’s naturally curly hair is often straightened before a final curly look is set. Kinky hair like Oprah’s, and many other African-American’s, is the tightest curl pattern on the curly hair spectrum. But because kinky hair is incredibly versatile, a looser curl pattern can be achieved by straightening the hair before curling it to the desired look. So ladies like Oprah can flaunt lots of curls – for that professional look in the daytime and a more glamorous style for a night of excitement. Just ask Andre Walker, Oprah’s hairstylist of 24 years!
There’s no doubt Oprah’s history-making show will be missed. After all, it’s where we saw some of the most memorable surprises and those “favorite thing” moments. But perhaps most importantly, we’re thankful that Oprah has left a lot of curly hair memories for us to remember too!