Our good pal Kylie Jenner’s no stranger to a hair switch-up. Remember that sprawling blonde braid she sported at the poolside (it was only at the beginning of March, but that might as well be six years ago, I’ve lost all concept of time and space due to literally never leaving my house)?
And let’s not forget the fact that she’s reportedly filed a trademark for her precious mane.
But lately she seems to be ditching the ever-changing hairstyles and iconic wigs. Literally, who can blame her, I haven’t washed my hair for what feels like centuries now.
A couple of weeks ago she took out all of her extensions and opted for a cropped bob, coloured a shade of golden brown. It was way lighter than we expected her natural hair to look.
And now, as quarantine life kicks in and the world (yes, even the Jenners) continue to be confined to individual homes (or individual multi-million dollar mansions), celebrities like Kylie are l-e-t-t-i-n-g loose.
Case in point: Kylie wore a scrunchie.
Is this the new normal? Or just an insight into chill Kylie? Or Is it Stormi’s scrunchie? Perhaps it’s a fashion statement? Or a nostalgic nod to pre-COVID-19 innocence – a time of unbridled non-locked-down freedom and joy?
Is it a reference to that episode of SATC when Carrie critiques Burger’s writing because his main character wears a scrunchie? Is it the sign of a new line of Kylie scrunchies? Krunchies (working title)?!
Anyway, no use overthinking it.
My theory? Glad you asked.
I think that Kylie’s super aware how much pressure we’re all putting on ourselves on lockdown. She is sending secret aesthetic signals to let us know it’s fine to be a little scruffy, it’s fine to skip that HIIT instagram live you had lined up, and it’s fine if you can’t be bothered to learn how to make sourdough and would rather just put on a hair mask instead.
So let’s just sit back, relax, and enjoy the fact that Our Royal Highness of Instagram has officially given us all permission to CTFO and put our goddamn hair in a scrunchie if we goddamn want to.
This post originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com/uk
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