Kylie Jenner’s not hiding behind her hair. The 18-year-old star revealed why she’s constantly changing up her look in a new post on her website and app.
Kylie explains that she first dyed her hair when she was 16, without permission from her mom, Kris Jenner. And since that moment, she was hooked.
“After that, I’ve just had this addiction to changing my hair. It makes me feel like a new person. I love feeling different and I love leaving the house knowing that nobody has ever seen me this way,” she wrote in her latest post, adding that she doesn’t really like to keep one style for too long. “It’s hard for me to go back to different styles I’ve worn before; I don’t always like my normal short, black hair. That look makes me feel like I’m going back in time. It’s like I’m going back to that moment a year ago and I just don’t want be in that space.”
She also revealed that as a result of her obsession with hair dye, her mane has become damaged, so she often turns to wigs and extensions to give her strands a break.
“I’ve had to find ways to really try and take care of it and give it a rest. I discovered this amazing wig guy, Tokyo, and together we create wigs. Wigs are just SO much easier because I change my mind so much and this way I’m not damaging my hair.”
Tokyo was the man behind her latest big color change—a long, straight, mint green look which she wore for the Sugar Factory restaurant opening in N.Y.C. during Fashion Week.
So what’s next? The hair chameleon didn’t specify, but it’s safe to say there will be some new color changes in the near future.
“Constantly changing up my style makes me feel creative and it helps me with my confidence,” she shared. “If any of you are going through something in your life and you want a change, experiment with your hair—it’s so much fun and you’ll feel totally liberated. It just makes me feel so good about myself. In the end, always own your own style and your own judgment and people will support you.”