As superfans of the Kardashians may have noticed, Khloé Kardashian’s locks have been looking a little *different* as of late. Where the 33-year-old once sported long locks that were sleek and straight, she’s been rocking a whole lot of body, letting her curls steal the show on New Year’s Eve and beyond.

As it turns out, there’s actually a reason for the sudden change, and it’s not because the reality star was missing volume. According to Koko, she’s actually embracing a more natural texture out of necessity.

As she explained with a series of photos on Snapchat, her pregnancy is to blame for her hair switcheroo. “I have been Brazilian Blowdrying my hair for years,” she shared, adding, “You always want but you don’t have…. But now that I’m pregnant, I can’t do that, so my curl is slowly coming back. It’s frizzy right now, but it’s coming back.”

Still, all’s well that ends well: As she admitted to her fans, the style is starting to grow on her — with the right product, of course.

The mama-to-be made a plea to friend and hairstylist Jen Atkin to send her some more of her Ouai Wave Spray ($26) “because I’m cheap and don’t want to buy this.”

We, on the other hand, just might have to shell out for it — if Kardashian’s gorgeous locks are any indicator, it’s definitely worth it!

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(Photos via Donato Sardella, Dia Dipasupil + Randy Holmes/Getty + @khloekardashian)