I was one of only three black students in most of my classes, all three of us girls. I wore my hair relaxed, one of the other girls sported her natural hair, and the other had a Jheri Curl. We were like a cross-section of hairstyles for young Black girls (LOL).
It’s not until after your first wash that your strands and scalp recover a bit and you can have a little fun with your hair. But inevitably, new hair will grow in, and the truth of your texture will re-appear at the roots.