While attending Princeton University as a student-athlete, Kane experimented with various methods to straighten her hair, such as chemical relaxers.

“I joined a rugby team and my hair was just falling out because I wasn’t taking care of it,” she said.

In 2014, she decided to get a big chop and cut all of her hair off. She posted a video of the event to YouTube as part of her ongoing effort to document and share her natural hair journey. Since she began recording and posting videos about her natural hair journey, NaturallyPhilo has gained around 200,000 followers.