Five-year old Lyla-Grace Barlow has a condition called Uncombable Hair Syndrome. Yes, you read that correctly. Her hair is uncombable. According to Wikipedia the condition is caused by a mutated gene which creates abnormal heart-shaped hair follicles instead of round ones.
Lyla’s parents, Alex and Mark Barlow, have tried countless hair products and spent hours trying to drag a comb through her hair.
Lyla’s Mother told The Sun
“When Lyla was little it used to stand up like Sonic the Hedgehog, like a little white afro.”
“It’s so hard to get a hairbrush through it and she cries when I try.”
“I have to be really really careful and it definitely takes a lot more love than other kids but we would never change it.”
It is said that Albert Einstein also had the condition. and that’s why his hair always looks so unruly.
Layla’s mother even went to a hairdresser and the hairdresser asked Lyla’s mother if she bleached the child’s hair because she’s never seen hair like hers and she doesn’t know what to do with it.
The condition is said to affect just 100 people worldwide. Well, it seems as though being “tender headed” is officially medically a thing. Folks on social media, however, aren’t quite buying it. See below:
What say you? Real or Nah?
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