July 1, 2017

Uncombable hair syndrome.

It's a real medical condition — genetic and very rare.
It is usually characterized by silvery-blond or straw-colored hair that is disorderly; stands out from the scalp; and cannot be combed flat.... When the individual hair strands are viewed under a microscope, the hair is either triangular or kidney-shaped on cross section, and has a canal-like longitudinal groove along one or two faces....
Here are video and photos of a cute little girl who has the syndrome

19 comments:

Curious George said...

They should give her a red MAGA cap.

Dan C said...

Given some time and using the right product she'll be fine.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bill-maher-donald-trump-twitter-tantrum_us_59573dcce4b0da2c7323ba67

Virgil Hilts said...

There are millions of bald men in this country who would be happy to trade their "hair" for the hair of this little girl, and would even pay big money to do so. You can make any hair look great, but hard to make a bald scalp look great unless you are Yul Bryner or Michael Jordan (one of the 1 % of bald men who look better bald then they did with hair).

Ralph L said...

I was expecting Boris Johnson or Prince Harry.

My great aunt was from Smithfield. Dinky town that's becoming a Raleigh suburb.

Fernandinande said...

Reminded me of -
"schizophrenia patients showed a higher incidence of almost all studied MPAs, differences being statistically significant for 12 items: fine electric hair, abnormal hair whorls, ..."

but

"uncombable hair syndrome alone is not associated with physical, neurologic, or mental abnormalities."

tcrosse said...

It worked for Larry Fine.

Ann Althouse said...

If I had hair like that, I'd be out and proud, full troll doll about it.

I'd tell people I have uncombable hair syndrome and let them laugh, then reel them in with the truth that it's a genetic condition and oh, how they would grovel.

southcentralpa said...

And then there's mine. The "grain" of the hair runs in about six different directions, so combing is merely pointless as opposed to impossible. I catch doctors (and better barbers) trying to find the scars from where my scalp was sewn back together oddly after some kind of head injury, but no. I keep it short, it does its own thing, and I do mine *shrugs*

tcrosse said...

If I had hair like that, I'd be out and proud, full troll doll about it.

It's a White Person's Afro,

Michael K said...

The juvenile cataracts are more serious.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

It is the mad scientist look. Like Professor Brown from Back to the Future

David Blaska said...

Where is Jerry Lewis when we need him?

Todd Galle said...

I'm like southcentralpa (and probably a neighbor). My hair grows every-which way. this was troublesome in the late 70s with the central part fascination. It was easier in college in the mid 80s, because after Flock of Seagulls, who cared. Now, graying, I just go to the local barber school (8$ haircuts), take a number 2 blade on the side, a number 3 on the top and blend. it's dry by the time I get out of the shower.

Quaestor said...

So, is Boris Johnson one of the genetically afflicted, or is he just another tonsorial eccentric?

Quaestor said...

Phoebe Brasswell — I love that name. I predict this girl has a bright future ahead; perhaps she's the next Cindy Lauper. And she won't have to change her name.

Quaestor said...

I'd tell people I have uncombable hair syndrome and let them laugh, then reel them in with the truth that it's a genetic condition and oh, how they would grovel.

Having a bad hair life.

Paddy O said...

Genetic conditions: it's what makes us human.

EDH said...

Reminds me of the movie Joe Dirt.

"I mean, I don't mean to get all scientific or whatever.."

"DANG!"

stlcdr said...

Hate to go all negative Nancy, or maybe just hyper sensitive to HuffPo:

When I read / scan articles like this, I keep waiting for the 'money shot': someone should dooo something!