Sunday, April 2, 2017

Uncombable Hair Syndrome

You think you’re having a bad hair day? Consider the plight of this little girl…

Lyla-Grace Barlow’s frizzy hair is the result of an extremely rare medical condition called Uncombable Hair Syndrome. There are only an estimated 100 cases known today. Previous sufferers include Albert Einstein.

The condition is caused by a gene mutation which means that Lyla’s hair follicles are heart-shaped rather than round.

The result is an unruly nest of knots and tangles that is painful to comb.

More about Lyla-Grace’s story here. Medical explanation here.

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