At the age of ten, Australian Sheila Calvert-Yin is already a recognized Instagram star. And all because of an extremely rare genetic mutation that modifies the structure of the hair. They become dry in appearance, straight and absolutely not amenable to combing and styling.
We are in Lemurov.net we learned that according to observations, the syndrome of uncombed hair can manifest itself in infancy, and by puberty completely or partially disappear. In total, about a hundred cases of such an anomaly have been recorded, although according to researchers, the mutation is more widespread to one degree or another, just not everyone understands it. Interestingly, the violation of the structure happens only in very fair-haired people.
In the girl’s personal account, parents share with followers her photos and their observations and life hacks on how to cope with the «lion’s mane» of Sheila.
They didn’t find out about the changes right away. The baby was born with dark hair, but after a few weeks, strange, as if colorless, hard needles began to break through. They couldn’t be combed in any way, and they just stuck out in all directions. Over time, they completely replaced the dark fluff of the child, making her look like a blooming dandelion. It is noteworthy that the arrow hair grew in the girl only up to two years old, since then their length has not changed. It is believed that the change in the structure of the hair is caused genetically, but according to the parents, none of their ancestors had such an anomaly.
The girl has been aware of her «special» hairstyle since the age of four, when other kids began to pay attention to her hair. Thanks to the love and the correct presentation of her personality by her parents, Sheila never felt inferior. On the contrary, she believes that she is as unique as a fabulous unicorn.
The only thing that annoys the family is the excessive spontaneity of some people. Sometimes, Sheila is approached right on the street and begins to show interest or comment on her hairstyle, some even tend to touch her head.
But parents, who have been taught by experience, have been reacting calmly and kindly for a long time. They explain to the curious about the anomaly so that as many people as possible understand what it is.
Every morning, for several years now, Sheila’s parents have been working together to put her hair in order. It takes about twenty minutes for the procedure. The girl’s hair is treated with emollients and disassembled with the help of a rare comb, and her father puts her lush mane with a hairdryer.
The parents created a personal account more for their daughter’s peace of mind. Thanks to unhindered communication, she knows that she is not the only one who tolerates daily styling and the shameless curiosity of others.