This 21-month-old girl's hair may be messy, but it’s not for a lack of brushing it.
Phoebe Brasswell, of Smithfield, N.C., has a genetic condition called uncombable hair syndrome that makes her locks impossible to manage.
Her hair is fine, coarse, bright white, tangled and constantly standing up, thanks to her hair follicles being kidney-shaped instead of round.
“You never think that your child is going to have a rare disorder, but I absolutely love Phoebe’s hair,” Phoebe’s mom, Jamie Brasswell, 27, told SWNS. “It’s just Phoebe.”
According to the American Journal of Human Genetics, about one in 100 people worldwide have the condition that affects the hair’s protein, which gives it shape.
Brasswell said no matter how often she tries to tame it, the hair comes right back up.
“Throughout the day I try and spray stuff in it to keep it down, but within 30 minutes it’s spiky again,” Brasswell said.
Instead, Phoebe wears a headband to keep her hair under control.
Although Phoebe is expected to grow out of it around puberty, it’s clear her hairstyle doesn’t bother her one bit.
She said her favorite movie is Trolls, where each of the characters also has big hair that stands up on top of their head.
Phoebe is even nicknamed “Poppy,” after a character with pink hair in the film.