Little girl’s hair is impossible to brush thanks to bizarre rare condition… and her mum is at her wit’s end – The Sun

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FRIZZ THIS A JOKE?

Two-year-old Jaili Lamb suffers from seriously frizzy locks thanks to Uncombable Hair Syndrome

A MUM spent years trying to tame her daughter’s uncontrollable frizz – before realising it was all down to her genes.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Jaili Lamb suffers from seriously frizzy hair thanks to a bizarre condition called Uncombable Hair Syndrome.

 Little Jaili's wild hair baffled her parents, before they heard about twins with a rare genetic condition which causes hair to grow out of control
Little Jaili’s wild hair baffled her parents, before they heard about twins with a rare genetic condition which causes hair to grow out of control

The rare syndrome means Jaili’s blonde hair is practically impossible to drag a brush through, but that didn’t stop her mum from trying.

In fact, Jaili’s mum, Sara Lamb, 29, ended up spending £200 on unsuccessful attempts to tame her daughter’s wild frizz.

Mum-of-two Sarah tried around 20 different products on her daughter’s hair, but it wasn’t until she heard about a set of twins with Uncombable Hair Syndrome that she learned the truth.

The trainee nurse got in touch with specialist researchers, who said Jaili may also have the condition, which was rumoured to be behind German genius Albert Einstein’s crazy ‘do.

The syndrome, which affects only a few hundred kids worldwide, causes hair follicles to grow in an odd shape, rather than being round.

In turn, this causes hair to become usually dry, unruly and often bright white in colour.

 The two-year-old's hair is almost always stood on end - and practically impossible to drag a brush through
The two-year-old’s hair is almost always stood on end – and practically impossible to drag a brush through

Sara, from Arkansas, USA, said: “When Jaili was little she had typical baby hair but then that fell out and this wiry, coarse hair started coming in.

“We just thought it was unruly and that it was going to be really curly, but it has this strange texture. I’ve never seen anyone else with hair anything like it.”

Curly-haired Sara and her construction manager husband, Jarrod, had to have their own hair DNA tested so docs could work out whether their daughter’s hair was so wild because of the condition.

And specialists are now certain that Uncombable Hair Syndrome is behind little Jaili’s crazy frizz.

 Jaili has Uncombable Hair Syndrome, which only affects a few hundred kids worldwide
Jaili has Uncombable Hair Syndrome, which only affects a few hundred kids worldwide

But before they learned the bizarre truth, the parents – and everyone they met – were baffled by Jaili’s wild mane.

Sara said: “When I brushed it is just made it worse. It’s like brushing curly hair – it makes it frizzy and it all just stands up on end.

“We can’t go anywhere without at least three or four people stopping us to say something. Usually it is positive but we have had some rude remarks.

“We have a friend who said she looks like a dandelion and I think she does.

“It’s also so bright white that when it catches the sun her whole head is iridescent. It’s almost like a little rainbow”.

 Jaili's hair was so wild that doctors tested her and her parents' DNA to work out whether the rare condition was behind it
Jaili’s hair was so wild that doctors tested her and her parents’ DNA to work out whether the rare condition was behind it

Since there’s no treatment for Uncombable Hair Syndrome, Sara has accepted that there’s nothing she can do to tame her daughter’s locks.

In fact, she’s realised that it’s part of what makes her so unique.

She said: “It’s very strange but I love it. Our other little girl has hair that is straight as a board. They are polar opposites.

“Jaili is such a beautiful, happy little girl with this crazy hair. I really think she will embrace it.

“She has a quirky personality and her hair is an extension of that.”