Hold My Afro-Pick: White Kids Diagnosed With ‘Uncombable Hair Syndrome’

Children with uncombable hair syndrome and their mothers.
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There’s a disorder called “Uncombable Hair Syndrome,” and get this: It predominantly affects White people.


The Genetic and Rare Disease information center defines Pili trianguli et canaliculi otherwise known as Uncombable Hair Syndrome as: “A rare disorder of the hair shaft of the scalp. It is usually characterized by silvery-blond or straw-colored hair that is disorderly; stands out from the scalp; and cannot be combed flat.”

The innocuous condition affects only scalp hair but does cause hair to grow slowly.

During a September episode of Inside Edition, three White mothers discussed the experience of having children with “uncombable” hair.

“There’s nothing you can do to tame it whatsoever,” said Kira White, whose daughter has the condition. “If you take them anywhere, you probably have five or six people running their fingers through your child’s hair everywhere you go,” as the other moms fervently nodded in agreement.

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“Total strangers just ruffle it,” another mother, Jaili Lamb, added.

Albert Einstein reportedly had the condition, of which there have been only 100 recorded cases in the U.S., as well.


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