A 6-year-old girl, who is afflicted with a genetic disorder which make her hair untamable and is so rare that only 100 people worldwide have it, is being compared to the scientific genius Albert Einstein.
Little Charleigh Sayor, who has a genetic disease called the uncombable hair syndrome, has only ever had a haircut once in her lifetime because her frizzy white-blonde locks grow very slow, reports the Daily Mail.
Michigan resident and the child's mother, Lisa Parsons, 44, says: ‘People always want to ask about her hair, or touch it. It looks rough and wiry, but it's not.
'They tell her she looks like Albert Einstein, who actually had uncombable hair syndrome too.
'Charleigh is so proud of it, though. She tells everyone she has magic hair that grows in the sun.'
Lisa's son, Daniel, 24, said that Charleigh was born virtually bald. She only showed any sign of hair growth when she turned 1.
Lisa also confessed to having been stopped in the streets by people asking whether she had crimped her daughter’s hair, since it had such a fuzzy appearance.
As Charleigh grew older, her hair proved to become unruly and unmanageable. The schoolgirl’s locks eventually grew out to become gravity defying and took the form that they are in today.
'Nobody had any clue where it'd come from,' said Lisa. 'I'd never heard of uncombable hair syndrome. I just told Charleigh her hair was special, beautiful and unique.'
In 2017, while on an unplanned trip to Ohio, Lisa and Charleigh spotted a girl with very similar hair, which appeared unruly and untamable.
Lisa then took a photo with the random girl, and posted it on Facebook.
'I joked that the girl was exactly what Charleigh would look like when she was older,' she continued.
'Loads of people began to comment underneath, posting links to articles about uncombable hair syndrome.
'As soon as I read about it, I knew that's what Charleigh had.'
In August 2017, Lisa and Charleigh visited a dermatologist, who offered some pills for the child to grow her hair out, but she said she didn't want them.
'She loves it, she calls it her crazy hair,' Lisa, a big smile spread on her face. 'Now it's just past her neck, it's long enough to put into short pigtails, but mostly, Charleigh likes to wear it down and show it off.'
Lisa also said that Charleigh does not have any specific hair care routine.
'It can tangle a lot where she rubs it against the pillow,' said Lisa. 'It used to be slightly shorter at the back, where it was brittle and broke off.
'Now, though, we use lots of conditioner to keep it healthy.'
Lisa has also contacted other families who have the same syndrome, now that she knows exactly what her daughter has.
She continued: 'It's remarkable -- all the kids I've seen with uncombable hair look exactly alike. They have the same white blonde color and sticky up texture.
'I do, occasionally, have people looking at me funny, as if to say, 'Does she even comb her daughter's hair?' But I do, then 10 minutes later it's tangled again.
'Thankfully, Charleigh has never been teased, but I always make sure I remind her of how special she is, and tell her to be proud of her beautiful hair.'