Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by PretteePlease, Aug 31, 2019.
When she mentioned oil.....................girl just get a black stylist
When I was a small child, I had a friend who had hair just like this! It looked like this every damn day. EVERY DAY! Her mother always put a bow in her hair too. I remember visiting her one day to play with dolls, and she took her brush to brush her hair, and she had a grimace on her face and quickly put the brush down. Of course, being a black child, my hair was always freshly braided. LOL!
After I watched this, this may be what she had. I miss her - if you're out there Dorothy Spano. Hey there! Hello! I hope you are well!
I don't even know what to say, but I do have a question. The mom says that the hair is kind of like "afro hair", but "slightly more manageable." If its slightly more manageable then why does it look like that?
I’m not understanding what is going on here. Detangler and a wide toothed comb won’t help?
White people don't know how to deal with any kind of hair that you can't just easily run your hand through it seems like. I'm not surprised by her using oil. Oils usually result in their hair looking stringy and limp. I can see her finding that more desirable than the frizzy hair she has now. Why not wash it, detangle and brush back into a ponytail while wet and braid the ponytail.
Separately, she says the hair is like afro hair but a bit more manageable. But ultimately she says her daughter's hair is "uncombable". Black hair is not uncombable. (and frankly, neither is her daughter's but whatever) Most of us know exactly what to do with our hair to keep it tangle-free and neat.
Uncombable hair syndrome? That's a real thing? Is it something unusual about the cuticles or something? I'd be curious to try to comb it
I google scholared it:
Heck, Google the pictures. This one is my favorite:
White people have no sense at all.
But I found this while Googling the dumb “syndrome” .
Black hair is not uncombable, but there are things we have to do to prepare our hair to be combed. Most of us can’t just grab a comb and rake it through our dry kinky hair all willy-nilly. And that’s what she wants to do.
I’m just wondering who TF is she to determine if her daughters hair is more or less manageable than Afro hair? This lady can have a seat, with her fake struggle.
And this was my point. In her mind her daughter's hair is "slightly more manageable" and yet the child's hair is looking how its looking. I hate to minimize the mother's issues because if you don't know, you don't know, but has she tried a deep conditioner, steam treatment, detangling spray, wide tooth comb.....the list goes on. The hair isn't uncombable it just takes more effort than what she is accustomed to.
I agree. And I’m fully prepared to minimize her issues, because she clearly thinks the kinkier the texture, the more unmanageable it is by default. When truly, manageability is about your ability to manage. Clearly she can’t, but she doesn’t have the right to speak for black people.
Also, mom thought buying Afro/Caribbean marketed products was going to do the trick. Unless an African woman is going to pop out the jar, that’s not going to do anything. It’s 99% skill and technique, and 10% products. She’s too hell bent on seeing the child’s hair as bad, unmanageable, uncombable to really put the love in to properly care for it, the way black people have had to in order to make our hair manageable.
edit: so supposedly this is a real thing hmm okay
tbh it looks like she needs a deep conditioner.
I remember years ago a white mom had her little (mixed Polynesian) girl on a show and was like her hair is uncombable. And the clear answer was to take her to a black salon b/c she didn't know how to handle it. I'm pretty sure the show provided her with a japanese straightening treatment.
Uncombable hair syndrome = I let it get matted and dry when I neglected it for days and days
Add in a deep conditioner too. I don't see anything so crazy that it merits a diagnosis. Her mom needs better skills. She's using her kid for attention.
I remember the first time hearing about this via a study years ago kicked off the MSM movement. Does anybody remember when folks were taking 2000 mg per day?
honestly they prob "grow out of it" because they take their haircare in their own hands and do a better job than their white mamaz.
Just no. I see no problem whatsoever. At all. First off, genetically speaking, this whole “uncombable” hair syndrome is crap.
Instead of trying to put a diagnoses on anything that deviates from typical phenotypic traits of either parents within the child, perhaps just look at the unique structure.
From the looks of it, her child inherited a trait that’s showcasing itself in a hair texture that isn’t completely pin straight. That’s literally it. That’s not to say, there couldn’t be underlying health issues for other kids with this particular hair type, but on a side note as far as health issues are concerned, factors like diet, activity level, and mental health are far for likely to play a role in health issues, than letting the texture of a child’s hair be the indicator.
Her child’s hair looks like it tried to curl somewhere closer to the roots, and then straightened out around halfway all the way down. I can only imagine how beautiful that little girls hair would be, if the mother looked at it as a unique challenge to use the proper hair care techniques to let it flourish, rather than looking at it as a problem.
The child’s hair looks soft to the touch, rather fine and lightweight, and voluminous. There’s so many low tension styles the mom could be doing. Braids, buns, loose ponytails, tucks, side bangs, plaits, etc. the list is endless. Just because you can’t comb a certain head of hair with the perceived “ease” that society would have someone to believe is the norm does not mean Anything whatsoever. The mom clearly thinks there’s an issue because she can’t comb or brush her child’s hair like she does her own. That right there is the whole issue.
The child’s either gonna continue to grow up thinking her hair is some “diagnoses”, or she will come to terms with herself and her own health, and assess both, and then go about realizing her hair is simply different. Either she will go out of her way to make it fit the typical mold of having straight hair, or embrace it and let it flourish at whatever state it has evolved to as she ages.
I don't consider it real. It affects 100 people. It is nothing but a hair texture this mother isn't used to. I don't know about the other 99 people.
She just needs to put some effort in the child's hair, and trim her ends.
well it seems for most of the people it is actually some type gene mutation.
"Uncombable hair syndrome is a condition that is characterized by dry, frizzy hair that cannot be combed flat. This condition develops in childhood, often between infancy and age 3, but can appear as late as age 12. Affected children have light-colored hair, described as blond or silvery with a glistening sheen. The hair does not grow downward but out from the scalp in multiple directions. Despite its appearance, the hair is not fragile or brittle, and it grows at a normal or slightly slower rate. Only scalp hair is affected in uncombable hair syndrome.
Uncombable hair syndrome is caused by mutations in the PADI3, TGM3, or TCHH gene. These genes provide instructions for making proteins that help give structure to the hair strand (shaft).... PADI3, TGM3, or TCHH gene mutations likely lead to the production of proteins with little or no activity. As a result, the shape of the hair shaft is altered. Instead of having a cylindrical shape, it has a triangular, heart-like, or flat cross-section. Sometimes all of these irregular shapes can occur along the length of a single strand of hair. Because of the angular shape of the hair shaft, the hair will not lie flat."
Though ia with you overall. Like she could try some different styles that you've listed. I feel like a high pontyail with multiple braids/french braids feeding into it would work perfectly for her. A headband would work wonders too
But i guess that doesn't get you on tv. I wish that girl good luck
Someone's parent kinda gets it
Hmm tbh i bet it's not just these blonde wild looking kids with weird hair shafts. But others have probably figured out how to manage it.
I'm willing to buy that it's a real thing. If every other part of the human body can have mutations / deformations, why not the follicles producing the hair? I don't like the name "uncombable", though. I bet it can be combed, though it might be difficult and it might not even be the right thing to do. I also don't want the comparison to our hair. It doesn't seem like a legitimate comparison, because the hair described by that syndrome is not like our hair. The description of it is weird, too. Like the inability to comb it flat is in itself a problem.
Braids against the scalp, and then braids down to the tip, could give a neat presentation, if they care about that. Though if the hair is of the straight/slippery sort, it's a lot of trouble to do braids that don't last anyway because the hair just slides out of them. Does this condition only affect white people?
Looks dry as hay, interesting how it's an actual thing.
Oh yeah definitely on a genetic level there seems to be some deviations. I can’t really comment for every young person who has this type of situation, and I certainly can’t comment on how this effects certain health related issues. But I definitely agree that where there’s a will there’s a way. There just seems to be no will apparently