A 16-month-old Georgia kid has a unique and rare hair style — and it’s not by choice. Lock Samples has Uncombable Hair Syndrome. His mom, Katelyn Samples, says Lock’s locks turn heads. People ask about it and sometimes want to touch it.
… Lock was born with typical baby hair, just like his big brother Shepherd, who is 3 years old. But when he was about 6 months old Lock’s locks started to take off. When they try to wash it Lock’s hair, it’s hard to get it wet. When they dry it it won’t stay flat — it pops back up.
… Lock’s physician was stumped so the family ended up at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where they confirmed he has one of about 100 known cases of uncombable hair syndrome. Katelyn says every strand of Lock’s hair is “like a triangle shape and twisted. Every single individual strand is that way.” The Samples learned the syndrome doesn’t affect Lock’s health.
… His mom says his hair is so fragile she cannot use gel or styling products on it without risking breakage.
… Now Lock Samples has his own Instagram account, @uncombable_locks.