An 8-week-old baby in Ireland has bouffant so thick that he’s got the whole internet doing double takes. Junior Noon has earned the nickname of “Baby Bear” because of his incredible head of hair.
“When he was born it was quite thick but everyone said it would stop and that a lot of it would fall out,” his mother Chelsea Noon explained to The Mirror.
Normally that is exactly what happens. According to What to Expect, newborns usually shed their hair during the first six months, some even going from a full head of hair to a bare head.
However, Junior’s hair didn’t fall out, but instead, just continued to grow so much that it started to stick up. His hair got so thick that he has to have it blow-dried as it would take too long to air-dry.
Here’s a video of Baby Bear, the baby with thick hair, getting a blow-dry:
Now, his luxurious mane gets all the attention whenever he goes on trips to the supermarket. “Usually it takes me about 40 minutes to do my weekly shop in Asda and now it takes me two hours,” Chelsea added.
Junior’s proud mom went on to say that even medical professionals have been flummoxed by her son’s hair. “The doctors say they are amazed and have never seen a baby with so much hair in all the time they have been working,” she said. “Everyone’s shocked.”
A former hairdresser, Chelsea doesn’t plan on trimming her son’s hair just yet.
“I definitely don’t want to cut it, I want to see how long it actually does grow out. I don’t know where his hair has come from it’s like a big ball of candy floss.”
Though you probably won’t get results like Baby Bear’s hair, here are some ways to care for your baby’s hair from Parenting.com:
- Don’t wash your baby’s hair every day—no more than twice a week. Your baby’s scalp won’t be producing too much oil during the first 6 months, so there’s no need to shampoo frequently.
- As much as possible, use hypoallergenic, fragrance-free products to avoid irritation.
- If your baby has lots of hair or tight curls, use conditioner or a spray detangler to help get rid of tangles.
- Be careful around clips and hair accessories that could slip off and turn into potential choking hazards.
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