Shilah Madison Calvert-Yin Biography
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A 10-year-old girl who was born with a rare genetic condition that makes her hair impossible to brush has hugged her shaggy locks.
Shilah Madison Calvert-Yin, from Melbourne, Australia, has had fluffy hair since she was born, but bullies made fun of her and said she looked as if she had ‘stuck her finger in an outlet’.
Shilah’s condition is known as unruly hair syndrome, which means that the shafts of her hair are heart-shaped and lacking in protein, straightening it.
Shilah hopes that by sharing her story, other people will realize that there is nothing wrong with being different.
Along with her mother Celeste, 39, Shilah hopes that by sharing her story, other people will realize that there is nothing wrong with being different.
The Instagram account that Shilah and her mother opened now has more than 15,000 followers and the 10-year-old said: ‘They bother me a lot and call me’ dumb ‘at school, it’s not nice.
‘I personally like it now, but at the same time I hate it, especially when it’s windy! Let’s say I can’t see!
Celeste, who works as a teacher
Celeste, who works as a teacher, said that many people now reach out to her and Shilah on social media to explain that they had no idea that unruly hair syndrome existed and thanked them for raising awareness about it.
The mother knew her daughter was different when she was only three months old.
In 2014, Shilah participated in a Jurassic Park-themed digging activity for kids at her local mall, donning a lab coat (pictured) that led to her being compared to Back To The Future’s Doc Brown. +7.
In 2014, Shilah participated in a Jurassic Park-themed digging activity for kids at her local mall, donning a lab coat (pictured) that led to her being compared to Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
Shilah’s mother, Celeste, has created an Instagram page for her daughter that is now followed by more than 15,000 +7 people
Shilah’s mother, Celeste, has created an Instagram page for her daughter that is now followed by more than 15,000 people.
What is uncombable hair syndrome?
Uncombat hair syndrome is a condition characterized by dry, frizzy hair that cannot be combed.
This condition develops in infancy, often between infancy and 3 years, but can appear up to 12 years.
Affected children have light-colored hair, described as blonde or silver with a shimmering sheen.
Hair does not grow downward but outward from the scalp in multiple directions.
Despite its appearance, hair is not brittle or brittle and grows at a normal or slightly slower rate.
Only the hair on the scalp is affected in unruly hair syndrome.
For unknown reasons, this condition generally improves over time.
In adolescence, people with uncombable hair syndrome have straight hair of normal or near normal texture.
Shilah’s condition means that her hair grows heart-shaped because it lacks the proteins needed to straighten it
“I was shocked, tearful and excited at the same time, there was finally an answer to all those years of questions!” Celeste said.
What were the chances, of all the Melbourne doctors, that we would meet this one? He told us that he had never heard of anyone in Australia with him and that he never expected to meet a girl like Shilah, she is one in a million!
The condition means that Shilah’s hair grows ‘heart-shaped’ and lacks a protein that causes it to grow outward and look more frizzy.
It develops in childhood, and affected children have light-colored hair with a silver sheen and cause enamel weakening, porous bones, and brittle nails.
Celeste said: “You panic when you hear doctors talking about cell mutations, but luckily Shilah has only broken one bone in his life and now we are careful with his bones and teeth.”