Despite efforts, it can’t be combed down, and in some cases trying to do so causes the hair to break or become fragile, according to the National Institutes of Health. Usually it’s dry silvery-blond or straw-colored.
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“It’s not ordinary and it’s not boring like everyone else’s. Everyone knows me and remembers me -- especially at school ... I think my friends wish they had hair like mine,” the Melbourne girl told The Daily Mail.
Her mother, Celeste, is hoping Shilah will continue to find strength in her unique locks. She told the The Daily Mail that Shilah has tried modeling. She’s also created an Instagram account for her daughter, which has more than 1,000 followers.
For now, they’re embracing that which can not be tamed.