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Big bad baby hairs

Andrea asks: I have a question regarding short “baby-like” hairs that grow around my hairline. I’ve had them ever since I was little and I’m wondering why they never grow out. They’re not due to damage. They’re not long enough to be “fly-aways”, but they’re obvious enough that I’m too embarrassed to pull my hair back in a ponytail. Is there anything I can do, or any product I should use, to help these baby hairs grow out?

The Right Brain Replies:

We recommend washing your hair with baby shampoo, wearing Baby Phat perfume, dressing in clothes from Bebe, and listening to music by the 70s glam-rock band, The Babys. Joking!

Why are some hairs different than others?

Seriously though, there’s really nothing you can do to make your “baby hairs” grow out. Their size and shape are determined by the genetics of your hair follicle. Some types of hairs are “programmed” to only grow so thick and so long. You can read more about it in our post on “Why Armpit Hairs Don’t Grow Down To Your Knees.”

I’m sorry that we can’t recommend a product to help you battle baby hairs, but if they really bother you you might consider have electrolysis or laser hair removal.

Does any one else have trouble with baby hairs? Leave a comment and share your misery!

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  • Janet March 24, 2014, 8:05 pm

    I have mad baby hairs too, and hair spray does not hold them back. I’ve resorted to using clear mascara to tame flyaways — it works terrifically and barely shows. The only caveat is to not use too much or the product will weigh the baby hairs down and cause them to separate from the rest of your hairdo.

  • Britt September 20, 2014, 1:27 am

    I have some hairs like that around my hairline, but not too too bad. If I wear my hair back Ill coat down with Got 2 B Glued Spiking gel or spray. Also it holds down would-be flyaways. Only, don’t remove pony tail until your ready wash hair because it will be stuck like that.
    Actually, the clear mascara idea above sounds like it might be easier and less messy, if not as strong. The stuff is super sticky on your fingers.

  • samantha January 29, 2015, 6:27 pm

    I have always had baby hairs that frame my face. Is I were to remove them it would look like I was losing my hair. Everyone always said that I had frizzy hair because they are not tame able and have always looked unhealthy. I get by with leave in conditioner or anything like a serum. At least that way they are weighed down and not sticking straight up. It’s a bummer to know nothing can be done

  • Janeil February 22, 2015, 9:34 pm

    I can’t be the only person who loves baby hairs. Seriously. I have them alll around my hairline, and I honestly didn’t know I had them until I stopped perming my hair about a year ago. I used to admire the way other people’s baby hairs framed their faces so delicately. A lot of people manipulate their baby hairs’ natural movement, and for me it’s SO attractive. Heck, so many of my friends are jealous of MY baby hair now.

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