New parents were given the surprise of their lives when their little girl was born with a full head of hair.
Jennifer, 32 and Kurtis Masters, 27, from Farnworth in Lancashire welcomed Pixie Rose Masters on July 4, weighing 9 pounds 11 ounces – and complete with a thick mane of auburn locks.
It wasn’t just her parents that were shocked to see so much hair; according to Jennifer, all the nurses on the ward crowded round to get a look and strangers stop her in the street to compliment her luscious locks.
Kurtis Masters, 27 and Jennifer Masters, 32 with their 12-week-old baby Pixie Rose Masters, who was born with a full head of hair
Pixie’s mum, Jennifer Masters, 32 says she can’t take her anywhere without strangers complimenting her long locks
The mother-of-three, said: ‘I definitely feel proud. My other two kids, Ryan and Kelsey, were both born with loads of hair but I think Pixie has outdone them both.’
Jennifer says she and her removal driver husband Kurtis, 27, don’t have any special washing or combing routine for Pixie’s hair.
Like mother like daughter, Jennifer admits to having had a lot of hair herself as a baby and thinks Pixie could have the most impressive locks of any tot in the borough.
She said: ‘I’m scared of it falling out. I don’t like combing it or putting any clips in it.
‘She doesn’t need anything anyway – it sticks up on its own.’
Pixie was born with a rare condition called microtia – which only affects one in about 7,000 babies.
Pixie was born with a rare condition called microtia and means that she has no hearing in one of her ears
Jennifer said that she won’t use Pixie’s hair to cover her ‘peanut shaped ear’
It means she has a ‘peanut-shaped’ right ear, which she has no hearing in. But that won’t stop her from styling the tot’s hair.
She said: ‘A lot of people say because she has got a lot of hair I can cover it up but that’s not my intention – I’ll be putting her hair up all the time.
‘She has been born with this special condition and I wouldn’t change her for the world – that’s just how she is.’
Pixie Rose Masters was born in July 2017 with a full head of thick auburn hair
Despite only being born in July, Jennifer says that Pixie is already aware that her hair makes her the centre of attention
According to the proud parents, they can’t go anywhere without being complimented on Pixie’s hair
The nurses all crowded round the little on when she was born and people are amazed when they see her in the street
Everywhere the family go, people will stop and say they have never seen a baby with so much hair
Proud mum Jennifer cuddles her little one, who she says she wouldn’t change for the world
Jennifer said that she has never seen a baby with the amount of hair that Pixie has.
She said: ‘Whenever there’s an article about a baby with loads of hair my friends tag me in it.’
Despite only being born in July, Jennifer says that Pixie is already aware that her hair makes her the centre of attention.
She said: ‘She definitely realises. Everyone runs their fingers through it and I sit there playing with it all the time.
‘Everywhere we go people say ‘I’ve never seen a baby with that much hair.’
‘It’s not just on top – it’s at the back as well and you can tell it’s going to be really thick.’