Are Baby Hairs Making A Comeback?

FKA TwigsThe small and sometimes not so small wispy hairs on the perimeter of the hairline that are often very fine and typically found on a small toddler, thus the name “Baby Hair”, have made a comeback.

They can be natural or manufactured but however they come about, the result isn’t accomplished without tedious and masterful skill.  It’s all in the “flicka da wrist”,  as Chedda Da would say. Although I’m sure mastering the fine art of baby hair wasn’t the inspiration for his 2015 chart-topping hit.

While some hair trends should forever remain in the cloak of childhood like Ducktails or any hairstyle that involved the use of Pink Lotion or Black Pro Style Gel, the fanciful creation of baby hairs seem to have made a resurgence. As we know, most trends are cyclical and now is the time for the latest generation to give their take on it.

TLC’s Chilli, the posterchild for baby hair envy, spearheaded the movement back in the 90’s, with her iconic edges gloriously laid to the heavens! Honestly, I can’t think of anyone who predates Chilli’s look.

Whoever inspired her has inspired the masses, including one FKA Twig, a millennial who’s version of the slickity-slick swirls have produced a wave of widespread baby-hair love.

Even Kim Kardashian has confessed her regret of having her baby hair laser removed. ‘My forehead had all these little baby hairs, and I would always break out because of them,’ the 35-year-old wrote.

‘Every photographer would Photoshop them out anyway, and I thought I looked better without the baby hairs, but now I miss them [sic].’ Perhaps her nostalgia has resurfaced since seeing how lovely they are on her daughter, North.


So while we’re in the midst of this inspirational ocean of waviness, I say, let’s continue this baby-hair world domination, one glob at a time. How focused are you on baby hair revival? Comment below!

About Marchaan


Marchaan has been a creative writer for over seventeen years and writing professionally for thirteen. Her body of work focuses primarily on the topics of entertainment, love, relationships, self-exploration and coming of age while her passion and interests lie in natural hair, beauty, current events and pop culture. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University Northridge where she minored in Spanish and held concentrations in language and writing. Today, Marchaan resides in Los Angeles where she continues to work on her novel and write short stories and children’s books in her free time.

About Marchaan


Marchaan has been a creative writer for over seventeen years and writing professionally for thirteen. Her body of work focuses primarily on the topics of entertainment, love, relationships, self-exploration and coming of age while her passion and interests lie in natural hair, beauty, current events and pop culture. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University Northridge where she minored in Spanish and held concentrations in language and writing. Today, Marchaan resides in Los Angeles where she continues to work on her novel and write short stories and children’s books in her free time.

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Comments

  1. Akua Daps
    Akua Daps

    If you have baby hairs… Just make it look neat, stop trying to overdue it… It looks weird… NOW, if you have ADOLESCENT or ADULT hairs you better stop trying to baby hair them! I’m sick of long and full pieces of hair being made to look like some overgrown baby hairs ????

  2. Donna Howard
    Donna Howard

    Baby hair on a grown woman is not baby hair. That’s brushed edges designed with a comb.
    Definitely not baby hair.

  3. Atoysha Toy Wells-Bassene
    Atoysha Toy Wells-Bassene

    baby hairs are not your edges! They don’t even have the same texture as the rest of your hair. There are adults with “baby hair”, but most of us don’t have them.

  4. Nicole Beaver
    Nicole Beaver

    They are annoying and most are going over board with the baby hairs the only use for them is to covering the line of demarcation from the lace..

  5. Phyllis Leaks
    Phyllis Leaks

    Folks are trying to make 100 yr old hair into baby hair using motor oil, crisco and super glue…Let it go so that you will have a few strands as edges…

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