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Baby Boy Born At 36 Weeks Stuns With Full Head Of Hair

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Baby Boy Born At 36 Weeks Stuns With Full Head Of Hair

A baby boy was born with a full head of thick hair at 36 weeks, much to the surprise of his parents and midwives.

Little Reign Butler, from Rochdale, was born with a thick mop of hair, with mum Vicky, 33, explaining she was "gobsmacked" when she first saw her baby.

Little Reign was born with a full head of hair (Credit: Caters News)
Little Reign was born with a full head of hair (Credit: Caters News)

Reign, now 15 months, even has a daily blow dry to keep his long hair looking pristine.

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Mum Vicky said: "It's always the first thing people notice and the first thing they comment on. When he was born, the hospital staff were shocked to see he had a full head of fluffy hair.

"Reign arrived a month before his due date in October 2019 and we were absolutely gobsmacked that he had so much hair. It was such a contrast to our older son Roman, now six.

Reign has a blow dry every day to keep his locks in pristine condition (Credit: Caters News)
Reign has a blow dry every day to keep his locks in pristine condition (Credit: Caters News)

"Roman was born at 29 weeks so he was very premature and completely bald, such a difference to his little brother.

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"The old wives tale about heartburn and lots of hair was certainly true for us. I suffered with it badly throughout my entire pregnancy with Reign."

After being stopped in the street by strangers, Reign's parents signed him up to a modelling agency when he was six months old.

"I wasn't sure if having so much hair would put casting directors off him because he certainly doesn't look like a typical baby. He never had that new-born look, just tons of beautiful thick, dark hair," Vicky continued.

The family were so shocked that Reign had so much hair (Credit: Caters News)
The family were so shocked that Reign had so much hair (Credit: Caters News)
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"But he has got off to an amazing start and has been really successful when applying for jobs."

Reigns naturally straight, very thick hair, soon caught the attention of those in the industry and he is now represented by a number of agencies.

"I am very proud of both my boys and I am really pleased that Reign is doing so well with being selected for jobs in such a competitive industry," Vicky added.

Reign has even been signed up to some modelling agencies (Credit: Caters News)
Reign has even been signed up to some modelling agencies (Credit: Caters News)
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Reign's hair takes plenty of maintenance, and the tot has already had two trips to the salon so far - but lockdown has forced his mum and dad, Simon, to try their best with the scissors.

Vicky said their son's 'big mop of beautiful dark hair' and big eyes have caused a few people to assume he is a girl.

"I have had people call him she, I don't take offence, we dress him in a variety of traditional 'boy' clothes and mixed, neutral outfits, it's just because his hair is so thick and long and I have started to tie it up to keep it out his eyes.

"He has had professional haircuts, but since lockdown I have had to try and tidy it up myself because it grows that fast and gets in his eyes. I have cut it a little wonky in the past, so I am going to wait until the salons reopen."

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He's had two hair cuts already (Credit: Caters News)
He's had two hair cuts already (Credit: Caters News)

Vicky explained Reign uses Johnson's shampoo and My Little Coco curling custard to keep his locks in the best condition.

"Reign loves the hairdryer and it helps lift his hair out of his eyes. It's really cute to watch him brush his own hair too." To see more, you can find the family over on Instagram at @roman_reign_butler.

We may need to start taking styling tips from little Reign!

Featured Image Credit: Caters News

Topics: Life News, Babies, Hair, Parenting

Lucy Devine
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