If you have a thick head of hair, sometimes you just don't know what to do with it all. You know who also has this problem? Eight-month-old Bella Cole.
At first glance, little Bella is often mistaken for a doll - not because she's an unusually still baby, but because she's got a head of hair that looks too good to be true. Dark, thick and wavy, Bella's mane is down to her shoulders. Her signature style? Two pigtails.
The little girl was a showstopper from the moment of her birth. "I had a caesarean when Bella was born, and the first thing the surgeon said was, 'She's got a lot of hair!'" her mother, Phillipa Rabbitts, told Mirror. "All the midwives came to have a look at her afterwards, they'd never seen such a hairy newborn before - she was quite an attraction!"
Bella's incredible hair is only intensified by her size - at eight months, she weighs just 11 pounds. Bella is currently undergoing tests to figure out why she won't grow (and you can help!), but as of right now, Rhabbitts and Bella's doctors don't have an answer. "She's always been so tiny, and we joke that the only thing that grows is her hair!" said Phillips. Beyond her growth issues, which requires her to be fed through a tube, Bella is perfectly healthy.
While genetics seem to have blessed Bella with an unbelievable mane, her mom puts in a lot of effort to keep the hair clean, untangled and out of Bella's face - and with an active tot that's not keen on the blow dryer, that can be a challenge. "I spend longer on her hair than I do on my own - it takes twice as long," her mom explained.
Bella's hair obviously attracts a lot of attention; many strangers say her doppleganger is Boo from the kids movie Monster's Inc. More than anything, Rabbitts is asked if her daughter's hair is real. While neither she nor her husband had hair like Bella's at birth, Rabbitts believes that her daughter's hair is a combination of her parents' in thickness and color.
And when it comes to haircuts ... Rabbitts can't quite bring herself to do it. "I want it to grow and grow and get as long as possible," she said. "I want her to be like a real-life Rapunzel when she's older!"
As for her future princess goals, Bella's working on it. "At night we'll see her brushing it out of her face, and when it's down she flicks it out of her eyes like a little diva," her mother laughed.
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