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This Is Why You’re Bald In Your Baby Photos

This Is Why You’re Bald In Your Baby Photos

For many people, growing up involves the fear of baldness. They shudder at the possibility of their bare heads. Day after day they fight their fears with cosmetic pillsbaseball caps, short cropped hairdifferent shampoosand prayers. They sigh with nostalgia, looking back on their youth. But for many South Asians, baldness comes before, not after, growing up.

When we asked our followers if they shaved their hair as a baby, 73% of respondents said yes. “I look at my baby pictures and I wish I had hair then,” said Amna Pervaiz, 29. Her parents shaved her head not once, but three times when she was a child.