baby hair


plural baby hairs
: short fine hair that grows along a person's hairline
Many women of color with natural hair and coarser coils use a styling gel pomade to slick down their unruly baby hairs since that hair is usually a softer texture and shorter than the rest.Maya Allen
Her long brunette locks had been pulled back in a sleek high ponytail, with a few baby hairs coming loose near her temples.Ava Bennet
… using toothbrushes or oversize boar bristle brushes for styling baby hair.Tembe Denton-Hurst

Examples of baby hair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Styling baby hairs is truly an art that requires a gel or another holding product plus an edge brush, comb, or tool to mold them to your liking. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 18 Oct. 2023 Shirlee was primping in the bathroom mirror, working patiently with her baby hairs, swirling a dollop of Ampro gel with Vaseline so that the gel wouldn’t crust up. Addie Citchens, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 The edge gel is enriched with silk protein and neem oil to define your baby hairs with a lightweight formula. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 22 Aug. 2023 The narrow bristle brush is a convenient size and is ideal for soft, fine, and baby hair, the rat tail comb works well for parting and separating hair, and the edge brush and comb is useful for keeping hair edges smooth and combing eyebrows and lashes. Deanna Pai, Peoplemag, 3 Dec. 2023 Our tester's hair grew about 1.5 inches during the testing period and their baby hairs appeared thicker. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 19 Oct. 2023 Slicked edges, also known as baby hairs, have been a hallmark of Black beauty for decades. Tayler Adigun, Allure, 4 Oct. 2023 Any product that’s safe for baby hair and skin is also a great option for adults too. Isabella Ubaldi, Health, 15 June 2023 From curtain bangs to accessories, how to make those baby hairs work for you. Melissa Willets, Parents, 15 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baby hair was in 1976

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“Baby hair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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