Baby’s big hair gets lots of notice, Halloween troll costume

This Nov. 1, 2016 photo provided by Alisha John shows her daughter, Areea John, in Elton, La. John says her 3-month-old daughter has such a full head of hair that strangers stop to admire it, and she dressed the baby as a troll for Halloween. But John tells the American Press that she and her husband, Dakota John, don’t have long to play with baby Areea’s hair. That’s because Dakota John is a member of the Coushatta Indian tribe, which shaves babies’ heads as part of a blessing ceremony when they’re four months old. (Alisha John via AP)
This Nov. 1, 2016 photo provided by Alisha John shows her daughter, Areea John, in Elton, La. John says her 3-month-old daughter has such a full head of hair that strangers stop to admire it, and she dressed the baby as a troll for Halloween. But John tells the American Press that she and her husband, Dakota John, don’t have long to play with baby Areea’s hair. That’s because Dakota John is a member of the Coushatta Indian tribe, which shaves babies’ heads as part of a blessing ceremony when they’re four months old. (Alisha John via AP)

ELTON, La. (AP) — A southwest Louisiana woman says her 3-month-old daughter has such a full head of hair that strangers stop to admire it, and she made the baby a Halloween troll costume.

But Alisha John says she and her husband, Dakota, don’t have long to play with baby Areea Sue Oiba John’s hair. That’s because she’s a Coushatta Indian, and the tribe shaves babies’ heads as part of a blessing ceremony when they’re 4-months-old.

She tells the American Press in Lake Charles that her older children — a 3-year-old girl, and boys aged 4 and 7 — also were born with a lot of hair. But nothing like Areea’s, whose blessing ceremony will be held on Nov. 25.

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