Japanese baby Chanco with the big hair is an Instagram star

July 27, 2018
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    Cute baby photos may be a dime a dozen on the Internet, but one seven-month-old baby Chanco from Japan has recently got social media users cooing with delight – all because of her luscious locks.

    Baby Chanco was born in December 2017 with a full head of thick, black hair – rarely seen in children of her age.

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    She quickly gained fans from around the world after her mother began posting photos of her at four months old in May.

    The photos capture her sporting a series of adorable expressions, with her hair styled in different ways.

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    On some days, it is adorned with clips and bows. And on others, it is left in its impressive, natural state.

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    Though she has only 46 posts on her Instagram page so far, each photo has received at least 10,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

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    In a post on Monday (July 23), she is seen getting a trim at the salon.

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    As of Friday, the little Instagram sensation has gained more than 147,000 followers on what her mother has called her “hair diary”.

    Instagram user houseofholl said: “She’s just the most precious! My baby is 9 months and has some decent hair but hers is amazing!”

    Some others, however, appear to still be in disbelief.

    “But how does she have so much hair?!” asked user annaecraig.

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    Despite the keen media attention, baby Chanco’s parents have not yet revealed much details about their family.

    (Photos: Instagram/babychanco)

    A version of this article appeared in The Straits Times.

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