A British woman has shared her shock after she left her baby daughter with her mother – only for her to return with a shaved head.
Tawana, took to her TikTok to narrate her ‘disbelief’ after discovering her daughter River’s hair had been ‘shaved’ off during a weekend visit at her mother’s house.
River, who Tawana said had a ‘full head of hair’ before the weekend was now ‘bald’ and worst of all, her mother had appointed Tawana’s younger brother to do the amateur cut.
After arriving at her mother’s house, Tawana, who is of British-Zimbabwean descent, revealed how she began ‘hyperventilating’ and ‘crying’ at the sight and yelled ‘no way you cut my daughter’s hair’.
The jaw-dropping tale has shocked many, with viewers demanding the influencer ‘cut all contact’ with her mother, while others recounted that they had once been in Tawana’s shoes.
A mother has revealed the shocking makeover her baby received at the hands of her very own grandmother (Pictured: baby River before the ‘cut’)
Tawana (pictured), a British content creator born to Zimbabwean parents, took to her TikTok to narrate her ‘disbelief’ after discovering her daughter River’s hair had been ‘shaved’ off during a weekend visit at her mum’s house
In a video clip, an exasperated Tawana can be seen sharing an account of what happened.
She said: ‘I’ve dropped my daughter off at my mum’s house. It was a normal routine. Everything was normal.
‘So I’ve now gone up London and we’re out and having fun and then I get a message in the group [family] chat and they’ve sent me a video of this child that looks like my child – bald. I’m like “what?”
‘I was tapping the video so I can see it but it wasn’t loading and I could only see the picture of River. Her head’s bald. Like so much is going on right now’.
Tawana said a bout of ‘confusion’ forced her into leaving the event early, after which she went to a hotel to calm herself down.
By the next day, she’d almost forgotten the events and although she had a faint memory she was hoping it was all a dream.
But reality hit when she received yet another video in the group chat.
‘Somebody in the group chat has sent me a video of my bald daughter… of you [my mum] shaving my daughter’s head.
‘Like at this point I’m in disbelief and I’m an hour away [from my mum’s house] and I’m so angry like I don’t know what to do. I’m like “oh my gosh” I’m hyperventilating.
River, who Tawana said had a ‘full head of hair’ before the incident was now ‘bald’ – and said her mum is to blame
‘So I’m like crying. I’m like nah. I’m like there’s no way you cut my daughter’s hair number one. But two, you trusted my younger brother to do it.’
At this point in the video the influencer appears to almost tear up at the thought of what happened.
While she acknowledged her mum’s beliefs that babies are born with ‘dirty’ and ‘unclean’ hair, and that once cut, it would grow back ‘quicker’, she was adamant that it was not something she had ever intended to happen to her own child.
She recalled her mum also chopping off her own locks when she was a baby, adding that it ‘grew back worse’.
She continued: ‘I finally arrived at my mum’s house and I came out the car. I get there and River is just smiling at me and she’s just so in love with the fact that her head is bald.
‘I was just upset but I was like “what can I do?” Like her hair’s already shaved now’
Responding to comments asking if the situation escalated, she exclaimed: ‘No I did not swing on my mum!’
The jaw-dropping tale has shocked many, with viewers demanding the influencer ‘cut all contact’ with her mum, while others recounted that they had once been in Tawana’s shoes
However she admitted that the pair ‘went back and forth over text’ and that the exchange was ’emotional’.
She concluded with the good news that baby River is fine and is all smiles.
Unfortunately, viewers couldn’t be convinced.
One person asked: ‘What’s up with grandparents cutting the hair it’s like they stay doing it?’
Another added: ‘I swear my daughter’s grandmother did this two days before her first birthday and I haven’t seen her since my daughter now real talk’.
‘Cut off all contact with her’ demanded another.
In agreement, someone else said: ‘She [should] never be allowed to go back with grandma unsupervised again’.
One man said: ‘I’m a white bald man and even my jaw dropped. Holy hell’.
Meanwhile one viewer didn’t see the big deal: ‘Some of the comments are deep, it’s hair it will grow back’.