Hair appearing uncombed in Rendering

I have combed my hair to my liking and appears as such in the viewport display but when I click “Render Image” the hair appears totally uncombed:

I must be missing a step or something?

Here’s my blender file for reference:
https://pasteall.org/blend/a72ae0766dea4b9da61e469ca3634b7f

thanks!

sorry, I can’t help with your problem but this was too funny to not mention… “ball sack handle.001” lol :smiley:

Hahaha gotta give my boy some stones!