What determines a child’s hair type?

What determines hair type?

Genetic factors appear to play a major role in determining hair texture—straight, wavy, or curly—and the thickness of individual strands of hair. Studies suggest that different genes influence hair texture and thickness in people of different ethnic backgrounds.

Will I go bald the same age as my dad?

Yes. There are chances. Apparently, the gene for Male Pattern Baldness isn’t detected only on X-chromosome, androgen receptor locus, which comes from mother, but also from another region on chromosome 20 called 20p11 , which is said to be associated, through recent studies.

Which race has the most hair?

Caucasians have the most dense hair. Blondes have more strands on their scalp – about 146,000 hairs. The black-haired have about 110,000 hairs, brunettes 100,000 and redheads about 86,000. In spite of the density, genetic hair loss is highly prevalent in this race.

Which race has the fastest growing hair?

For example, Asian hair grows the fastest, while African hair grows the slowest.

Does curly hair come from Mom or Dad?

If both of your parents have curly hair, you are more likely to inherit the trait of curly hair. This means that you have received both copies of the curly hair gene from your parents. However, one parent could have straight hair while the other has curly hair.

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Which parent gives the hair gene?

One of the most enduring is that a man inherits the baldness gene from his mother. While there is some truth to this, it is not the whole story. The primary baldness gene is on the X, or female chromosome, which men do inherit from their mothers.

Is curly hair a European trait?

Evolutionary trait

It is known that 45% of European people have straight hair, 40% have wavy hair and 15% have curly hair. They had previously established the heritability of curly hair, finding there was as much as a 90% chance of it being an inherited trait.

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