Turning Straight Hair Genes Into Curls?
hALODOKTER, is it possible to convert straight hair gene follicles into curls?
Hello Kaputra, thank you for asking.
Your question is about changes in genes and hair follicles. The type or texture of hair is not affected by the type of follicle. Follicles are a structure in which hair grows and lasts for several months before falling out. Human hair follicles are formed at 22 weeks fetal age. In the fetus, about 100,000 hair follicles are found on the scalp. After the fetus is born, humans will not grow new hair follicles. So it can be said that the number of human hair follicles depends on genetics. Hair type (curly, straight, curly), depends on human genes, not on follicles.
The short answer to your question is no. Until now there has been no way to change the genes that regulate hair types. Genes are the material contained in DNA in the cell nucleus. Genes are carriers of nature, meaning that all physical or psychological characteristics or characteristics of humans are written on genes. There are various body mechanisms to protect genes from changes. That is because, when a gene changes, a gene is said to have a mutation, then all the traits governed by that gene will change. Gene mutations can be harmless or very dangerous, depending on what genes are mutated and how large are the mutations. That is why in the world of medicine, gene therapy is still being developed and carried out with extreme care, limited only to conditions that are life-threatening diseases.
So, if you want to change the texture of your hair, do it with the topical method. Although in some people, manipulation1 of hair that is too often will cause changes in hair texture semi-permanently, possibly due to damage to some hair structures. Thus our explanation, hopefully helped. Regards.