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Straight Hair is Just a Pill Away?

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Although I’ve seen quite a few naptural black ladies since Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” hit the theaters, it’s going to take some time for more women to feel comfortable with their hair and laying off the creamy crack.

But what if you can forego the lye burns and just take a pill?

Turning straight hair into spiral curls, and vice versa, soon could be as simple as popping a pill if science has its way.

Researchers in Australia have discovered a gene that predicts curly hair, which may lead to treatments for making hair curlier or straighter that don’t involve struggling with hot irons and serums, London’s Daily Mail newspaper reports

“Potentially, we can now develop new treatments to make hair curlier or straighter, rather than treating the hair directly,” study author Nick Martin told the Daily Mail. “I will be discussing this with a major cosmetic company in Paris in January.”

New York Daily News, 8Dec09

It’s seems we are taking one more step to bland beige.  I like the diversity of humanity, maybe God does too since we are in an array of colors, sizes, and shapes.  But beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what does God know about that?


Written by rentec

9 December, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Posted in genetics, health, news

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