Genographic project 2.0

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I got my results in today and I'm so surprised at my genetic breakdown! It traces my DNA back 137,000 year! It's awesome. The sad part is that one of my first thoughts was "Oh look, I'm mostly Mediterranean (33%) so maybe hair products from there will work for me!" LOL
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That's so cool! I've been following the project for some time but am a little reluctant to join in the fun. (Honestly I felt a timid just sending in a hair for my hair analysis! I don't know where I get my paranoia from. . . ) There was a really cool piece on NPR about how a black man sent in for his analysis and it came back with next to no African ancestry. Turns out he was mostly Native American and some Northern European! Pretty surprising for him and his family. It just goes to show we put so many labels on one another and yet we're all a bunch of lovable mutts.

And Skorpio, I'm not surprised your hair is 33% Mediterranean because it seems to have lots of bounce and shine.
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That's so cool! I've been following the project for some time but am a little reluctant to join in the fun. (Honestly I felt a timid just sending in a hair for my hair analysis! I don't know where I get my paranoia from. . . ) There was a really cool piece on NPR about how a black man sent in for his analysis and it came back with next to no African ancestry. Turns out he was mostly Native American and some Northern European! Pretty surprising for him and his family. It just goes to show we put so many labels on one another and yet we're all a bunch of lovable mutts.

And Skorpio, I'm not surprised your hair is 33% Mediterranean because it seems to have lots of bounce and shine.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
That is really interesting. Ur right, we do label each other and yet we don't really know what we are! I am Colombian, Puerto Rican and Mexican so I was really surprised to see Mediterranean! But also really excited! I hope I can convince my dad to do his too cuz he would be able to see both his fathers and mothers lineages so I would have most of my family history's picture :-) and thank u for the comment about my hair. I tried hair products from Spain before and my hair really liked them, so maybe that's why! Also, I noticed when I went to Spain that a lot of women's hair looked like mine how interesting! Too bad I can't find those products anymore :-/ not even online. Maybe I should look into other products from the region :-D
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I would LOVE to do that!

How cool!! I always love shows on TV on that subject, and genealogy, etc.

And LOL - love that you immediately went to your hair!
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LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
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I know I have my share of Spanish blood. Also a bit of Jew-German on my father's mother's side. It would be nice to know more. Maybe I'll get over my hangups and join in. Although I have to say people tend to think Spain is full of Penelope Cruzes when there's a pretty wide range of hair types there as well. Two of my good friends are Spanish and by Spanish I mean born there, grew up there and then emigrated. One's a wavy redhead, the other a straight fine-haired blonde. They always get asked "But the rest of the people there, they're not like you right?" They also say they never thought of themselves as "Hispanic" until they came to the states, where people were so ready to smack a label on them. But it doesn't insult them actually. They say they feel "exotic" now.

Found the piece in case anyone's interested. It was on Radiolab. And it wasn't the Genographic Project, it was something smallscale like a DNA analysis. And it was zero African Ancestry. I remembered it wrong. 57% Indo-European, 39% Native American, 4% Asian, 0% African. Which is strange because I know under the Genographic Project everyone has at least a little African ancestry. But then again the DNA analysis this gentleman used did not go back 137,000 years I'm sure. In any case fascinating stuff! When you add your hair into the mix, even more fascinating. So now you can say: I have 3A fine haired, low porosity, high density, 33% Mediterranean hair.

Race - Radiolab
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Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
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Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I don't have any hang ups about sending in my DNA - though I totally get that!!! My bigger concern would honestly be the cost! :/

Excited for you, though!! How cool to have all that info!!

I already know I'm British, Swiss, Italian, and Am Indian, but it would be interesting to hear the "amounts", and if there's anything else in there! Lol!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I know I have my share of Spanish blood. Also a bit of Jew-German on my father's mother's side. It would be nice to know more. Maybe I'll get over my hangups and join in. Although I have to say people tend to think Spain is full of Penelope Cruzes when there's a pretty wide range of hair types there as well. Two of my good friends are Spanish and by Spanish I mean born there, grew up there and then emigrated. One's a wavy redhead, the other a straight fine-haired blonde. They always get asked "But the rest of the people there, they're not like you right?" They also say they never thought of themselves as "Hispanic" until they came to the states, where people were so ready to smack a label on them. But it doesn't insult them actually. They say they feel "exotic" now.

Found the piece in case anyone's interested. It was on Radiolab. And it wasn't the Genographic Project, it was something smallscale like a DNA analysis. And it was zero African Ancestry. I remembered it wrong. 57% Indo-European, 39% Native American, 4% Asian, 0% African. Which is strange because I know under the Genographic Project everyone has at least a little African ancestry. But then again the DNA analysis this gentleman used did not go back 137,000 years I'm sure. In any case fascinating stuff! When you add your hair into the mix, even more fascinating. So now you can say: I have 3A fine haired, low porosity, high density, 33% Mediterranean hair.

Race - Radiolab
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Lol that sounds like an awesome signature! It's so interesting how people can vary so widely in looks even in the same country. When people see me they always just assume I'm white. When I tell them what I am they're like O.O what?! But ur so white! And I'm like yes I'm well aware of that -__-

I learned about Sephardic Judaism the last few semesters in college, and after taking a trip there with some classmates and learning about Sephardic Jewish history, I think I might actually have some sephardic blood in me. I found out the city my grandfather was from was one of the ones that sephardic jews went to when they were expelled from Spain. And now with this new info I'm really starting to think I could be sephardic and never have even known it! My coworker the other day told me "I assumed all Spanish people are catholic." There's some more ignorance for u. I should have told her "Well gee, let me ask my Cuban rabbi professor and atheist father and see what they think"
I don't have any hang ups about sending in my DNA - though I totally get that!!! My bigger concern would honestly be the cost! :/

Excited for you, though!! How cool to have all that info!!

I already know I'm British, Swiss, Italian, and Am Indian, but it would be interesting to hear the "amounts", and if there's anything else in there! Lol!
Originally Posted by Jas76
Yeaa, I always knew I was mixed but I never knew I was THAT mixed lol! and yes, now I am officially obsessed with my hair after it being one of my first thoughts after seeing this lol!
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I just remembered that a hair product I found in Marshall's one day made my hair look great but I was never able to find it again because it's made in Spain. I just looked up the company and it says that they use "a balanced formula with nourishment from the Mediterranean!" I can't believe it! Now I'm really upset that I was never able to find it again either in stores or online my hair was trying to tell me something. Sigh. Of course it would like a product only available overseas

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