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curlylaura 03-22-2004 02:52 AM

Curly Genetics - Now with more choices!
 
OK, so my poll making abilities are suspect. I have made another one to include all possible combinations. Hopefully everyone can vote now. :)

I'm sure this has probably been asked a million times before, but I was just wondering how many of us have parents with curly, wavy or straight hair.

Edit: The poll thing would only let me have 5 options, sorry if you have a curly/wavy parent and a straight parent, I put One Curly, One Straight and One Wavy, One Straight as seperate options in the poll maker it just hasn't shown up :x so they have to share.

Edit 2x for spelling etc.

curlylaura 03-22-2004 03:03 AM

My mum and dad are both curly 3a/b and 3a respectively.

curls&swirls 03-22-2004 05:40 AM

Both my parents have straight hair although my mom's baby pictures look like she might have had 2a waves.

Cortni 03-22-2004 07:28 AM

I don't know how I ended up with my hair. My parents are both wavy..barely. One of my sisters is 2c/3a and the other is 2a/b, then there's me - by far the curliest.

SmithsGirl 03-22-2004 10:08 PM

Great survey. I have always wondered if curly hair is a dominant or recessive genetic trait. I have curly hair. My husband has gorgeous thick straight hair. Wonder what kind of hair our kids would have!

slinky1 03-22-2004 10:28 PM

My mother and father do not have perfectly straight hair, but its pretty straight next to mine (3b)...My mom's is a tad more wavy than dad's, but it doesn't show up at all with the way she styles it.

JolieCurls 03-22-2004 10:36 PM

Curly hair IS a dominant trait... :)

Edited to add: but then again so are 6 fingers...

SuZen 03-23-2004 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by JolieCurls
Curly hair IS a dominant trait... :)

Edited to add: but then again so are 6 fingers...

That's what I always heard too. Still I am puzzled because all my grandparents had straight hair, but my mom was a wavy and my dad is a curly. That shouldn't happen if curly is dominant.

On the other hand, maybe my grandfathers actually had some curl or wave but cut it too short to be noticeable. I prefer that theory to the milkman!

Mise 03-23-2004 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by JolieCurls
Curly hair IS a dominant trait... :)

Edited to add: but then again so are 6 fingers...

Just to add, as far as I'm aware, curly hair is incompletely dominant, hence you can end up with wavy hair, an inbetween of straight and curly.

And I wouldn't mind six fingers...could type so much faster! :)

curlylaura 03-23-2004 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Mise
And I wouldn't mind six fingers...could type so much faster! :)

I think I would just make more spelling mistakes. :)

Mise 03-23-2004 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by curlylaura
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mise
And I wouldn't mind six fingers...could type so much faster! :)

I think I would just make more spelling mistakes. :)

Me too! The amount of times I have to re-write things.....not funny! :D

ggggg 03-23-2004 11:18 AM

My father had very kinky/curly/wavy hair. My mothers is stick straight. Mine is a combo but more toward my fathers.

gggggg

Starla 03-23-2004 11:41 AM

My Mom and Dad are both complete straighties!

cyndi 03-23-2004 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by JolieCurls
Curly hair IS a dominant trait... :)

Edited to add: but then again so are 6 fingers...

I thought it was recessive. Which is why two curlies will amost always have curly children (both parents only have the recessive allelles to pass on). I thought straight was dominant....meaning if you have straight hair you can still carry the recessive allelle (spelling?). However, so many other factors influence your hair (such as hormones), that this isn't an exact science. When I took biology in high school, we had to do punnet squares with other students in the class to see if our children would have curly hair and I actually put down that I had straight hair -- and now I'm a 3b.

JolieCurls 03-23-2004 09:38 PM

I don't know..I've read in numerous places that curly hair is dominant.


http://www.floyd.edu/academics/divis...hnd-domrec.htm

http://www.blinn.edu/socialscience/L...s/0203hand.htm

and these are university websites... so I would hope it would be accurate!

curlylaura 03-26-2004 09:38 AM

Bumping because I want to.


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