Have you ever given up on 'not having a bad hair day' kind of day? Have you been plagued by this incessant hair dilemma since time immemorial? Scientists revealed it could be more than just your hair that won't cooperate.
There might be a deeper reason behind your tangles and uncombable hair that seems to fly out above your head. The culprit might be locked within your genes. Scientists found out that this "uncombable hair syndrome” could be due to a rare genetic mutation.
Scientists performed a cross-section of different hair strands using a high-powered scanning electron microscope. Results showed that straight hair appears round, curly hair oblique but uncombable hair appears triangular or heart-shaped.
Scientists discovered that there are three genes responsible for this oddly-shaped hair strands, PADI3
, and TCHH.
A report on American Journal of Human Genetics says that if any of the genes mentioned above malfunctions, the structure and stability of hair get affected.
Nothing else can go awry on health matters if those mentioned genes malfunction other than just getting a bad hair day for life.
There were only 100 reported cases of 'uncombable hair syndrome'. Maybe not a lot has gotten to the point of desperation where they go see a doctor to resolve issues with their hair even after numerous salon visits right?
If you're having a serious case of bad hair day for that certain day, think of the other people who can't be helped. Their genes just didn't cooperate. At least you can still go to a salon.
Do you know someone who you think has the 'uncombable hair syndrome'?
What do you think their reaction would be if they found out about the possible gene mutations?