According to the Daily Mail, scientists have discovered a “curly gene” and are working on a pill that can make hair straighter from the inside out.
It goes the other way too — straight-haired women (or men!) who have fantasized about cascading waves would take a curly pill.
The author of the research, Professor Nick Martin, told the Daily Mail that he “will be discussing this with a major cosmetics company in Paris in January.” Source
Professor Martin and colleague Dr Sarah Medland sought to find genetic variations responsible for curly hair in those of European descent.
Research showed that 45 percent of European people have straight hair, 40 percent wavy and 15 percent curly hair. The chance of inheriting curly hair is around 90 percent.
Researchers analyzed data collected from a study of 5,000 twins in Australia over a 30-year period.