Good hair: Is it genetics?
YOUR HAIR IS A REFLECTION OF YOUR FAMILY TREE…
Dana Fiore is a master stylist in New York City and says, “Genetics do not necessarily give you ‘good hair,’ but they do distinguish the various elements of your hair fiber.” Your hair is genetic, add Vince Smith, owner of the Vince Smith Hair Experience in NYC. “The natural color, texture, density, curl or straightness, amount of gray and when you go gray, and level of baldness all come from somewhere up the branches of your family tree.”
…BUT YOU DO HAVE SOME INPUT
Stylist Heather Allen of Beyond Beauty Salon agrees. “‘Good hair’ can be genetic as well as achieved,” says Allen. “It’s all in what you use and how you use it to achieve the look you’re going for: thicker and fuller-looking, sleek and smooth, fun and texture… anyone can have good hair!”
IT’S ABOUT DNA…
That’s right, says Alan Gold, creative director of The Haig Spa & Salon in Philadelphia. “What you are born with is a combo of Mom and Dad and lots of ancestors, some better than others.” And while we start our lives with this DNA, what we do with it is another story. “You can make your hair appear better with the right cut, color, condition, diet and finish, but you can’t change the genetics of how it grows out from our heads.”