The expectation of a baby is a moment of happiness, changes, discoveries and anxieties for the woman and for everyone around her. Mom keeps counting the days to have her baby in her arms and be able to know and see what he will be like, what color of eyes , if he looks like his father or mother, in short, a series of curiosities that make them anxious until the day of the child’s birth. And in addition to all these curiosities, it is normal for them to also be curious to know what their children’s locks will look like, whether they will be born smooth, curly or curly .
The Action of the Genes
The hair, as well as the details of the rest of the body is characteristic of each individual. It, in turn, is part of the child’s identity, and the child will inherit part of the mother’s genetic identity and part of the father’s genetics.
But why is it that in some the hair is born straight, others curly and others curly? Because it is a matter of genetics, as has already been said, and the person responsible for the texture of the hair strands is the trichohyalina gene . It is he who determines what type of hair the child will be and this gene is a hereditary gene that is passed, therefore, from parents to children.
IMPORTANT: There are cases in which the father and mother have straight hair and the baby is born curly or vice versa. This is due to the genes of family members when there are cases of curly hair in the family.
If the mother has straight hair and the father has curly hair, she will have a 50% chance of being born with both straight and curly hair. What will determine what type of hair the child will have will be the dominant gene for each one, and which of the two genes that of the mother or father will prevail. And even though they are very thin, the baby’s hair will come loaded with genetic inheritance from the parents.
The baby’s hair can be smooth when young and become curly as it grows. This change in hair occurs because the structure of a baby’s hair is different from an adult’s hair. However, it is possible to know what his hair will be like as it grows, because in the first months these strands start to fall, and others will start to grow in place.
But there is no need to be frightened by the baby’s hair loss, this is normal, they will all go through it, and these new hairs that will be born will give you an idea of what the baby’s hair will actually look like. As well as the change in texture that may occur in children’s hair, another interesting factor is the color of the hair, which may also change color. It is normal for children who were born blond to have brown hair as adults.
This is because the child’s organism is still in the process of producing pigmentation on the child’s skin . During the gestation phase, babies are not exposed to the sun and only after birth does melanin production begin to increase.
Therefore, moms will soon know what their babies’ hair will be like, because after the “loss” of the hair, others will be born in place, and after six months it will be possible to know or, at least, to have a sense of how they will look, whether straight, curly, curly, thin or thick.
It is also important to highlight the care that mothers should take with their children’s locks. Always wash with shampoo and conditioner recommended for children, always brush your hair gently and give preference to soft bristle brushes. Taking care of babies’ hair is essential for them to grow stronger and stronger.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.