What makes hair naturally curly, straight, or even just wavy may be determined by genetics. In an article on the website, it cites a study conducted in 2009 that ascribes between 85% to 95% percent of hair texture to DNA. The curly hair gene is an autosomal dominant trait so it almost always wins over the genes for straight hair. But sometimes, a combination of inherited curly-haired and straight-haired genes may result in wavy hair.

But there are other factors in play as well. One of the most widely accepted theories is the shape of the follicles as a determinant of hair texture. myth or factFollicles are minute, tube-like cavities in the skin where hair grows. Round hair follicles give way to hair that grows straight while flattened ones lead to thinner hair strands that are prone to curling. On the other hand, wavy hair are grown out of oval-shaped hair follicles.

Another reason why hair may be curly or straight is determined by arrangement or structure of proteins, called
keratin, that make up each hair strand. This protein molecule contains sulfur atoms that sometimes bond with each other. When this happens, it is called a disulfide bond. Simply put, the more disulfide bonds there are, the curlier the hair becomes.





Top hair and make-up artist to the stars and fashion designer Fanny Serrano’s eponymous salon moves to a bigger and swankier space at 32 Scout Borromeo St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City. They are offering additional beauty services to complete the pampering experience this new year.

For details, check out the salon cheat sheet below!

Telephone No.: (02) 351-1698, (02) 351-3329, (02) 410-1748, (02) 364-9200

Address: 32 Scout Borromeo St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City

Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during Sunday

Budget: Hair cut starts at P600.00, hair and make-up starts at P1,800.00

The Lowdown: Everything you need for a beautiful and stylish day is here. It’s a one-stop-beauty-shop especially for brides and debutants offering gown designing, formal wear, hair and make-up services and even jewelry and other accessories. No need to book separate designers, make-up artists, hair stylists, and worry about getting stuck in traffic while rushing from one beauty appointment to the next. To book “the” Fanny Serrano himself, call ahead of time and look for Beth, his personal assistant.

What’s New: Beat those mid-week stress with their basic facial starting at Php399.00. Or splurge a little and indulge in some luxury facials with mask starting at Php880.00 for platinum or collagen mask and gold mask at only Php990.00. They also offer Diamond Peel at only Php500.00.