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What causes my kinky hair?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Shape of follicle

Hair follicles are different shapes.
If you cut one crossways and looked at it under a microscope, you'd see that the follicle is either round or somewhat flat. The flatter the follicle, the more curly the strand of hair will be. Kinky hair is from flatter follicles.

In brief: Shape of follicle

Hair follicles are different shapes.
If you cut one crossways and looked at it under a microscope, you'd see that the follicle is either round or somewhat flat. The flatter the follicle, the more curly the strand of hair will be. Kinky hair is from flatter follicles.
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