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Beards are in high demand these days. Hell, you can even win awards for having one. But if you're in the process of growing your own at the moment, you might have noticed that the hair on your chin doesn't always match up with what's on your head.
Science tries to explain that mysterious fiery beard, even if the hair on your head is blond or dark. As with pretty much everything that determines the way we look, it's all down to genetics and your family tree. Basically different pigments in your hair - eumelanin black and pheomelanin red - determine the colour of your hair.
If one of the guys in your life hopped aboard the beard bandwagon you may have noticed something interesting: He has a red beard. When a guy grows out his facial hair, he often discovers that the hair on his face is a whole separate texture from the hair on his head. He might also come to discover his beard hair is a whole different color than the hair on his head.
People are wondering. Screencap: Quora. When my brother let his mustache grow in a bout of compassion for prostate cancer victimsI discovered a new phenomenon.
Posted January 17, At least that is what Adelaide's Toby Fay calls himself, having sprouted a red mane in spite of his dark brown locks. The follicle phenomenon — a colour difference between the scalp and beard hair — is not unusual, according to Dr Alexandra Varol from the Australian College of Dermatologists.
November 1, pm Updated November 2, am. Thankfully the universal mystery has finally been answered by a scientist who explained it is all down to your genes. Scientist Petra Haak-Bloem from Erfocentrum, a Dutch organization that promotes genetics, explained the reason to online magazine Motherboard.
It yielded nothing but worry. In fact, all guys have the chance to grow a ginger scruff even if they have dark head hair. What happens is that the MC1R gene mutates, and if two mutated genes are present, the results are redheads.
Beards are all the rave these days. In a way, beards are like a beautiful, prickly rainbow. They come in many colors—brown, black, grey—you name it.