My daughter Mackenzie has been wanting to dye her hair for, well, for as long as she has been aware that such a thing was possible. I've been holding her off for years, during which time she has had to make due with wigs and an occasional temporary dye that doesn't change the base color of her hair.
What does this have to do with genetics, you say? I give you Exhibit A: My Biological Mother (Mackenzie's Grandmother):
And if further evidence is needed, here's my biological brother (Mackenzie's uncle) as a teen:
Mackenzie will be entering 7th grade next year at an artsy public charter school, and she wants to take the hair color thing to the next level with a more "permanent" dye job. It's not a done deal. We're in the negotiation phase; I have some concerns and we're addressing them. But in the end, I'll probably say yes. In this case, the combination genetic predisposition and environmental influence may be too much to fight.
|Grandma BJ to baby Mackenzie: "Just wait until you get some hair! We are going to have so much fun!"|