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can people tell what ethnicity they have by what hairtype you have?

im just curious


Asked by Luckyme3487 at 12:55 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • A lot of cultures do have specific hair types, but that isn't a deciding factor when you're just looking at someone. All people have different hairtypes in general and that can come from any genetic line in the family tree. Although some cultures do have specific hair types it doesn't determin much for where a specific person came from.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 1:29 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Huh?

    Answer by Syphon at 1:10 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • can I tell others ethnicity by their hair? Umm....I can at least group. Like a natural red head is most likely of European ancestry, but there are instances where people are mixed, so it can be hard to tell.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 1:14 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Not at all. People are no longer only one ethnicity anyway, we are a wonderful assortment of geneology!

    Answer by txdaniella at 1:30 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • No.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:59 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • No. I am Native American and though I have really thick hair I am light skinned. So I just get told I have pretty hair. And it is just assumed I am Caucasian.

    Answer by mslksdh at 1:16 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • A lot of times you can. It just gets harder to tell when people have a lot of different ethnicities going on. Here we have a lot of people who are full blood Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and Mexicans. It's pretty easy to tell just by looking at them.

    Answer by scout_mom at 1:45 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • NO

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 2:38 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • lol-what?

    no, people can tell by my HAIR where my ancestors come from
    sometimes when it is humid, i refer to my Irish hair
    but my hair does not think it is Irish, my hair does not think, and others do think think much about my hair either (i assume)
    unless i was at a movie and had big hair that big, i may block the screen with the big hair, but i am not tall, so not even big hair at a no, i do not think people can tell my ancestors by my hair

    LMAO- this is a pretty stupid question

    Answer by fiatpax at 3:20 PM on Nov. 20, 2010