A bad hair day may soon be easily fixed with the pop of a pill, London's Daily Mail reported.

Australian researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research have discovered a "curly hair gene," which could lead to new hair treatments that don't involve using damaging hot irons.

The trichohyalin gene influences the hair follicle's devolpment, and is also responsible for making curls. The gene's variation determines if a person will have curly or straight hair.

Scientists said the gene could also help refine DNA kits used by forsenic pathologists to determine if a suspect has curly or straight hair.

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