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Are You a Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?

Are You a Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?

Red hair is, by far, the world’s rarest hair color, and there is even a persistent rumor that red hair is going extinct – but don’t worry, this myth has no basis in science.

What is true is that redheads make up just 1 percent of the world’s population, and are found overwhelmingly in Northern Europe, with the highest concentrations in Scotland and Ireland.

Despite the popular assumption that red hair comes solely Northern Europe, naturally occurring red hair also historically shows up in Southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia.

Redheads are often stereotyped as stubborn, which may be linked to a quality of their hair. Red hair doesn’t go gray easily, as hair ages, the color fades, and the hair naturally becomes either gray or white.

Blondes tens to go slightly yellow or brassy as it grays.

Brunettes go gray at all different rates, but brunettes with especially dark hair might be more likely to go “salt-and-pepper” early, possibly for the simple reason that the silver strands are more visible in darker hair.

In addition to all the fascinating tidbits about hair color, hair as a substance which is truly incredible!

Photos, Céline Haeberly for LittleThings

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