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Red Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair Para Professional TTL 2003 By Lorna Decker
The meek shall inherit the earth, Redheads are now cool! It has been said… And the day has come…
Good Grief, Charlie Brown, you were right! After centuries of being teased about their pale skin…
Shunned for their supposed short fuses…
Called “Carrot Top”… (Even though carrot tops are really green!)
Redheaded girls are in. Way in. Red Hot, you might say!
Only an estimated 2 percent to 5 percent of the U.S population is born with red hair
Despite the old folk tale that redheads are the result of interbreeding between brunettes and blonds, hair color is actually determined by a more subtle genetic influence. Jonathan Rees, a professor at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland,discovered that red hair is associated with a loss of function in the melonocortin 1 receptor gene
Studies show that at least 10% Scots have red hair and 40% carry the gene responsible for red hair Red hair seems to be more prevalent in Ireland and Scotland. Why? The selection people make for their partners based on physical characteristics may be relevant.
Risk to Redheads: - Painful sunburn
-Require 20% more anesthesia to “go under” for surgery
- Higher risk for melanoma and other skin cancers. Statistically, though, the vast majority of red hair comes from a bottle. 30% are going auburn compared to 26% blonde and 27% brown
Redheads haven’t always gotten a bad rap: In Denmark, giving birth to a redhead is considered an honor. In Poland, people believe that if you pass three redheads you’ll win the state lottery.
Famous “Natural” Redheads Julia Roberts KidmanKidman Nicole
Christopher Columbus Cleopatra
Queen Elizabeth I She washed her hair three times a year in lye. When her hair fell out, she wore a red wig.
Ron Howard J.K. Rowlings
Famous “Wannabe” Redheads Lucille Ball Bozo the Clown