13 amazing facts about redheads that everyone needs to know
That's approximately million people. That's according to a study by a German sex researcher who found that women with red hair had sex more often. A similar English study found that redhead gals had sex an average of three times a week, while our blonde and brunette counterparts have it twice a week. Shame the fellas weren't questioned, too. Because it holds its pigment tighter than any other hair colour, red strands need to have their pigment stripped before being dyed by bleaching which, of course, damages the hair. Stay red!
How Rare Is It to Have Red Hair and Green Eyes?
The chances you or your child will have it are based on whether your immediate family members had red hair or green eyes, though it can skip generations. Having red hair or green eyes or both all comes down to your genes. Your genetic makeup is based on a combination of markers your parents have passed to you. Red hair and green eyes together is a particularly rare occurrence. Both traits are the result of recessive uncommon genes, just as blue eyes or O blood type is. Your hair, skin, and eye colors are all dictated by your genes. These genes are passed to you by your parents, just as their genetic makeups were passed to them by their parents.
This Is The Rarest Hair And Eye Color Combination
Redheads have a particularly high abundance of pheomelanin, with very little eumelanin, which ranges from brown to black. When it's activated, it causes melanocytes to specifically produce eumelanin over phenomelanin, which balances out an individual's ratio. Contrastingly, redheads are born with a genetic variant that causes MC1R to chemically function differently on melanocytes, which leads to less eumelanin and more pheomelanin production. These genetic variants are recessive, meaning in order to be born a redhead, either non-redhead parents are carriers 25 percent , or one parent is a redhead and the other is a carrier 50 percent ; or both parents are redheads almost percent.
Redheads, as they say, wear the map of Ireland all over their faces. Sorry, ginger-haired English Prince Harry. Ireland has the highest per capita percentage of redheads in the world -- anywhere from 10 to 30 percent, according to Eupedia , a website that explores European genetics and ancestry. They are almost equally prevalent in Scotland and other pockets of Celtic pride. A slightly lower percentage hail from Cornwall in England and western parts of Switzerland.
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