Did You Know These Interesting Facts About Natural Redheads?

Natural redheads, with their gorgeous ginger and copper locks, have many interesting features that set them apart from the blondes and brunettes of the world. In many countries, redheads even have their own unofficial national holiday!

As an experienced hair salon near Macquarie Park, Envy Room in Gordon loves embracing the diversity of our client base, and in this article, we’ll be looking at some very interesting facts about natural redheads.

Redheads Rule The Screen

While there are only around 2% of natural redheads in the world, around 30% of people that you see during prime time hour ads have red hair! This is thought to be because of how eye-catching red hair can be. Redhead models are definitely high in demand!

Less Likely to Go Grey

Redheads have a certain pigment in their hair that does not go grey. Instead, this pigment fades over time, so as redheads age their hair can turn strawberry blonde, blonde, and then white. 

Redheads Need More Anaesthetics

One of the most incredible facts about redheads is that they need more anaesthetics than the average person, which definitely makes the anaesthetist's job more difficult. There have been many stories of redheads gaining consciousness during an operation. This is why it is so important to let your doctor know that you’re a natural redhead if your hair is dyed another colour.

The Rarest of Them All

People with red hair usually have brown, green, or hazel eyes. The likelihood of red hair combined with blue eyes is less than 0.17%, so if you know someone with this combination be sure to let them know!

Feel More Pain?

Because of a rare gene mutation that is linked to hair colour, studies show that redheads tend to feel more pain than people of other hair colours.

Both Parents Need to Have the Redhead Gene

In order for someone to have red hair, both of their parents need to be carriers of the red hair gene, although they may not necessarily have red hair themselves.

A Broad Spectrum

Red hair comes in a beautifully broad spectrum of colours and ranges from soft oranges to deep copper tones.

No matter what your natural hair colour is, the talented team at Envy Room is here to help make all your hair goals and dreams come true. Whether you’re looking to try out the latest hair trends or stick with what you know best, we have a stylist that will give you what you are looking for. Our hair salon near Macquarie Park is located in Gordon, and we look forward to welcoming you through our salon doors.