Might be time to change up your hair color at Embodyment this fall with one of our color specialist? But first, a few fun facts about hair colors.
Even though only two percent of people in the world are natural blondes, that doesn't mean it's not popular. One in three women dye their locks light enough to be blonde in the United States. Many children born with blonde hair go dark before their tenth birthday, thanks to rising levels of eumelanin, a natural pigment that regulates the darkness of hair strands.
The red color of hair was given to us by Neanderthals. Science has shown that it is a result of mutation of a gene in chromosome 16, MC1R. It has always had significant standing in society. In Europe, red hair color is valued and respected. Nearly 10% people in Scotland and England have red hair color. Although no proper explanation is available for this, many believe that bees are more likely to sting redheads. Redheads have their own annual festival called Roodharigendag (in Dutch). It takes place in Breda, The Netherlands, and it is attended by thousands of people with natural red hair.
Brown hair is universally the most common hair color. Eumelanin (as we talked about before) is a type of pigment, and how much you have is determined by your family history. The more eumelanin you have, the darker your shade of hair. Brunettes are more likely to have a difficult experience when quitting smoking. Melanin prevents their liver from metabolizing (or breaking down) nicotine in a timely manner. And the longer nicotine stays in your system, the more likely you are to get addicted.