Nov. 5 was Redhead day! 9 Fun Facts About Red Hair

Are you a redhead? Did you know that 5th November this year was the first ever "National Love Your Red Hair Day!" The holiday was started by 2 redheaded sisters who wanted to help 'gingers' embrace and love their fiery locks.

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Here are 9 facts to help celebrate!

1. Did you know that the highest concentration of redheads is in Scotland (13%) followed by Ireland (10%)? Only 2% of the world's population has red hair!

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2. Redheads are especially sensitive to pain and this because of the gene mutation (MC1R) which causes red hair is on the same gene that is linked to pain receptors. As a result, redheads need more anaesthesia for dental and medical procedures.

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3. Studies show that a lot of redheads are likely to be left-handed. The characteristics come from recessive genes that are likely to come in pairs. So there is more than one attribute that makes redheads unique!

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4. Redheads are quite unlikely to go grey! They might go blonde or even white but not grey. This is because the pigment just fades over time.

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5. Have you ever spotted a redhead with blue eyes? It is extremely rare for redheads to have blue eyes, the most common eye color is brown.

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6. Guess who else find redheads attractive? Bees! Yes! And it's been proven by studies.

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7. Healthwise there is some good news for redheads. The British Journal of Cancer published a study that suggested that men with red hair are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer than brown or blonde-haired people.

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8. Red hair is typically thicker however redheads only have an average of 90,000 strands of hair while blonds on the hand have 140,000.

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9. You will be surprised to know that there are redheads in India, Pakistan and in some parts of the Middle East

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