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Red hair

Red hair (or ginger hair) occurs naturally in 1–2% of the human population. It occurs more frequently (2–6%) in people of northern or western European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations. Red hair appears most commonly in people with two copies of a recessive allele on chromosome 16 which produces an altered version of the MC1R protein.

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Red hair

Mom and 2 daughters. Red hair, don't care ✌️

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Human rights activist Malcolm X had red hair.

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Scotland has a high proportion of red heads, but the U.S. has the largest population of red head in the world. They make up 2-6% of the population.

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Since red hair dye falls off fast, the best color for the summer is strawberry red or copper red. These colors are warm and look amazing during the summer time. A combination on both is very recommended.

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Stronger Bones, Immune System Some biologists believe that the reason there are more redheads in cold, cloudy climes, such as Scotland, is that the pale skin that typically accompanies a fiery mane allows the body to soak more vitamin D. Not only does D help protect against many diseases, but it’s essential for healthy bones—and helps ward off osteoporosis, the brittle-bone disease that leads to fractures. At a recent seminar on hair color and health, Scottish researcher Jonathan Rees reported that throughout history the “ginger gene” may have “played a big role” in protecting many redheads from rickets (soft, weak bones triggered by vitamin D deficiency). He added that, “there’s also good data that we need vitamin D to fight against infections like tuberculosis,” the world’s most common contagious disease.

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Red dreads

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Red dress, red hair

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Skater with red hair

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Although it is said that people with red hair tend to bleed out and clot more slowly than people with other hair colors this is not supported by evidence, however redheads are harder to operate on because of a difference in sensitivity to different anesthesia types.

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