9 Facts About Redheads

Some facts regarding redhead people and why they are so special

Redheads are unique and quite rare. Also, they are different than the rest of the people. Viral Strange will show you some facts about redheads and why they are unique.

1. Red is the rarest hair color.

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Less than 2% of the world’s population has red hair.

2. They have less hair on their heads.


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On average, a person with red hair has 90,000 strands of hair, different from blondes or brunettes who have more than 100,000 strands.

3. Red hair can happen in any ethnicity.


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Any population can find redheads among them.

4. It’s hard to dye.

Natural red hair is more difficult to be dyed in another color.

5. Redheads need to be more aware of skin cancer.


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According to a meta-analysis in the International Journal of Cancer, redheads are 2.5x more likely to develop skin cancer.

6. They’re more likely to be left-handed.

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Redheads are more likely to write with their left hand.

7. Redheads are less likely to have prostate cancer.

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Redhair men are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer, according to studies published by the British Journal of Cancer.

8. They can change their temperature quicker.

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Redheads are more sensitive to hot and cold.

9. They produce their own Vitamin D.


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Redheads produce their own vitamin D when exposed to low light conditions.

Do you know any redheads? Can you confirm these facts? Let us know!

Written by DADADEL

Adelaida, the founder of Dadadel Creative, boasts a multifaceted background, blending expertise in software engineering, copywriting, and digital marketing. Prior to establishing her agency, she honed her skills as the former Head of the News Department at a regional media outlet, and also amassing 18 years of experience as a host. She has a penchant for sarcasm, a passion for lifestyle topics, and an undeniable love for cats.

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