By: Adrienne Vendetti, Co-Founder of How to be a Redhead, via the Huffington Post in 2014
St. Patrick’s Day festivities kicked off this past weekend and cities across the globe dressed in green to celebrate the fun-filled holiday. Since today is the official day, you will most likely see t-shirts and pins with “Luck of the Irish” stamped over them.
Some may not believe in “luck,” but many say it’s lucky to rub your hand on a redhead’s head because the color is so rare.
In a way, St. Patrick’s Day is a redhead holiday, since being a redhead is strongly associated with the Irish; even though most Irish are dark haired with brown/blue eyes.
This year, whether they’re true or not, we decided to embrace the many myths of St. Patrick’s Day and it’s association with redheads. Why not?! We’re pretty awesome and lucky to be blessed with red hair.
Here are 10 ways redheads are Go N-Eiri An T-Adh Leat (‘Lucky’ in Gaelic-Irish):
1. With over 7 billion people in this world, it is very easy to blend in and not be noticed.
Luckily for redheads, we stand out in every crowd.
2. A long time rumor has suggested that redheads are going extinct. Luckily for redheads, that is, in fact, a myth.
We aren’t going anywhere.
3. With so many beauty and fashion websites there, how do you choose? Redheads do not have the typical skin or coloring, and finding advice can take hours!
4. Brown, black, blonde hair accessories seem to crowd the beauty aisles.
Luckily for redheads, there are redhead bobby pins, hair ties and bun makers on the market. Check them out here!
5. Luckily for redheads, we can blame our outrages on our “fiery tempers.”
6. Redheads, do you ever spot another redhead on the street? Luckily for us, you automatically smile at each other and feel like it’s a secret club.
7. Luckily for redheads, you don’t have to go overboard with accessories and colors.
Your hair stands out on its own.
8. Many think having pale skin and freckles isn’t “cool.” But, for women who take care of their skin and apply sunscreen, redheads always seem to look the youngest.
In Ireland, it’s very popular to apply Vitamin E oil* directly to the skin. It’s reported to be a natural anti-aging vitamin.
9. Luckily for redheads, your hair is something many wish they could replicate.
You’ve probably heard, ‘Someone would kill for your color hair’, or ‘You can’t get that color out of a box’.
10. Let’s be honest, redheads are the coolest.
We make up only two percent of the world’s population, and being super unique is definitely something to be proud of… whether you’re lucky or not.
Rock it like a Redhead!
*It’s always recommended to speak with your dermatologist to see if using Vitamin E oil is right for you.