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Redheads are rare, mutants and Vitamin D machines. The Ancient Greeks were both fascinated and scared by us and in the medieval times people believed redheads were witches and had stolen the fire of Hell (which was considered a serious crime).

But besides the many redhead myths, there are distinguishing traits and characteristics that most redheads have in common with each other:

1. Redheads are extra sassy

We’re fiery and know how to celebrate our ‘gingerhood’ with pride.

2. Redheads respect others 

Redheads learned the importance of respecting others early and we know how great it feels to be respected for your red hair instead of teased/bullied. This character trait is important and makes the world becomes a safer place. Some may even say redheads have a lot of “red warm” karma not only because of their red heads but because of their respectfulness.

3. Redheads are sensitive to cold and might bundle-up more than most  

The Guardian cites a study done by Louisville University where researchers found that “the ginger gene, known as MC1R, may cause the temperature-detecting gene to become over-activated, making redheads more sensitive to the cold.”

 

 

4. Redheads are rare and get use to being in the spotlight 

Why blend in when you can stand out with you fiery red mane? The natural redheaded population accounts for only two percent (2%) worldwide according to the book Red: A History of the Redhead by Jacky Colliss Harvey. This is because the redhead gene is recessive, meaning both parents must carry the gene in order to pass it onto their child. Since redheads are so rare, they’re also use to sticking out in a crowd. It may take time, but most redheads get use to being in the spotlight and shine.

Listen to the How to be a Redhead podcast, S2, Ep16: Super Interesting History of Red Hair with Guest, Jacky Colliss Harvey:

5. Redheads are extra confident

We redheads are extra confident because we learn very early in life how to deal with being different. This unique trait provides extra confidence and truly captivates everyone.

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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