Growing up, I didn’t notice too many characters on television with red hair. It always made me feel a little different and question if there were more people out there like myself.

It took some time for me to fully embrace being a redhead, and my only regret is wishing that I would have done that sooner.

In honor of National Love Your Red Hair Day, I am giving you my top five reasons as to why being a redhead is totally awesome:

1. Redheads only make up about 2 percent of the population, so you just know that we are super unique.

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2. We have a national day named in our honor! Sorry, but other hair shades do not get this treatment.

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day, redheads!

3. We have a few Disney stars with the coolest most fire-engine-red hair – Ariel & Merida.

4. Redheads have had royal status.

Did you know Queen Elizabeth I was a famous redhead? Yes, we are regal.

5. We know how to stand out in a crowd!

Red hair comes in so many different shades yet each one is completely unique.

Despite having a list of why being a redhead is totally awesome, the more important part is to fully embrace who you are, red hair or not. If you do this, you’re definitely winning.

Rock it like a Redhead

USE CODE: LOVE to receive 20% off your H2BAR Box! Only today in honor of National Love Your Red Hair Day

USE CODE: LOVE to receive 20% off your H2BAR Box! Only today in honor of National Love Your Red Hair Day

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