Are you raising a beautiful redhead?
It turns out that not only are your baby’s flamed-coloured locks a rare and striking feature (only 2% of the world’s population are ginger), but your little one has some pretty incredible genetic superpowers.
Unfortunately, we’re not talking about superpowers like having eyes that laser through walls or anything like that – but these traits are still pretty special.
Check them out below…
Redheads have some pretty awesome genetic superpowers – here are 10 of them:
1. They need less vitamin D
Redheads are able to create their own vitamin D in a shorter amount of time than non-redheads. Those with low levels of vitamin D could end up with conditions such as rickets, diabetes and arthritis.
2. They have a higher pain threshold
Research has shown that gingers can tolerate up to 25% more pain! In fact, a study by the University of Louisville found that redheads need 20% more general anesthetic to go under when they are having surgery! Wowsers.
3. Red hair can occur in any ethnicity
It isn’t just the Scottish and Irish who have red hair. Auburn tresses can be found in African, Hawaiian and even Polynesian countries. In fact, any ethnicity.
4. Red hair is thicker than other colours
Each strand on a redhead is thicker than other hair shades, but gingers have less hair (90,000 strands) while blondes have 110,000 and brunettes 140,000.
5. Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest combo in the world
If your baby has blue eyes and red hair then they’re pretty unique! The majority of redheads have brown eyes, hazel or green.
6. Ginger haired people can change temperature quickly
Research says redheads are more sensitive to hot and cold and can tell when the temperature is going to change. That’s a pretty handy superpower!
7. Auburn-haired people are often left-handed
It’s common for those with the gene for red hair to also be left-handed.
8. They won’t go grey when they’re older
Red hair never turns grey, it just fades over time and can turn blonde or white but never grey.
9. Redheads have a great sense of humour
Clowns often have red hair and this is because ginger-haired people were seen as funnier.
10. People love seeing redheads
In 2014, 30% of TV commercials featured a redhead. In fact, CBS showcased a ginger haired person every 106 seconds.
That’s a lot when only 2% of the world’s population has the ginger gene.
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Be the best Healthy Mummy you can be!
Our Challenge is designed by mums FOR MuMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.
The Challenge is home to customizable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises mums can do AT HOME.
To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.