They're fiery and dangerous, or they're clownish and weak. They're total geeks in public, but they're wild in the bedroom. They don't have souls, so they'll steal yours.
Rep Power: 0. I have always wondered about this I'm curious.
Take a redhead to the beach and they'll leave with skin the color of their hair. Experts have always assumed this tendency towards sunburn means fair-skinned folks can't make much melanin, the pigment that gives us some sun protection. But British researchers say that just isn't so.
If you happen to be in the same group as a fellow red-head everyone assumes you must be related. You have a sense of solidarity with fellow ginges and are tempted to give them a high five as you walk past. On a night out you often get mistaken for Nicola from Girls Aloud, despite the fact you look absolutely nothing like her.
Red hair or ginger hair occurs naturally in one to two percent of the human populationappearing with greater frequency two to six percent among people of Northern or Northwestern European ancestry and lesser frequency in other populations. It is most common in individuals homozygous for a recessive allele on chromosome 16 that produces an altered version of the MC1R protein. Red hair varies in hue from a deep burgundy or bright copperor auburnto burnt orange or red-orange to strawberry blond.
People with fair skin fall to the stereotype that they cannot tan. But the fact is, everyone can brown; it just takes longer for some than it does for others. Tanning is not as simple as just lying on a sandy beach or swinging in a hammock in your backyard and waiting for the sun to do its job though for some people, this is exactly how it works.
Being a redhead myself, some people call us Ginger, not a name that has gone down well with me I am afraid. In the current intense heat which I am not used to, I often wonder why I look lily white in the sun and by night time I am red. An article in the Daily Mail I read today is that redheads are times more able to get a tan than those than actually tan, however there is another chemical in Redheads skin that makes it sensitive so they are unable to actually tan easily.
After 10 years of research, scientists have come up with a drug that could help people tan without exposure to the sun, potentially reducing the risk of skin cancer. The drug stimulates cells that produce the pigment that absorbs ultra-violet light, the researchers said in the US journal Cell Reports published on Tuesday. They stressed that further tests are needed to safeguard against potential side-effects in humans.
Whether you love it or loathe it, there is no disputing ginger hair is something everyone seems to have an opinion on. Proud redheads love how their unusual colouring enables them to stand out in a crowd. However, those who feel afflicted with ginger hair complain their rare colouring makes them an easy target. Whatever your position, these red hot facts about ginger hair are sure to enlighten you.