It seems that people have a lot of questions about redheads, both about our ginger hair and our mysterious ways; all of which they feel can be answered by Google. I’ve hopped over to review the most frequently asked questions about gingers, so I can provide some quick-fire answers. Here is what people are burning to know (pun intended)…
Somewhat, we feel thermal pain more acutely, especially cold temperatures. There is also some research around redheads requiring more anaesthesia.
We can do, but many go from red to white. This process is actually called achromotrichia.
What? Yes, but using more sunscreen helps keep the wrinkles at bay.
Basically, no. But we might bruise more.
I don’t agree with wardrobe rules for redheads – wear whatever looks good and embrace the RED!
Red is the most resilient pigment in hair, so it’s a tough one to dye, but with determination it can be done (though it’d be a shame).
Wow. Hmmmm, no.
Oh, you little charmer! It might have something to do with genetic rarity.
Redheads have a few subtle physiological differences, along with the obvious ones (flaming locks), but essentially we’re the same.
Because we’re a minority, only 2% of the world!
I’m seeing a pattern here.
If both partners carry a mutation of the MC1R gene then a little ginger may be born.
Our skin makes them to protect itself from UV rays, so they’re our version of a tan.
When two redheads love each other very much (even if they’re Secret Gingers)…
Why is the world so obsessed with gingers tanning? To be fair, this might have been asked by many a teenage redhead hoping to bronze. There’s no secret formula, either your skin gets brown in the sun or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, no biggie, be proud and porcelain.
Roux (as in La Roux, remember her?).
Bean Rua (woman) or Fear Rua (man).
Oh, I know this one! People.
This would be opening a can of worms.
Adapting, standing out, and other skills across the standard human spectrum.
If (and that’s a bit ‘if’) the recessive ginger gene is affected by climate change, then it would take many hundreds of years to see a decline. At the moment it’s just a theory that we don’t believe.
It should be summer 2018 – one question, why only wavy red hair?
We can’t actually control that.