11 Outstanding Reasons Why Redheads Are Different From Others

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Red is not a typical color and it has that catchy vibe that is bound to attract others even from far. Redhead locks no matter how different, have an exotic vibe that is hard to ignore. They have some exclusive features that make them the subject of many mythological stories and old tales.

Here are some unique facts about redheads that will give you the reason why these people are so special.

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#1 Red is a very rare color

Less than 2% of the world’s population has red hair which is a result of the muted MC1R gene. The parents of redheads don’t have to have red hair themselves but if both of them carry the gene, the child has a 25% chance of getting red locks.

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#3 Redhead can happen in any ethnicity

Although this hair color appears more frequently in people of northern or western European descent, any population can find redheads among them.

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#8 They can resist pain better than others

Thanks to the MC1R gene, they have a higher pain threshold. This gene releases a chemical called pheomelanin, which blocks the brain’s receptivity to pain.

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#9 They are less likely to develop prostate cancer

Studies published by the British Journal of Cancer revealed that men with red hair were 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer.

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#10 They feel the temperature in a different way

According to research, redheads are more sensitive to hot and cold, so they feel the temperature in a different way.

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#11 They produce their own vitamin D

Due to their lower melanin-concentration, they can sufficiently absorb vitamin D. This means that Redheads produce their own when exposed to low light conditions.

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