Scientists Reveal That Redheads Are Actually Genetic Superheroes


Did you know that only about 1 – 2 percent of the population are redheads? One woman, Erin La Rosa has recently published a new book titled: The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red. In her book, she describes that natural red-haired people should be proud of having red hair. She also writes about the biological advantages to being “ginger.”

What Makes a Redhead?

No wonder red heads get so much attention. They are obviously special and rare. The red locks are caused by a gene mutation called MC1R and is related to a pigment called pheomelanin that makes the hair red.

While redhead children may be embarrassed by being different, they should be proud and celebrate being a ginger. After all, they have quite a fun group among them such Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Jessica Chastain, Julianne Moore and fictional characters like Anne of Green Gables and Jessica Rabbit.

Are they really Superheros?

Erin reveals many interesting facts about being a redhead. She points out that they’re the “unicorns of the human world”.

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