Red hair is the rarest of all, with the possible exception of pure white
albinos. It is the hair that most turns the head of the opposite sex,
with less than five per cent of the population blessed with the color.
In many cases, the bearers of natural red hair have fallen for the
underlying reputation, and demonstrate explosive and fiery
The reputation, however, comes more from the Irish culture in which
redheads predominate. When the Vikings were heading to the new land,
they raided Ireland and kidnapped many Irish women, which then became a
large part of their genetic makeup, and remains to this day significant
in Scandinavian countries and Iceland.
The really tough redhead has a wiry curly hair and is equally blessed by
an abundance of freckles. She is considered by some to be the
"alternate blonde" or the "new blonde" as she is thought to be a cross
between the stable but moderate brunette and the giddy and oftentimes
The redhead wants to have fun and to be noticed, and it's a lot easier
for her. She has the choice of many suitors and doesn't have to do much
chasing. She is strong and energetic and rarely is there a redhead
who appears weak and disadvantaged. She doesn't need anyone to carry
her books or open doors, but she is no scowling feminist.
The redhead is one of the ancient ones, coming from one of the lost
tribes. The color lends itself to many other colors and styles, and the
quality of the hair is shiny and sometimes iridescent.
The beauty who has chosen to become red is a study in social myths. She
has become dynamic and mysterious upon adoption of the colored tresses.
Watch for a new redhead to develop and project a personality that even
she was unaware that she bore. Where the majority of women may seek the
innocence and gentleness of a blonde, the choice to become a redhead is
a strong flag to the romantics.