Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Red Headed Jen

I am a red head. I have red hair, fair skin, and freckles. I am classic red head! It can be both a blessing and a curse. My red headedness prevents me from getting a tan. But it also makes me very unique and different. An article was sent to me today that told me some facts about myself that I did not know!!

*Scientific studies show that red heads report a higher rate of bruising.

*Fair-skinned red heads lack the melanin needed to prevent a sunburn.

*Studies have shown that red heads are more sensitive to thermal pain and heat. (THIS IS WHY I AM NOT COMFORTABLE LYING OUT IN THE SUN ALL DAY!)
*Red heads require a greater amount of anesthesia in surgery.

*Queen Elizabeth I was a red head

*Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) is a famous (fictional) red head who once said, "My hair matches my temper." She is my favorite :)
*In the middle ages, red heads were thought to have the mark of the devil. Nice
*6% of America is red headed.

*Only 4% of the world is red headed
* Red hair is a recessive trait.

*Red hair is thought to produce a fiesty or hot tempered personality. (I already knew that one!)
Anyways, I just thought those were interesting. You blondies and brunettes don't have that many interesting facts about your hair color, now do ya? :)


  1. Hi Jen!

    Thank you so much for visiting me! I love when new people stop by and leave a comment, too! I like your blog!

    Interesting facts about red heads! Thanks for sharing! Some of my favorite people are red heads!

    Have a good day!
    Angie xoxo

  2. I want that many facts about brunettes! How fun!!

    LOVE YOU!!

  3. Oh that was neat and you are so cute!
    I am naturally a brunette but I dye my hair red and LOVE IT!!
    Once I bought a Feria brand and ended up with Magenta hair - that was fun - hehe
    I am Irish so I am fiesty and I figured that red hair was more appropriate for me :)
    Much love,