10 Facts About Blondes That Will Blow Your Mind Away
Most people classify the perfect blonde hairstyle as that of Marilyn Monroe, but she wasn’t the first person to have such perfect golden hair.
In ancient Rome, women would use pigeon's dung to dye their hair, and in Renaissance Venice, they even used horse urine.
So, My How Book has brought you ten blonde facts that you ought to know if you’re whether a natural born blonde or want to dye your hair sometime soon.
1. Natural blondes are very rare
Of course, you have seen many women and men with blonde hair walking around the park or your hometown.
But, did you know that only 2% of the population of the world have naturally blonde hair?
2. Mutation causes Blonde hair
Our DNA is what makes up small details about us, be it our eye color, skin color and also our hair color.
A study conducted at Stanford University, California shows that having blonde hair is entirely dependent on a letter in our genetic coding.
Blonde people have guanine on their twelfth chromosome, which affects one’s hair follicle.
3. Natural blondes don’t always stay blonde forever
There are people, who have the luck of having blonde hair for the majority of their life.
Since having blonde hair is not a life-long permanent feature, many children who are born with light hair lose it by the time they hit puberty.
It has something to do with natural rising levels of Eumelanin, a natural pigment that causes hair to become darker.
4. There are 30 shades of blonde
Though there might be 50 shades of gray, there’s only 30 shades of blonde. It is true.
Blonde hair has a wide range, from white to dark golden blonde. But having strawberry blonde hair is even rarer.
5. Blondes have luscious hair
An average person has about 120,000 hairs on top of their head, while blonde women have an average of 146,000 hairs.
The reason behind this is that blonde hair tends to be thinner than that of darker hair colors, and thus your scalp can hold more.
6. Men prefer blondes
Many studies have shown that men find blondes more attractive.
The studies also showed that men would most likely pick up blonde women in a bar and help a blonde woman over women with dark hair color.
The Scandinavian Journal of Psychology also found that men think blonde women are more likely to be needy, high-maintenance, and neurotic.
7. Blonde hair goes way back to the 1800 BC
Recent excavations in China’s Taklamakan desert have found mummies from as back as 1800 BC with striking red-blonde hair.
The 5000 years old mummies are believed to have a mixture of eastern European and native Siberian blood.
8. Blonde hair was used to worship the sun
During the time of Proto-Indo-Europeans, blonde hair was connected to the worship of the sun and fire.
Persians plaited their beards with golden threads, and the Assyrians powdered their hair with beautiful clouds of gold dust.
9. The Blonde community
Elizabeth Nietzsche, the sister of the famous philosopher Richard Wagner, selected an entire community of people with light hair and blue eyes.
She then shipped them off to an isolated village in Paraguay to plant the seed of a new race of supermen. The village still exists.
10. The Fairy Tale Hair Color
Blonde hair has been seen throughout fairy tales, which includes Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, and Goldilocks.
In fairy tales, blonde hair often suggests strength, untarnished beauty, youth and high value.
While in contrast, sometimes it is associated with hairy, dark and ugly.