We have different hair colors. Sometimes, you can hear people who say that they cannot relate to the hair color that has been given to them by nature: ‘I don’t feel like a brunette!’. They dye their hair and claim that it represents their personality much better and that they can only feel well with that very color.
Are hairdos and colors that much representative of who we are? If you were to sit in a salon and hear people explaining why they need to change their colors, you would decidedly answer YES.
Even the society meets people according to hair color. A short survey among men run by Men’s Health identified that the respondents were inclined to help a blonde more eagerly than a brunette when seeing them struggling.
Brunettes, on the other way are favorites at the job interviews. As many as 67% of the interviewed CEOs said they would be more likely to give the job to a brunette, according to a survey from Daily Mail. To support the tendency were 31% of the blondes who said they died their hair to darker colors to get ahead at work and it worked. It was not before dying their hair that they got a promotion.
What your hair color says about you
Redheads associated with fun and often considered drama-queens. They are passionate and fiery just as their hair color. Studies showed that both natural and died redheads have a higher sense of self-respect. Surveys showed that the redheads easily tie relationships but they have the tendency to end their romantic stories just as fast.
Dark brown and black haired women are considered hard-working people. They would rather go for long-term relationships. Mysterious and meditative are the main qualities attributed to these people, in association with the black hair color.
Youth and femininity are the first things you think of when trying to relate characteristics to blondes. Another survey ran by people who want to know how the life as a blonde was showed that the divorce rate is the highest in this category. To debate the ‘blondes are dumb’ jokes, scientists have even analyzed blondes’ DNA smaples to notice that the hair color can be altered by changing one single letter, so there is no way the genetic color would actually be an identifier of the level of intelligence. However, being blonde and treated ‘accordingly’ might trigger this characteristic.
Of course the list of colors does not end here. There are people who die their hair in blue, green, purple… you name it! That is a wish to stand out and attract attention. You can also analyze the interpretation of their choice in the general color palette.
Besides the color, there are so many different styles in which you can arrange your hair. There are specialists who can judge a bit about your past and present by analyzing your hairdo, and you’ll never know that the person you are talking to believes you had a troubled teenagehood just because your hairline is wavy. Or at least that was what I found in a compilation made by Cosmopolitan.
Why do Africans and Asians Have Just Black Hair While Europeans Have So Many Shades?
Our ancestors had black hair. The blonde hair and light skin that is so popular in the North developed because the organisms adapted to the lack of sun. Being fair-skinned let them filter more D-vitamin from the scarce sun-rays. As the dark colors depend on the melanin levels in the body, losing color in the skin was followed by the hair color becoming lighter. The Southern people preserved their pigmented skin and color-rich hair.
Surprisingly, on the Solomon Islands there are people with black skin and blonde hair. Natural! Their complexion baffled the scientists. It has been concluded that their diet of the blonde island inhabitants in combination with exposure to the sun resulted in such an unexpected look. Apparently, they also have a gene that is responsible for 5-10% of the population being blonde, but it is different from the one that accounts for the blonde hair in Europe.