Being A Redhead Is Pretty Awesome

Let's be honest — at some point in your a life, a redhead has come along and made you think about dying your locks. BuzzFeed broke down facts about redheads in a new video, and now it makes complete sense why you've always wanted the look. It turns out that there are some beauty benefits to being a natural ginger — and I should know because I am one.

Sure, there are downsides to having red hair. People call you lots of creative names (thanks, South Park) and you get stared at a lot. Thanks to BuzzFeed's video, us redheads can now laugh in the face of everyone who mocked us. As it turns out, there are also some major benefits to being born with this hue. Not only can we handle a little more teasing better than our blonde and brunette counterparts, but we'll also be the last to go grey!

It sounds crazy to think that just being born with red hair can have such a substantial effect on your beauty routine, but it's completely true. I like to think of my hair as my superhero power. It makes me strong, resilient, and interesting — you don't get that from a bottle! Here's a breakdown of all the unique facts about red hair that BuzzFeed unearthed for their videos.

1. We've Got Lots Of Hair

While this means that it's harder for us to nail short looks, it also means that we can do more with our locks. We've got hair for days, without having to resort to treatments or special products. We really were just born this way!

2. We Handle Pain Better

We might need more anesthesia at the dentist, but there are also some benefits to this fact. Redheads actually handle pain better and develop a higher tolerance because of it. What does this have to do with beauty? We can out-last you when it comes to styling our hair in ways that tug at the scalp!

3. We Don't Need Much Sun

Because redheads are more efficient at making Vitamin D, we don't need to spend much time in the sun and are therefore able to protect our skin.

4. We're Rare

Redheads don't have to do much to stand out — after all, we make up only 1-2 percent of the population according to the video.

5. It Takes Us Longer To Go Grey

This one's a pretty obvious benefit, and I can attest to it. My great grandma, grandma, mom, and I have red hair. My great grandma didn't grey until she turned 70 and my grandma is currently just starting to sprout silvery strands at the age of 68. So yeah, we win.

But don't worry! There's still hope that someone in your family will be blessed with red hair.

According to BuzzFeed, the redhead gene can carry on for generations without you even knowing it. All you have to do is meet the right person you could have a ginger baby of your own.

BuzzFeed also notes that, contrary to prior belief, red heads are not going extinct. You're stuck with us forever. Muahaha!

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