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 Jazzythecat
Joined: 8/17/2008
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That is true about the Ancient Vikings being red heads.

The freckles thing depends on if it's sun damage and what color your skin type is. You know how some people have that red headed coloring look to their skin, yet they are not red heads. Well, there are red heads that their skin color could go with any hair color.

By dark brown eyes, I mean they are so dark brown, that you can barely see, if see them at all, the black pupils, that is how deep dark brown they are.

My cousin is a red head...(the carrot top), she doesn't tan, and has hazel green eyes with freckles. She had 6 kids...none with red hair..all dark brown. Her granddaughter has red hair and looks just like her.

My other cousin has strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes, pale skin, no freckles at all. She tans a little. Her parents and siblings all have dark hair.

I have reddish, golden dirty blonde hair, dark brown eyes, light olive colored skin and I tan. My parents and brother have dark hair and dark brown eyes.

The rest of the family is all dark haired, olive skinned and they tan....they get dark. It was the family joke, that it must have been the milk man. We got tired of that joke and did lots of research on the genetics of red hair. There are about 80 relatives and only 3 red heads. So we red heads banned together to figure it out.

In my family the red hair skips a generation or two. My great grandmother was a red head. There are no red headed men that we know of.
 Jazzythecat
Joined: 8/17/2008
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Posted: 8/26/2008 6:19:19 PM
Another little interesting tid bit. Men who do not have red hair, yet their mother was a red head, will more often then not, have a reddish beard. Genetically that means, they carry the recessive gene and can only pass it on.
 avwrench
Joined: 1/24/2005
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Posted: 8/26/2008 6:21:47 PM
One thing I've noticed about the reds I've known, is that they're way prettier than they think they are. I guess all that teasing they got as kids made 'em way more humble than they should have been...lol One gal I worked with stunned me literally speechless the first few times I saw her. She'd come up to ask me something, and I'd see that face, framed by that hair and all I could do was stammer something ... Then she'd walk away lookin' at me like I was nuts....lol I finally had to tell her," I'm really not a gibbering moron, it's just that you're the most beautiful woman I've ever met, and you're absolutely stunning." She laughed like I was crazy, but the next time she waited 'til I got my voice back.
 Amandasanurse
Joined: 8/21/2008
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Posted: 8/26/2008 7:43:05 PM
Aww that's sweet :) I'm sure that is why redheads don't realize it though...years of torment
 outstanding4u
Joined: 12/20/2006
Msg: 305
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Posted: 8/26/2008 8:16:35 PM
Maybe the following has something to do with it, taking into consideration the different sensations of "touch" or "sensitivity" that some people have. For example, blondes have the finest hair of all and the most follicles, thus giving it a silky, smooth and soft feel.

Hair Density, Numbers of Hairs, Rate of growth
The average human scalp measures approximately 120 sq. inches (770 sq.cm).
The hair covering varies numerically according to hair colour and ethnicity.

Hair growth
Each strand of hair has a root and a shaft. The root and a small section of the shaft lie in the follicle, just below the surface of the scalp. At the bottom of each follicle, is a projection called the papilla, which contains the artery that nourishes the root. The papilla manufactures the keratin, or protein. As new cells form around it, the old cells fall away and die. These dead cells are gradually pushed up out of the follicle and become part of the hair shaft.
Hair grows at a rate of about 1-1.5cm per month, faster in summer than in winter and more at night than in the daytime. Hair is lubricated by the sebaceous glands or oil glands. The anagen phase is when a new hair is produced and lasts for about 4 years. At the catagen phase, the production of cells slows down considerably before stopping completely; this lasts for about 3-4 weeks.
Next comes the telogen phase when the hair follicle retracts and its base moves up towards the surface of the scalp. A new hair now grows regularly and expels the old one. Every hair follicle has an average of 25 cycles in its 4-year lifespan. If we constantly lose hair every few months on the same place, once the 25 cycles are up, no more hair will grow in that particular spot again.

Caucasian hair type.
Blonde 146000 hairs, diameter measuring 1/1500th - 1/500th in.
Black 110000 hairs, diameter measuring 1/400th - 1/250th in.
Brunettes 100000 hairs, diameter infinitely variable
Titian (Red 86000 hairs, diameter infinitely variable

Afro hair type: Colour is predominately black. Hairshafts are multi helixal with a wool-like character. Healthy individuals possess between 50000-110000 scalp hairs.

Mongolian (Asian) hair type: Possessed by the greatest numbers of people worldwide. Hairshafts are predominately straight. Colour is predominately black. Regional variations exist, but healthy individuals possess an estimated 80000-140000 scalp hairs.

Hair structure
Even though all of us may have hair that looks different, we have one thing in common, that is the structure of our hair. Each strand consists of three layers: cuticle, cortex and medulla.
The cuticle is the top layer of hair. Like the skin, it is made up of a protein called keratin. It is transparent but very strong. It is layered fish-like scales and helps the cuticle protect the next layer. These scales can have as many as 7 overlapping strata, or as few as 3, bound together with a putty like substance. The cuticle reflects light, giving the hair its luster. If the cuticle is damaged, hair is dull and lacks luster.
The cortex is the thickest part of the hair strands and makes up more than 75% of the hair, providing strength and elasticity. In addition to determining the hair's texture, it's contains pigment granules that determine the color of our hair. Coarse hair contains more cortex and less cuticle than fine hair. The medulla is at the center of the hair. However very little is known about the biological function of this layer.

What does that say about people that prefer red heads ? You decide, but in general, red heads generally have the most "coarse" hair of all.

Personally speaking, I find that when I have the hair of a red head in contact with my skin it causes irritation, but then I can't wear wool either !
 Amandasanurse
Joined: 8/21/2008
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Posted: 8/26/2008 8:48:53 PM
My hair is fine and soft; everyone in my families is, but i do agree and notice that most redheads is more towards the coarse side of things. Hmm....interesting Thanks for sharing
 MY OH MY
Joined: 10/11/2007
Msg: 307
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Posted: 8/26/2008 8:58:49 PM

diameter infinitely variable

My big bro has like baby hair, my sister really nice and thick, and mine is somewhere in the middle.

Dr. Phil had a show on people that have physical reactions (like hives and itching) to people and it turns out it is all in their head.
 Jazzythecat
Joined: 8/17/2008
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Posted: 8/26/2008 9:03:16 PM
Very interesting. We have learned more about hair then anything else on this site.

I have very thick hair and not because it's course. I just have many hair folicles on my head. Every hair dresser comments on it, then curses under their breath if they have to wash and style it. It's what is known in the trades as heavy hair. They tell me I have enough hair for 2 people.
 ice_cream_dream2
Joined: 6/17/2008
Msg: 309
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Posted: 8/26/2008 9:43:39 PM
according to south park people with red hair are called the ginger kids, or fire crotches, or dam looks like a pack of fire ants down there, or dam i wanna beat them like a red headed step child,,or they must have the fighting spirit of the irish in them an can out drink a Russian,hey don't get mad at me just talking about what i've heard an hear,ok in the meantime some poeple like red heads an find them sexy an attractive everybody has thier own preferances an knows what turns them on..


to each thier own..
 CanUImpressMe
Joined: 8/19/2008
Msg: 310
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Posted: 8/26/2008 10:23:26 PM
In my family, there is at least one person, usually more, in each generation that has red hair. Both of my kids have red hair, my dad and one of his brothers as well as thier mother are redheads and.....well you get the point.

I have very dark red hair. No carrot-top, strawberry blonde or auburn. I think there are too many shades of red to be able to put them into only those 3 catagories. I don't fit into any of them.

As for the kind of attention I got when I was young from other kids....not always so nice. I think they were just jealous. They only wished they looked as good as a redhead.



 Jazzythecat
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Posted: 8/26/2008 10:36:21 PM
Genetically there are only 3 recessive red haired genes. RR...Rh..rr.

Within each of those 3 catagories you have various shades. But there are only those 3 catagories.

RR...is the carrot top shades

Rh...is the auburn shades

rr...is the strawberry blonde shades

I have no idea how many shades are in each one of those catagories. Only your hairdresser knows for sure.
 lvtk
Joined: 8/4/2008
Msg: 312
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Posted: 8/27/2008 9:58:52 AM
What is this pain between the sheets crap? Why do some people judge me on the color of my hair for pity sake???
 lvtk
Joined: 8/4/2008
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Posted: 8/27/2008 10:23:27 AM
I agree with the intense, fiery part, and yes, do not piss me off, but what is with the dirty, nasty part?
 Marky64
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 314
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Posted: 8/27/2008 6:53:32 PM
I know I am a late comer to this thread but I totally agree with you, dane x(way back near the start of this thread). Most stereotypes ARE founded in truth and this is No exception. Redheads are very much more prone to psychosis; from mild to bunny boiler! No joke. She wasn't called Pippy Long"stalking" for nothing... Though in all honesty, I found that redheads are chock- full of a distinct fury that manifests itself in the most intense, passionate, and flat-out enthusiastic intimacy a guy could ever have the fortune to limp away from. <img src=http://www.plentyoffish.com/smiles/icon_201.gif border=0>
 bigshrek
Joined: 11/15/2007
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Posted: 8/27/2008 10:45:48 PM
I've found FAR more psychotic Dye-Job-Blondes than I EVER have redheads or any other color. Sad thing is the blondes tend towards stupid...as in "Artificial Lobotomy" stupid. I think the bleach melts their brains.

My favorites amongst redheads have always been the Female Marines. Those gals...lovely and Dangerous!!
 me_me_me_pick_me
Joined: 11/25/2007
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Posted: 8/28/2008 3:56:52 AM
Do you guys remember in the original Superman movie I think it was, there were criminals on Superman's home planet and Superman's dad, none other then Marlon Brando, banished these criminals into this glass plate thingy and launched them into outer space?

Well that's where redheads should go too!
 jus dave
Joined: 5/22/2007
Msg: 317
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Posted: 8/28/2008 6:22:24 AM
^^^^^gee- i dunno- while you were watching superman, THIS redhead was out running successful companies and retired at age 50 ...hmmm-

just sayin'...


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 Amandasanurse
Joined: 8/21/2008
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Posted: 8/28/2008 8:29:06 AM
me_me_me_pick_me.....
I personally think they should launch your ass out there....also just sayin'

I'm extremely hard to piss off but ignorance (and bad drivers) does it for me. If you have rude comments keep them to yourself.
 Cynderella
Joined: 3/8/2007
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Posted: 8/28/2008 9:21:44 AM
And all this time I have covered up my red hair...

Damn I missed the boat again...
 Coach_reds
Joined: 9/15/2007
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Posted: 8/28/2008 10:15:24 AM
red heads are the minority now but we will take over .....

as for texture of the hair I have course auburn hair and at one point had a fro, yes it was a fill fledged fro, that was braided a few times

steve
 good guy75
Joined: 3/25/2008
Msg: 321
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Posted: 8/28/2008 10:17:57 AM
all the men out thee who have dated red heads they know the deal.
 Coach_reds
Joined: 9/15/2007
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Posted: 8/28/2008 12:33:58 PM
<==== hasn't had the chance
 frontpagepic
Joined: 2/26/2007
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Posted: 8/30/2008 5:01:34 AM

And all this time I have covered up my red hair... Damn I missed the boat again...


Well, Cynderella, if you missed that boat then I would rather be on shore with you.
 strawberry creme
Joined: 7/9/2008
Msg: 324
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Posted: 8/30/2008 8:10:03 AM
I can' t help wondering if guys who go for red hair in a big way are a little bit wierd. Personally I couldn't go for a bloke with red hair, and think that men who tell me they've had numerous girlfiends with red hair are just racking up the numbers. Is it kinky or something? I just don't get it.
Grew up hating my hair, standing out from the crowd, not being able to fade into the background, Got teased mercilessly, name calling etc.
These days it's faded a little, but I still stand out in the crowd, and now get guys who, it seems to me, want to date me so they can see if I have 'matching collar and cuffs'.
 anniethegreat
Joined: 7/23/2008
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Posted: 8/31/2008 5:00:36 PM
As a red headed woman I have asked guys what the big deal was and I get...exotic, sexy, challenging, different, and of course they want to see if we're better in bed than most women. I always get complements on my hair and sometimes just stares. As a child I wanted brown hair so I could fit in but I never felt ugly for it, Im the youngest in a family of 5 red head kids. Of course I got called names but it goes away as people get older and now people rarely even make the Little Orphan Annie connection. So I say embrace your beauty and individuality!
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