St.Patrick’s Day is celebrated the world over, and not just by those of Irish descent either. Did you know that originally, blue was the color associated with St.Patrick? These days the wearing of green is more commonly associated with this popular event and if you happen to have red hair, even better!
Ireland has the highest per capita percentage of redheads in the world. It’s those strong Celtic roots. If you are blessed, and we do mean blessed, to have natural red hair then you have struck it lucky! You are indeed a most rare and beautiful breed and make up only 1 to 2% of the world’s population
Rarest Hair Colors in the World
These days, it’s increasingly common for men and women to dye their hair. All colors of the rainbow are acceptable. But it’s difficult, without extremely frequent trips to the salon, to completely hide the telltale signs of your natural hair color. Roots have a way of revealing the truth.
Many true hair colors have been disclosed during the 2020 global pandemic. Who knew there was a redhead in your marketing department? While it might be difficult to guess your work colleagues natural color, it sure is a lot of fun trying!
Statistically it’s hard to pinpoint with any degree of accuracy what percentage of the global population has which hair color. There are numerous shades in between. But roughly speaking hair is broken down into four main categories; black, brown, blond and red.
The Truth about Hair Color
It’s estimated that 75-85% of the world’s population has black to very dark brown hair.
Geographic distribution is most common in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe and the Americas.
Most common shades include Deep Brunette, Soft Black, Raven Black and Jet Black.
Our research confirms that about 11% of the world’s population has brunette hair.
Geographic distribution is most common in Europe, America, Australian, Canada and Asia.
Most common shades are Light Brown, Dark Chestnut Brown, Milk Chocolate Brown and Deep Brunette.
If you’re a natural blonde then you’re an exclusive group of less than 3% of the population.
You’re most likely to be of Northern European descent.
Popular shades include Ash Blond, Platinum Blond, Dirty Blond, Golden Blond and Honey Blond.
And finally, the rarest hair color is red, at below 2% of the world’s population.
Your ancestors are likely to herald from the British Isles – notably Ireland and Scotland – although small pockets of redheads have been found in southern Europe.
You could be a Bright Copper or a Fiery Auburn, a Deep Burgundy or a Strawberry Blond shade. But either way, you have definitely inherited the luck of the Irish!
Caring for Colored Hair
No matter what your natural or dyed hair color, Number 4 High Performance Hair Care loves you all with our color protecting formulas.
Our products are 100% Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sulfate & Sodium Chloride Free and Paraben Free too. Lucky for you! So whether you’re a rare breed redhead or a prevalent deep brunette, we’ve got you covered with our anti-aging, color protecting, tangle free formulas.
In celebration of St.Patrick’s Day this year, you can all strike it LUCKY!
Simply use the code FREEBRUSH when you spend over $75 on hair products and you’ll receive a FREE detangling brush. So even if you do wake up in the morning looking like the Disney Princess Merida, you can leave for work as flowy and full of body as Rapunzel!