Only a very small fraction of the world's population have red hair, somewhere between 1% and 2%. No other hair color is quite as rare so you should feel pretty special to be sporting such unique locks when everyone else is generally saddled with the same old same old. Red hair has always been a little exotic and a little mysterious.
What makes a redhead a redhead? Well, in scientific terms, it's a mutation. On your 16th chromosome, you have something called the MC1R gene, or melanocortin 1 receptor. A mutation of that gene is what leads to red hair and it's also what you have to thank for a pale complexion and freckles. Call it the Ginger Gene if you like, but it's where everything gets started. That may be the source of your ginger powers on a genetic level, but there's more to being a redhead than simple genes. For a lot of people, it's an attitude. It's part of your identity, how you're seen by the world and how you want to present yourself to the world. So what kind of redhead are? What's going on beyond your fiery roots? Take the quiz and let's find out!
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