Why is your hair that color?
Your natural hair color is closely related to your skin color, which is governed by the same melanin pigment.
The number of melanin granules in the cortex of the hair and the shape of the granules determine your natural hair color.
In most cases the melanin granules are elongated in shape and people who have a large number of elongated melanin granules in the cortex, will have natural black hair.
Slightly fewer elongated granules will have natural brown hair and those with even less will have natural blonde hair.
Spherical or oval granules will give you natural red hair and a mixture of both will result in a rich, reddish brown hair color.
Your natural hair color darkens with age but, at some stage in our lives the pigment formation slows down and silvery-grey hairs start to appear.
Eventually, the production of melanin stops completely and your hair becomes colorless or what is normally termed as grey.
Albinos, have no melanin granules when they are born and their hair is pure white.
Natural Brunette Hair Color
Brunettes look good with precision bobs that are cut to increase the volume in the hair.
Sandra Bullock and Jessica Alba are natural brunettes and modern myth puts the brunette firmly ahead in the marriage stakes.
Anita Loos, the author of the novel and play Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, wrote a sequel entitled ‘But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes’. The film studio dropped the first word from the title and filmed ‘Gentlemen Marry Brunettes’, starring Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain.
If Brown hair is your natural hair color then you have the second most common hair color, with black being the most common shade.
The term brunette is the feminine of the French brunet, which is a diminutive of brun or brune, meaning brown.
Natural Blonde Hair Color
This Natural Blonde looks good with her hair quickly styled by scrunch-drying to achieve maximum volume.
Gentlemen prefer blondes, so the saying goes and a popular belief is that blondes have more fun, which is probably why blonded is the most popular hair colorant.
A great many actresses have played characters labelled as “dumb blondes”, famously including Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, Jayne Mansfield, Marie Wilson, Judy Holiday (most notably in her Academy Award winning role in Born Yesterday), Suzanne Somers (primarily for her role as Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company) and Goldie Hawn.
The film Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon featured the blonde natural hair color stereotype as a centerpiece of its plot.
Natural Redhead Hair Color
Red hair looks good either straight or curly. To create movement in long hair, mist with styling lotion and set it on shapers. Twist each hair before winding to achieve a more fulsome curl.
Thick straight hair can be left to dry naturally and finished with a shine serum.
Blondes may have more fun but redheads have more sex, according to recent research.
The sex lives of women with red hair were clearly more active than those with any other hair colour, with more partners and having sex more often than the average.
The research shows that the fiery natural redhead certainly lives up to her reputation