The History of Red Hair

The Ravishing (and Often Disturbing) History of Red Hair

The History of Red Hair

Only one percent of the human population has naturally red hair, but the myths, stereotypes, and beliefs surrounding the color are incredibly varied. Humans have been obsessed with redheads since the mutation that causes the color showed up between 20,000 and 100,000 years ago, and the fascination hasn't waned with time. Check out the amazing history of red hair and find out which cultures would worship your ginger hair, and which might burn you at the stake.

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