I have and always will be totally envious of anyone with red hair. REAL red hair. I have died my hair red many times, and take it from me, it just isn't the same. Let me explain- The red color molecule is the smallest color molecule. When you color your hair, it goes into the hair shaft all nice and comfy, but is so small that the first time you wash your hair, it just can't hold itself into the shaft for very long and your red gorgeous hair fades so very fast. It just isn't fair!
I know many red heads and I have always secretly (and sometimes not so secretly) been totally jealous of their hair color. (I know, I shouldn't covet.) However, for some reason, red hair has so many myths and stigmas about it. This book is fascinating if you want to know more about redheads. Like, did you know that red hair actually stems from a genetic mutation?!
Ok, I digress, I want to introduce you to three of my favorite Ginger beauties. I asked them to answer a few questions and send some pictures to help us better understand the power of red hair. I am sure that once you read the very creative and funny answers and look at the gorgeous pictures, you too will have red hair envy.
1. Have you always and forever loved your red hair, or have you ever wanted to or tried to die it?I consider my hair to be strawberry-blond, not red. And strawberry-blond hair, in my opinion, is even more coveted than red hair. So, at the risk of sounding SUPER vain, yes, I have always loved my hair color. I even wrote a journal entry about my hair in high school and how it was one of my best traits. And by the way, hair isn't even a trait, it's a feature, but I was in high school and obviously not very bright.The only times I died it were my junior/senior year of high school. And it was stupid. I used a box from the grocery store and it only made my hair orange/red. I was never brave enough to try and dye it black or brown, at least not from a box. I was always told that I would NEVER get my natural strawberry-blond hair color back and I didn't want to risk it. Having said that, I do sometimes envy girls, like yourself Mallory, that can pretty much rock any hair-style and color and pull it off. I just don't think it's my asethitic to have any other hair color. Sometimes I do get bored with it, but in the end, I just don't think I would ever do anything crazy to it in fear of never getting my natural hair color back.2. If you have died it, what was the reactions of others?See question #1, never really died it. If I did dye it, I think my Dad would die! He loves my hair! Sounds funny, but it's true.3. Do you secretly hate it when you see people (ie, me) try to copy your God given color by dying their hair?I don't secretly hate it when people try to copy my hair color. I am actually flattered.4. Were you or are you now teased for your hair color?I was never teased for my hair color. The only thing I can think of involving hair and teasing is Anne of Green Gables. Love that movie! I was teased for other things, but never my hair. Perhaps I wouldn't feel so confidant about my hair color had I grown up being teased about it.5. Do you think it is true what they say about red heads have a lower pain tolerance?I was told red-heads feel pain more than any other color of hair, but not all have the same pain tolerance. And I believe that I have a high-tolerance of pain. So, I guess I don't think it's true. Maybe I like to think I'm tougher than I really am.6. Do you think that it is actually the Gingers, and not the Blondes that have more fun?To me, that's based on personality, not hair color.7. Would you guess that it is harder to be a redheaded boy or redheaded girl, or does it matter?Of course it matters! I can probably name on two hands the amount of good-looking/hot red-headed men that exist in our world. So, I think it's way harder to be a red-headed boy than girl, as far as looks go. I think red-headed boys have more of an awkward stereotype than red-headed girls.