Aaahhh the redheads… You gotta love ‘em. The first thing that may come to mind is the expression “treating someone like a redheaded stepchild” which according to the Urban Dictionary means the following: “With red hair being rare, a child born to non red headed parents was often assumed to be the child of an affair. Thus was treated badly, usually in the form of beatings”. Although we might use the term pretty loosely in present time, unfortunately this kinda stuff actually happened. In ancient times however, ladies with red hair were considered the most beautiful in the land.
According to Wiki, red hair is also referred to as titian or ginger hair and approximately 1% to 2% of the human population has red hair, more commonly in northern and western Europeans. Red hair is associated with fair skin, freckles and sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as “fiery-tempered”, though cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration.
Red hair is also considered the rarest natural hair color in humans. The pale skin associated with red hair may be of advantage in far-northern climates where sunlight is scarce, as studies suggest that lighter skin pigmentation prevents rickets (softening of bones in children potentially leading to fractures and deformity) in colder latitudes by encouraging higher levels of Vitamin D production and allowing the individual to retain heat better than someone with darker skin.Other studies suggested that the vividness and rarity of red hair may lead to its becoming desirable in a partner and becoming more common through sexual selection. So let’s check the most beautiful redheads we have had the pleasure of knowing and watching.