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Being born with natural red hair is like winning the lottery — it's HARD AF. Unicorns, Parents, Feelings, Winning The Lottery, Parenting, Facts About, Facts, Born, Fun Facts

We’re the goldilocks (so to speak) of the hair world. The genes and timing have to be just right in order to even stand a chance of producing one of us. At the very minimum, both parents have to be carriers of the mutated MC1R redhead gene. And by “carrier,” I mean that red hair is recessive, so even if you aren’t a red, you could be carrying that gene. Here’s how the math of making a baby red works: if one of the parents is a redhead and the other isn’t, but carries the redhead gene…

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DNA lab in Scotland. A company called ScotlandsDNA claims that all people with the red hair gene can be traced back to the first person with that feature, meaning all people with red hair are at least loosely related. Many articles are stating that all redheads are linked to the comedianne, Carrot Top, but we think it’s a lot more fabulous to state that all redheads are related to the talented and beautiful, Julianne Moore. Don’t you think so? Celebrities, Redheads, Hair Beauty, Red Hair Don't Care, Redhead Quotes, 50 Shades, Women, Red Hair Gene, Most Beautiful Women

..Well, not just Julianne Moore. You're also related to every other person who carries the variants of the red hair gene. A company called ScotlandsDNA claims all people with the red hair gene can be traced back to the first person with that feature; meaning all people with red hair are at least loosely related. And when they say 'loosely', that means very loose. Generational gaps of hundreds of thousands of years typically do not constitute being 'related' but you get the point. The study…

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