What Are The Origins Of Red Hair?

Where Did Redheads Originate From?Accounts of people with red hair can be traced back through history to ancient Greek and Roman periods. Red hair has been found among ancient Chinese and even found to be common among some Polynesian tribes. Overall 1-2% of the population at any given time have red hair with 5-6% of red heads being found in Northern and Western Europe. So where did red hair actually come from?

Red hair is by far the least common natural hair color and the highest concentration of red heads today live in Northern and Western Europe. The largest concentration of red heads can be found in Scotland which boasts a 13% red headed population.

Red hair is actually the result of a genetic mutation which is also responsible for fair skin and freckles. In 2001 research indicated that the gene for red hair possibly began its origins with none other than Neanderthal man. Red hair is actually caused by a mutation in the Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1r), which tells cells to produce either a lighter or darker pigment of melanin called eumelanin. People with the mutation of the MC1r gene actually produce another melanin called Pheomelanin which is responsible for the lighter red/brown pigments.

While medieval beliefs often thought that red heads were the sign of sexual desire and moral degeneration; science has told us that it’s just a mutated gene that produces the fiery red colors of the red head. A far cry from the witches, werewolves and vampires that were once thought to be the cause.


Hair-Raising Facts on Hair

Hair-Raising Facts on HairHave you ever tried to count the hairs on your head? It may seem like a task that you can complete with some time, but chances are you’ll never make it. The average individual has approximately 100,000 hairs on his or her head. This number is the same for both men and women. Do you think that you could count that many tiny hairs?

More on Hair

On an average day an individual will lose 60 to 70 hairs. But don’t worry. Most of those hairs are replaced with new growth. The average person will also regrow about ½ an inch of hair every single month!

Hair on the head is not constantly growing, however. If it did you might see yourself looking like a gorilla and not liking what you are seeing. There are active phases and resting phases. The active phase is known as the anagen phase while the resting phases is known as the telogen phase. The hair comes out of the head during the telogen phase.

Why Do We Have Hair?

Do you have any guesses? Hair protects the skin from harm and irritants. Our entire body is actually covered in hair, although some of it is too fine for us to see. The only exception to this is the palms of the hands and the feet. These two areas do not have any hair on them. Of course, men have more hair than women in most cases.

Hair is something that each and every individual has, and some of us have more than others. Hair plays an important part in how we perceive other people and how they perceive us, so it is no wonder that most people look for ways in which they can prolong the life of their hair, make their hair appear fuller and healthier, and try to regrow hair that has been lost through aging.


Detoxify with L-Cysteine

Detoxify with L-CysteineL-Cysteine is an amino acid that has many great benefits for the human body. It helps to detoxify the body and get rid of impurities. It is also great for the skin, ladies and gentlemen, and can help to repair damage done to it by the environment.

L-Cysteine HCl is a great booster for the immune system, so it’s important that you get this important amino acid in your diet. For the ladies out there, this stuff will even help with your nails to make them stronger and less likely to break. For all of us, it has anti-aging properties, which can slow down the effects of aging on our skin and bodies. It also can protect our bodies from radiation damage from the sun or other sources, like tanning.

L-Cysteine HCl is also a great fat burner, which makes it a favorite of many people who are watching the pounds. It helps people to get rid of extra body fat. Your metabolism will be better if you get this amino acid in your diet. This amino acid can also help people to build muscle and muscle mass, so it’s great in a supplement for people who are looking to bulk up. It’s also a great healer because it helps for your body to heal from wounds faster.

Now, let’s talk about hair. We all care about our hair and want it to grow and we don’t want to lose it. This amino acid actually makes the hair shaft bigger, so that it’s less prone to breakage. This is something that has been proven. If you don’t get enough of this amino acid in your diet, it can cause your hair to become flat, lifeless, or even to fall out. So, eat a lot of brussel sprouts, chicken and eggs to get all of your L-Cysteine daily!


Your Sleeping Position and Hair Loss

Your Sleeping Position and Hair LossWhen it comes to men’s health there are few subjects as touchy as hair loss. It seems that since the first man lost his hair, others have begun looking for ways to avert the problem. Since that time, numerous tales have been developed promising natural ways to prevent hair from falling out. One of the most fantastic of these stories surrounds the myth that the way you sleep actually has influence over the amount of hair that you will lose.

If you have not heard of these myths in the past, it goes something along the lines of sleeping in a certain position will cause the hair on that side to fall out at a faster rate. While there is some good evidence showing that sleep loss or deprivation will lead to hair loss, none of this evidence suggests that your sleep position will have a similar effect. The people that tell these stories usually have found them from a forwarded e-mail or pulled them from the depths of the internet. If in doubt you should always consult a doctor or a website that can actually be trusted. In other words, look for sources that you know to be reputable for real information about hair loss.

If you are still wondering about hair loss and what really causes it, you can find quality information in this regard. Your genes actually play a large part in determining how much hair you will lose as the follicles in your hair are essentially pre-programmed already. In other words, lying with your head in one position versus another will not make a shred of difference. The best thing that you can do when it comes to sleeping is to make sure that you are getting enough of it and that you are comfortable throughout the night.


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