Natural Blonde Hair, Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know

If you search on Google “natural blond,” two things become immediately apparent:

There is no universal definition for this phrase or a standard measurement that can be applied to determine whether or not a person can be called blond or not.

Individually, people have formed their own ideas about what constitutes a blond’s naturalness:

people say that anyone who was born blond is naturally blond, even if their hair color darkens over time.

While some others believe that the term “natural blonde” can only apply to those who retain their blondness into adulthood.

Additionally, how blond a blond has to be in order to hold this title is up for explanation.

Google thinks this search term is only relevant to women (if you type the phrase into Google, it will auto-correct you and show you results for Natural Blonde, and blond with an E refers to women for sure).

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Blond girl from Vanuatu. Source

2. Blondness Is a Lot Rarer Than You Think.

Of course you know that most blond-haired people you meet were not born that way.

But did you know that only 2% of people in the whole world, and only about 1 in 20 in the United States are natural blonds or having natural blonde hair?

That’s because 1 in every 3 women bleach their hair.

Few men do, but their numbers are also rising!

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Marilyn Monroe, arguably the most famous blonde ever, was born as a brunette. | Source

3.Having Natural Blonde Hair With Brown Eyes Is Even Rarer Condition

Just because a person is born blond doesn’t mean they will always have blue eyes.

Blue or green eyes are the norm, but natural blonde hair with brown eyes are found, too (and the effect is rather stunning)!

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4. Most Natural Blonde Hair Darkens Over Time

Most of the naturally blond people’s hair starts to darken with puberty.

Because the amount of eumelanin in the hair increases with age and maturity.

In addition, a woman who remains blonde through puberty may see a permanent darkening of her skin and hair after her first child.

Of course, most people’s hair become gray at some point, so the period of blondness can be quite brief, overall.

5. Blonds Are Less Blond In Winter

Most blond people see a noticeable darkening of their hair during the colder months of the year,

when there is less UV exposure to work its bleaching magic on the hair.

Some natural blondes look brunette half the year!

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More Amazing Facts About Natural Blonde Hair

1. Blond beards grow faster than dark ones.

2. As they get older, blonde women are more prone to macular degeneration, a condition that causes blindness.

3. Blond people produce less melanin, and this makes their skin more prone to cancer.

4. The genetic mutation that led to blondism occurred about 11,000 years ago, around the time of last ice age.

Most of the Powerful Females in the U.S. Are Blonde

Is “blonde ambition” just the catchy name of Madonna’s biopic, or is it something more?

Think about it. The first woman to win the people’s vote for the President of the United States (Hillary Clinton) was a blonde.

Then was the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court (Sandra Day O’Conner).

Think about Meg Whitman, Marissa Mayer, Susan Wojcicki, Arianna Huffington, and so on.

The fact that female university presidents are more likely to be blond, and you’ll see where I’m going with this.

According to a study, described in a 2016 Huffington Post article,

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Why an Outsized Number of Blondes Are Leading the Country, by Jennifer Berdahl and Natalya Alonso, two B school professors at the University of British Columbia.

Not only are 48% of female CEOs at the top 500 companies blonde, but 35% of female senators, too.

I’m not sure about other countries,

but the more powerful Margaret Thatcher became, the more blonder she got.

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