13 Reasons Why Having Red Hair Is The *Total* Best

Everyone knows that girls with red hair are the absolute best. Why else would so many people dye their locks to get the same look as us?!

To celebrate our fiery nature (and fiery manes), we thought we’d spread the love by taking a look at the reasons why our colour is the one to beat.

Because let’s face it. Redheads have more fun…

1) Only 2% of the world’s population have red hair

That makes us pretty blimmin’ unique, people.


2) We’ve got loads of AH-mazing celebrity idols

Ed Sheeran, Amy Adams, Isla Fisher… we could go on.



Red hair can make ANY outfit look interesting

Feel like a T-shirt and jeans day? Don’t worry, your locks are the coolest natural accessory.



We’d fit right in with the Weasleys

Because who doesn’t want an invite to The Burrow?! Give us our Floo Powder right now.


See: 9 Problems You’ll Only Know If You’ve Got Thick Hair

5) It takes us way longer to go grey

In fact, we never really do.

Red hair retains its natural pigment for far longer than other shades. When it eventually starts losing its colour, it simply fades to a rosy blonde and eventually white. So Helen Mirren, dahling.



We always got to be Ginger Spice in playground sing-offs



We’re used to all those silly ginger jokes

Think it’s funny to call us carrot top and tell us we have no soul? Zzzz.

We’ve built up a pretty strong defence mechanism over the years, so we’ll only hit you back with *ultimate* sass.


8) In medieval times, some cultures thought redheads were vampires

It was also a sign of witchcraft. We’re not saying it’s true but… don’t mess.


We’ve got that sexy, fiery thing going on



10) Generally, we don’t tan all that well. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing…

Most of us redheads can’t absorb sufficient Vitamin D due to our low concentrations of eumelanin. This means our bodies do something *pretty* clever instead

We can actually produce our own Vitamin D when exposed to low light conditions. Amazing.


See: 11 Problems You’ll Only Know If You’ve Got Pale Skin

And because we can’t tan, we age better

Hello, wrinkle-free face.


We’ve got the coolest Disney Princess

Ariel has a TAIL. And she lives under the sea! Snow White and Cinderella can’t say that, can they?



Red dye is the hardest to maintain

Meaning people spend A LOT of money to look like us.


Bonus point: It’s just the hottest colour

You can’t deny it.