Natural redheads do have souls. While theirs is the rarest of all hair colors, redheads still make up a significant portion of the world’s population. Unfortunately, though, people with ginger and auburn hair sometimes struggle. They can be ostracized in society, and all sorts of crazy, outlandish myths have sprung up about them.
Even though they put up with a lot, redheads could be considered genetic superheroes; their bodies are incredibly resilient. While they are not as extreme as the X-Men, people with red locks deal with more than their fair share genetic mutations. The altered genes give them different DNA, and a host of other other unique abilities that are somewhat awe-inspiring.
They Have A Higher Pain Threshold
A variety of studies investigated whether people with red hair experience pain differently and the results suggested that redheads may be less susceptible to most types of pain. A McGill University study found that redheads could handle more electric shocks than those with different colored hair. Other research discovered that gingers are better at handling stabbing or sharp pain.
Aalborg University professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen noted:
"Our tests showed that redheads are less sensitive to this particular type of pain. They react less to pressure close to the injected area, or to a pinprick. They seem to be a bit better protected, and that is a really interesting finding."
They Can Produce Their Own Vitamin D
The vast majority of people get vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. The body converts the ultraviolet rays into essential materials. Redheads are more easily damaged by ultraviolet light, though, and they don't always live in especially sunny areas.
Their bodies develop a unique adaptation to combat these things. Even under very low light conditions, gingers can easily get enough vitamin D. Their bodies produce it naturally, without the need for ultraviolet light.
They Can Be From Any Race Or Ethnicity
While it may seem that only Caucasians have red hair, people from all races and ethnicities have ginger locks. It is more common in areas such as Northern Europe and specific parts of Russia. However, the genetic mutation has also spread throughout parts of South America, Asia, and Africa.
Morocco, for example, has a higher-than-normal population of redheads.
They Tend To Smell Better
People believed that redheads had a different and more attractive smell since the late 1800s. And many writers go into detail about how those with red hair give off a naturally pleasing scent. Some even suggest their pleasant odors act as aphrodisiacs, making redheads more attractive to the opposite sex.
And, indeed, their skin is more acidic than usual. The high acid levels break down fragrance differently, producing stronger aromas.