In modern times it is hard to recognize the natural hair color on anyone, there are so many artificial colors in the market that every time you visit the salon you end up looking different. Let us identify our natural mane color to be able to establish our hereditary belonging. The color of the hair is determined by the pigmentation of hair follicles due to the excessive presence of two types of melanin: eumelanin and pheomelanin. You have a darker shade with the presence of eumelanin like black and brown hair. And with the excessive presence of pheomelanin, you get red or orange colored hair.
Is a universal color and appears denser. Most of us sports black hair since birth and continue to do so in adulthood. It means your hair has a dominating presence of eumelanin.
Brown has shades that vary from light brown to dark brown. People with brown hair have the presence of brown eumelanin, brunettes is a term used for women having brown hair. Chestnut brown hair is a hereditary characteristic of people living in the North, South, Central and Eastern Europe.
Blond haired have the presence of both types of melanin, an ashy or sandy brown blond is due to eumelanin and strawberry tinge to reddish tinge in the blond hair is caused due to pheomelanin. You may see visible changes in the blond hair color during pregnancy, adolescence, due to medical conditions and with age.
A high presence of both the melanin causes auburn hair, this mane color range from light to dark-red brown shades. The hair gets reddish-brown rust like tinge due to the presence of pheomelanin in high concentration. Individuals with northern and western European descent carry these color genes.
Highest presence of pheomelanin is found in people sporting red hair, the color might range from light strawberry blond to red, copper and Titian red. Scotland has a high population of redheads and so do the British Isles.
Graying is a gradual process that occurs while we enter old age; it is due to the absence of melanin pigmentation in the hair follicles. Popularly known as salt and pepper hair structure, sometimes it is caused due to excessive stress and illnesses.