Hair Care Tips & Advice Interesting Facts About Red Heads and Irish Traditions Share: Corned beef and cabbage are the main dishes at many St. Patrick’s day celebrations in America. o BONUS: Eating a sufficient amount of protein is crucial for the hair growth process because hair follicles are made almost entirely of protein. Due to their genetics, natural red heads can create vitamin D under low UV conditions. o BONUS: Vitamin D plays a role in stimulating new and existing hair follicles. There’s a tradition that says that if you pass three redheads in a row, you will win the state lottery. Is that luck of the Irish or luck of the redheads?! An estimation of 13 Million pints of Guinness are consumed on Saint Patrick's Day each year, which is a big climb from the usual 5.5 Million per day! o BONUS: Beer is packed with protein, which nourishes and strengthens hair. The nutrients found in beer can even help restore dry, damaged hair to its former state. In addition to these wonderful benefits, the alcohol in beer contains B vitamins that give your hair moisture and shine,. Your parents would have had to have red hair in order for you to have red hair. If both parents have the gene but don’t have red hair, then you have a 25% chance of being a ginger. Less than 2% of the population are redheads. This percentage has dropped over time. Northern Europe has the largest population of natural redheads. Most redheads have brown or hazel eyes. It is extremely rare to have blue eyes and red hair, which are both recessive genes. Red heads won’t go gray. The red hair color only fades as you age. Red hair holds onto its pigment more than any other hair color. The hue needs to be bleached out, then dyed over to alter its appearance. People without red hair have about 140,000 strands of hair, while people with red hair have only 90,000. Red hair tends to be thicker so it looks just as full. We wish you the luck of the Irish!