Tag: genes

Horoscopes for Redheads

Over the past few years, I’ve been getting my hands dirty in astrology. And not like “my horoscope said that today I’m going to pet a goat and then the goat will bite my finger off, but it’s OK because I’ll win $13.50 at the petting zoo raffle.” Since obviously, that could be applied to... Read more »

Red Hair Fading Acceptance

Red Hair Fading Acceptance
“Babe, your hair is getting so blonde!” my hairstylist said. “What are you doing to my beautiful red hair?” “Nothing. It’s fading,” I said, nearly in tears. My coworker S has been telling me lately that he thinks of me more as a blonde than a redhead. Le sigh. “Are you going grey? You’re too... Read more »

Redhead Turning Blonde?

Redhead Turning Blonde?
Last week, the worst thing ever happened to me: I was called blonde. Let me set the stage for you: My co-worker used the phrase “redheaded stepchild” and I (somewhat jokingly) called him out on it for being offensive. Then he apologized and said he forgot he was talking to. Which led him into saying... Read more »
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Invisible Eyelashes & Eyebrow Insecurities

Invisible Eyelashes & Eyebrow Insecurities
I’ve been thinking a lot about makeup recently. I used to be the biggest minimalist there ever was, in the most progressive way: “This is how God made me. Why would I try to change that!?” It somehow was similar to when I was 12, the age my mom finally allowed me to get my... Read more »

Happy Mothers Day to Redhead Moms

Happy Mothers Day to Redhead Moms
Happy Mothers Day to all those of you cursed to have your very own ginger kids! I know my mom has struggled with having not one but two kids with tresses of rust. Here’s why: 1. Neither of my parents have red hair. In fact, they both have brown to very dark brown/black hair. When... Read more »

Red Until Dead

Red Until Dead
Whenever people see the picture of my family I have in my living room, they ask if my brother and I are adopted. “You look exactly alike each other but nothing like either of your parents,” they exclaim. Because both of my parents have dark hair, while my brother and I obviously have red hair. And... Read more »
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Mythbusters: Redhead Edition

Mythbusters: Redhead Edition
Many assume redheads to be certain things but I think it’s time for us to quell some myths about redheads: 1.) Myth: Redheads are fiery-tempered. Fact: Just because almost all redheads become angry upon being told they have a temper doesn’t prove your “theory”. In fact, most redheads who have tempers have them from nurture, not nature.... Read more »

Latinos & Redheads & PB&Js

Latinos & Redheads & PB&Js
Ok, this is totally stereotypical. However, it seems every Mexican/other Latino I’ve ever known has been obsessed with redheads. The other day, this manifested itself when for the first time, and LatinA (so female, NOT male), approached me and said, “I love your hair. It’s so pretty, and I am so jealous.” Of course I took... Read more »

Really, really smart people dislike gingers

TIME published Why Surgeons Dread Redheads Friday. A few key highlights: Redheads are more sensitive to opiate painkillers but less sensitive to other types of pain relievers. Overall, they feel more pain than blondes and brunettes. Eighty percent of people around the world carry the recessive red-haired gene, although only 1-2 percent actually have red... Read more »
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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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