How Many Natural Hair Colors Are There

How many natural hair colors are there? A wide variety of natural hair colors found in humans. But the natural color of this hair is divided into six major groups, namely: black, brown, auburn, red, blonde, and white gray. Auburn's natural hair color is referred to as reddish-brown. While natural gray hair color is only found in people who are elderly or parents.

In this part of the world, there is a lot of natural hair color. Everyone's natural hair color is different. Most common hair color owned by Indonesians is mostly black or brown in color, in contrast to the grayish white color belongs only to those who are already elderly. While in the western part of the world many people who naturally already have a red and blond hair color and it is the most common hair color.

Do you know hair color percentages in the world? What causes the color of human hair is different? The difference in hair color in humans is caused by the color pigment in the human body called melanin. The pigments that regulate the hair color are of two kinds, Eumelanin and Pheomelanin in Latin terms Phaeomelanin which means melanin gray. Melanin is a dark brown pigment that functions to regulate a variety of "biological" colors in humans, ranging from skin color, hair color, to iris. The albino suffers from severe melanin deficiency, so there is hardly any melanin at all on the skin. They have different skin color and eye color.

In addition to the two types of pigments that regulate the natural color of human hair, it can also be influenced by genetics. The natural color difference of human hair makes them very diverse and the difference is what makes life more beautiful. Imagine if in the whole world everyone has the same hair color and skin color as well as the same eye color. Surely everyone will be confused to distinguish between one person and another, plus we cannot see face-to-face from a closer distance.

Now we will discuss anything that affects the many natural hair colors that exist in this world.

Eumelanin

Eumelanin (true Melanin) is a dark-colored pigment that we often find in Asians causing their hair color to be black or brown. When viewed from the chemical structure, Eumelanin is a protein compound containing amino acid tyrosine. This formation of eumelanin requires a tyrosinase enzyme that combines amino acid tyrosine into dopa and dopamine molecules. Tyrosinase is more active in adult people when compared to children or adolescents. But tyrosinase is not so active in the elderly. Therefore, this tyrosine deficiency can affect hair color in humans. a tyrosine deficiency can cause the color of hair that should be dark in color to fade.

If in a human body there are a number of black Eumelanin, then the natural hair color will later tend to be black. As for someone who has Eumelanin brown color more, then the natural hair color will be brown. The slightly lower black Eumelanin condition can cause a person to have grayish hair color, This can be seen in the case of the Albino people. Conversely, if in the human body Eumelanin brown slightly low, then the color of hair that can be blonde.

Eumelanins-and-Pheomelanins
Eumelanin and Pheomelanin

Pheomelanin

Pheomelanin is a red pigment containing Cysteine (amino acids) from benzothiazine units that mostly have responsibility for red hair color among other pigmentation. Pheomelanin or a reddish or blond color that is often found in most people. But most commonly found people who have red hair. Pheomelanin is also composed of amino acids (cysteine) tyrosine and which also require tyrosinase enzymes. But Pheomelanin itself is also a product that is in the production of eumelanin that reacts with amino acids or cysteine. Amino acids or commonly called cysteine has a sulfur atom content so this is what gives the effect of reddish or orange color on human hair. If there are pheomelanin in the human body that interacts too much with the amino acid cysteine, then the resulting color will be red and hair color is what is formed. This natural red color can also occur in humans when the formation of eumelanin in the body experienced obstacles.

Those are the two types of pigments that play an important role in giving various colors of natural hair in humans. Normally natural red hair color also has a connection with inhibition in the formation of eumelanin. This pheomelanin has stability between black and brown melanin.

We can see the chemical aspects of the formation of pigments that regulate hair color, can be considered the comparison between the two types of melanin and the reaction of its formation.

  Pheomelanin and-Eumelanin
Pheomelanin and Eumelanin

Genetic

Genetic factors or the so-called heredity is one thing that supports the formation of various natural hair colors that exist in the world. If in one family there is a natural black hair color, it can be ascertained his son can also have the exact same hair color. These factors also affect the formation of eye color in a person. But there are also cases where between the two parents who have dark hair color but the child has other hair colors like blond color, this can happen because before their family has a history of grandparents and maybe one of them there who have hair blond, so it is possible to have blond hair can occur in one of the next breeds.

The relationship between the blonde-brown gene as described earlier in the presence of a dominant allele (not colored red) which will result in a non-red hair or color phenotype depending only on the first gene allele. so dominant alleles in non-red hair genes with recessive alleles in brown hair genes can still produce the natural color of blond hair. Conversely, if a person has a dominant allele of brown hair plus a red hair recessive allele, then the resulting color is a reddish color, orange color, and Auburn or other colors that are still related.

In addition to the above mentioned, there are other things that also affect the various colors of natural hair that exist in this world.

Hair Dye

Since a long time already many people who try to color their hair. starting from bleaching to modern hair coloring products. As we know in general the hair dye can be divided into 3 types, What is it?

1. Permanent Color

This permanent color is expected to last for a long time. This permanent color works in addition to changing the color of the cortex in the hair also have a function to change the color of the pigment on the base of the hair. Precursor molecules in the dye enter the hair cortex to form larger molecules. The substance contains ammonia and peroxide.

2. Semi-permanent Color

In semi-permanent color here the natural color of hair does not change drastically. These dyes only work on the outer layer of your hair (cortex), they form only small molecules but do not get to the deepest pigments. Because it is very easy to dye only fade with hair washing about 6-12 times. This substance contains no peroxides and ammonia.

3. Demi-permanent Color

In the color of the precursor, the precursor molecule of the dye will enter the hair cortex. That's where this substance will form molecular particles larger than semi-permanent. Semi-permanent can become permanent if used on previously colored hair. The addition of this molecular size will make it more difficult for color fading. Therefore, new hair color will fade after washed approximately 25 times.

What is the Rarest Natural Hair Color


After knowing how much hair color there is in this world let's see the rarest hair color. The Rarest Natural Hair Color is red redheads with a combination of super-rare eye color blue eyes. The blend of red hair with blue eyes makes this the rarest combination on earth. Most of the natural red hair color will have brown eyes and is followed by a hazel color or shades of green.

Rarest-Natural-Hair-Color
Rarest Natural Hair Color

Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination 


Here are the most common hair and eye color combinations we can find in the world.

1. Blond and Blue Eyes

Blond and Blue Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination
Blond and Blue Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination

2. Black Hair and Blue Eyes

Black Hair and Blue Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination
Black Hair and Blue Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination

3. Red Hair and Eyes of Old Blue

Red Hair and Eyes of Old  Blue - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination
Red Hair and Eyes of Old  Blue - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination

4. Brown Hair and Light Hazel Eyes

  Brown Hair and Light Hazel Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination
Brown Hair and Light Hazel Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination

5. Brown Hair Green Eyes

Brown Hair Green Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination
Brown Hair Green Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination

6. Blonde Hair Dark Brown Eyes

Blonde Hair Dark Brown Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination
Blonde Hair Dark Brown Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination

7. Brown Hair and Blue Eyes

Brown Hair and Blue Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination
Brown Hair and Blue Eyes - Most Common Hair and Eye Color Combination

Those are some of the natural hair colors that exist in this world along with the most common hair and eye color combinations that we often encounter in the world, hopefully, this article is useful for you and can increase your knowledge.

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