13 Mind-Blowing Hair Color Statistics and Facts

In our world of ever-changing hair color, it’s no secret that nearly 85% of women color their hair every eight weeks (compared to just 7% in 1950.)

Let’s talk about talk about a few more interesting hair color statistics.

Hair Snips are fun, quick articles about hair. In this Hair Snip, I want to touch on a few fun hair color statistics. The first thing is...

This article was inspired by my two-year-old daughter. She has naturally auburn hair and blue eyes, which I recently discovered was the rarest combination in the world.

Hair Color Statistics:

  1. Black hair is the most common hair color in the world. 75-84% of the world’s population has naturally black hair (depending on the study).
  2. Brown hair comes in as the second-most common hair color, with 11% of the population being naturally brunette.
  3. Only 3% of the world’s population has natural blonde hair.
  4. Finally, only 2% of people have natural red hair.
  5. 88% of women say their hair has a direct effect on their confidence.
  6. 68% of women feel instantly more attractive after having their hair colored.
  7. A natural blonde usually has more hair strands on their head than other hair colors. Towheads have 120,000 strands of hair, brunettes have 100,000 and redheads average about 80,000 strands.

Hair Color Facts:

  • The scientific name for grey hair is “canities.”
  • Hair turns grey as a result of the pigment cells in the follicle not working properly. The hair bulb slows melanin production as a result of age or stress.
  • In ancient Rome, women dyed their hair with pigeon dung.
  • Many store-bought hair dyes contain metallic salts that accumulate on the hair shaft and can cause breakage or discoloration.
  • The color of hair depends on how much melanin is in each strand.
  • Grey coverage is the most common reason to color hair.

Want more? I’d recommend heading over to Modern Salon Magazine; they have a super interesting article about hair dye statistics.

Now you know…

Resources:
Statistic Brain Research Institute
South Florida Reporter

2 thoughts on “13 Mind-Blowing Hair Color Statistics and Facts”

  1. What percentage do you think for men has all 4 hair colors at once because I have blonde hair at the top brown ON the sides and back, black on my sideburns and then red in my beard

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