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Why is Your Hair Color Blonde?
September 23 2015

Why is Your Hair Color Blonde?

It’s been said that blondes have more fun. Well, the jury is still out on that one, but have you ever wondered why you have blonde, red, or brown hair? What makes your hair color your hair color? To sum it up, melanins are responsible for both your hair, skin tone and eye color. In laymen’s terms melanins are a group of pigments present in hair, skin and eyes. Without getting too scientific your hair color is predetermined by the various amounts of melanin and pigment type.

There are two types of melanin. The darker pigment tone is called Eumelanin, which is dominant in both black and brunette hair. The two variants of eumelanin are brown and black. Blonde hair happens when smaller amounts of brown eumelanin are present and other pigments are absent. The second type of melanin is called Pheomelanin, which is a lighter pigment that produces red hair.

For decades man has fought nature and is always looking for ways to bypass genetics. The beauty of it is you don’t always have to settle for what you were born with. If you’re not happy with the color hair you’ve been assigned there is always something you can do about it. From hair extensions to human hair wigs there are multiple options out there. At New Look Institute we offer the highest quality hair replacement products. We can give you an opportunity to find out once and for all if blondes really do have more fun.


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