Brown hair is the most common naturally occurring hair color, as well as the coarsest and thickest. Although, brunettes pack a punch with thick strands, they often have fewer hairs than any other hair color resulting in a higher risk for hair loss.
What about color? Brunette hair is developed from large amounts of melanin. Melanin protects the skin from UV damage which in turn helps prevent brunettes from developing dangerous skin cancers, such as melanoma. The increased amount of melanin can also makes brunettes more susceptible to nicotine addiction since nicotine is known to build up in tissue containing melanin.
The second runner up to the most common naturally occurring hair in the world, Blonde. Despite the many positive traits associated with Blonde hair, such as glamour and attractiveness, blondes are at risk for quite a few health problems. Opposite to that of the brunettes, blonde hair is developed as a result of a lack of melanin. This lack of melanin can have great affects on the skin and eyes, causing blondes to be more susceptible to skin and eye complications. Furthermore, studies have shown that blondes with blue eyes are at an even higher risk for developing ocular diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration. This is an eye condition that is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in Americans aged 50 and over. On a positive note this condition can be prevented by using sunglasses to help protect your eyes from prolonged sunlight exposure. This lack of melanin also means that those with blonde hair typically have fair skin which puts blondes at a high risk for developing melanoma. Be sure to wear your sunscreen ladies and gentlemen!