10 Things All Redheads Can Relate To
Redheads make up less than two percent of the world. As a result, today's National Love Your Red Hair Day is likely to be celebrated on a rather small scale. In order to open the celebration up to those of you who aren't naturally flame-haired, here's a first-hand look at 10 things that all redheads can relate to.
Your sunscreen's SPF is in the triple digits
...and you still burn. “This one has SPF 110+, and it’s made for baby faces. That should work right?”
Not even close.
You've been accosted numerous times by people who "would die for your color"
Men, women, children, mall kiosk salesmen, you name it. Total strangers will want to discuss your hair, and they aren't shy about it. I don't care how much you like my hair. If we've never met before, by no means is it appropriate for you to touch it.
Ariel was always the best Disney Princess
...and you spent hours in the pool pretending to be her. She has red hair, so obviously that makes her far more relatable than the other human princesses, right?
You keep waiting until you have so many freckles you actually look tan
You will forever be told that you look just like Lindsay Lohan.
Whether you actually do or not.
You live in neutral colors
A solid 85% of your closet is black, brown, navy, white or grey. If you wear emerald green, you feel like an advertisement for Lucky Charms, and if you wear red or orange… Who am I kidding? We all know better than to wear red or orange.
"Is that your natural color?"
In your lifetime, this question alone will probably make up about 20% of your communication with other people.
Your Halloween costumes are specific to your hair color
You have been, or have considered being, any of the following for Halloween:
Poison Ivy (Batman), Mystique (X-Men), Lucille Ball (I love Lucy), Mrs. Frizzle (The Magic School Bus), Wendy (Wendy’s restaurant), The Mad Hatter (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland), Conan O’Brien, Mary Jane (Spiderman), Princess Anna (Frozen), Chuckie (The evil doll), Chuckie (the Rugrats), Any member of the Weasley family (Harry Potter), Merida (Brave) or Misty (Pokémon.)
You realize that if you dye your hair, everyone will be mad at you.
You are forever bound to your natural hair color, because "people pay so much for your color," and "You'll never get that color back if you dye it."
You don’t even get an emoji.
There are emoji's for both blonde and brunettes, but that simply won't do. I guess I'll use a sad face.