7 Funny Myths about Red Hair ...


My grandmother is a natural redhead.

So is my daughter, which means our family has heard our share of myths about red hair.

Some are funny, some are weird, some are plain insulting, but none of them are true.

So whether you’re a ginger or just want to be more informed about them, keep reading.

Here are 7 funny myths about red hair.

1. They Turn into Vampires when They Die

They Turn into Vampires when They Die

The ancient Greeks used to believe this funny myth about red hair — that when a redhead died, they turned into a vampire!

Where could this myth have started, and how ridiculous did people feel when it was busted?

2. They Were Conceived during Menstruation

They Were Conceived during Menstruation

This myth about red hair persists to this day, though it’s complete nonsense.

There is not now, and never has been, any proof that this is true, but hateful, ignorant people still carry it forward.

Maybe they’re just jealous.

3. They’re Unlucky

They’re Unlucky

Ancient Egyptians considered redheads to be so unlucky, they offered them in sacrifice, hoping to end the supposed bad-luck streak.

Can you imagine being killed in a ritual, simply because your hair was an “unlucky” shade?

On the other hand, though, Romans thought redheads might bring luck, so they were particularly desirable… when purchased as slaves.

4. They Have Fiery Tempers

They Have Fiery Tempers

Is this a myth about red hair, or could it be true?

For centuries, redheads have been said to have fiery tempers, as well as lusty libidos.2

But I haven’t been able to find any research on this topic… maybe redheads have more fun than blondes… and maybe it’s not a good idea to cross them.

5. Bees Sting Redheads More Often

Bees Sting Redheads More Often

This myth about red hair may actually be true, though the science has yet to catch up with anecdotal evidence.

Why bees would choose to sting redheads more often than blondes or brunettes is beyond me, but my grandmother, a natural redhead, swears it’s true.

Another odd but possibly true fact?

Redheads require more anesthetic.

Could these two be somehow related?

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