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Find out here which is the rarest hair color in the world

Have you ever thought that your hair color might actually be very rare? We are not talking about the hair colors that are in a box for sale at a pharmacy, but the hair color that you genetically inherited. After an exhaustive search to find the true hair color rarity indices in the world, we found that there really isn't much data on this. We hoped that a quick Google search would give us what we needed, but instead we got a ton of “almost answers”. We then considered all of these “almost answers”, gave more value to the results we got from more reputable sources, and approximated down the average for each hair color. Another thing we found is that there are actually eight different hair color categories on the Fischer-Saller scale, For further details, go here: rarest hair color

We also learned that, in some cases, hair colors are divided into subcategories. The subcategories are meant to take into account that hair colors change with age and a range of issues related to nutrition, sun exposure and disease. Despite all that, the search worked. Check out:


Most sources are intertwined in the information that black hair occurs in a ratio of about 2:1 against all other hair colors combined. Approximately  64%  of human beings have black hair. This not only has to do with the dominance of black hair over other colors from a genetic point of view, but the prevalence of that gene in ethnic groups that are densely populated. As there is not an absurd amount of diversity in the hair colors of non-Caucasian ethnicities, in Asia, Africa and Latino gene sets black hair is virtually universal, which helps to maintain this color as the overwhelmingly dominant in the world.


High levels of eumelanin are still present; eumelanin is the substance responsible for the pigment of less light hair. The greater the amount of eumelanin in the hair, the darker the hair becomes. There isn't much more to say about this pigment, other than that an estimated  13%  of the world's population has dark brown hair.


Brown hair is the product of the concentration of eumelanin (black) and pheomelanin (red). The presence of lesser pheomelanin than is found in reddish-brown hair is what creates the hues that separate this hair from  brown . It is estimated that brown hair is present in about  7%  of the population.

RED-BROWNIt's very close to red hair in terms of hue, but the Fischer-Saller scale says they're very different on a genetic level. The pheomelanin present in reddish-brown is still much lower than the level of the same substance in red hair. Approximately  6%  of people have reddish brown hair.

GRAY HAIR They are in the middle of the list, representing approximately  4%  of the population. There are isolated cases of children who were born with gray hair – these are usually linked to deficiencies of eumelanin and pheomelanin. With proper care, your child's natural hair color will manifest over time. But gray hair is also experienced by almost everyone who lives a normal life, regardless of the hair color they have had for most of their lives. It might be natural to expect the percentage of gray hair to be much higher, but in reality it remains relatively low because most people with gray hair are the elderly, and they are near the end of the road.