Red Heads More Likely to Go Bald?

I’ve read that red heads have thick strands of hair, but the least amount of hairs on their head. People with brown hair have fairly thick hair strands, and a fairly good density, and blondes have finer hair but a the greatest of hair densities. Wouldn’t that mean that red heads are more likely to go bald, then people with brown hair, and then blondes?

Is there any correlation between hair colour and hair loss? Or doesn’t it matter? So, say for example there’s someone with fine blonde hair, but it’s very dense, they could end up have a full head of hair way into their 70’s?

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To my knowledge there is no connection to having red hair and an increased risk of hair loss as you suggested. The genes for hair color and the genes for hair loss are completely independent of each other.

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2 thoughts on “Red Heads More Likely to Go Bald?

  1. Very interesting question but not a surprising answer. A more interesting question is why genetic balding as part of our evolutionary history?

  2. Also eye color and hair color genes are independent of each other and still blondes tend to have blue eyes. I think the question could be understood not only about red hair being a cause of balding but about being associated with it.

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