Our natural hair color is generally depends on our ethnic origins.
Our skin tones, eye colors, are genetically associated with our
hair color as well. There are basically four natural hair colors.
These are the black, brown, blond, and red.
The darkest and most common color of human hair is the black hair. This is mostly found in individuals with mixed ethnicities. Although there may be some who say that there are no black-haired individuals in Europe, it is quite common in the southern part of the continent. In Asia, black hair is ordinary most especially in the East Asian countries. Black hair is characterized as having large amounts of eumelanin and is less dense than other hair colors. It can either be very dark brown or completely black. This natural hair type is also known to be the shiniest out of all other hair colors.
The second most common natural hair color is the brown hair. This hair type is found all over the world, mostly European, Middle Eastern, African or in some Native American heritage. Generally, brown-haired people have higher levels of dark pigment eumelanin and lower levels of the pale pigment phaeomelanin. They also have medium-thick strands of hair as they also can range highly in skin and eye color.
The blonde natural hair color is a relatively
rare human phenotype due to association of recessive genes. This
occurs in approximately 2% of the world population. The blonde hair
ranges from nearly white, which is the platinum blonde, to dark
golden blonde. This type of hair color is characterized by low levels
of the dark pigment eumelanin. Various factors affect the resultant
visible hue, however, the color has always some sort of yellowish
Lastly, the least common hair that ranges from vivid strawberry shades to deep auburn and burgundy is the red hair. Commonly, this type of natural hair is an attribute that can be found in the Celtic heritage. A natural red hair is produced due to a mutation of the Mc1r gene that is believed to be recessive. This hair color type has the highest amounts of pheomelanin and usually has low levels of eumelanin.