Blondes have more fun, redheads have more . . . pain?

by | Feb 3, 2017

Anecdotally, dentists and anesthesiologists have for decades reported that redheads usually require more anesthesia than those with other hair colors (about 20%).  Recent research has confirmed that redheads are actually more sensitive to certain types of pain due to a genetic mutation that also makes them redheads. (For all the blondes out there – this only applies to natural redheads – changing your hair color won’t affect your pain tolerance. 🙂

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