Thursday, April 20, 2006

1 in 20

According to my girl, Joanna Pitman, who wrote the awesome, entertaining, and deftly written history of fair haired foxes, ON BLONDES , only 1 in 20 blonde American adults is naturally so.

About 1 in 3 of us are currently sporting blonde hair.

Because I find statistics infinitely confusing, I'll leave it up to my dreamy Mathematician boyfriend to figure out what those percentages mean in more complex mathy terms. However I do think the moral of that story is that there are many of you out there who are fellow UNDERCOVER BLONDEs. Ladies, I'd love to hear from you. How have you been treated differently since you became a goldilocks? Guys, I'd love to hear from you, too.

By the way, isn't the gay statistic something like 1 in 10? So, does that mean that statistically, you are more likely to be gay than naturally blonde?

Mathematician, please come to my rescue if I am making some sort of dumb (blonde), improbable correlation.


Doom/Blondie said...

Apparently something else you must consider is that the level of OESTROGEN in affects the tone of Blonde women's hair.

Each child a woman has makes her hair darker because of the increase in oestrogen during pregnancy.

So it is VERY rare to find a natural blonde woman in her forties.

As well as many pre-pubescents have very fair and light blonde hair up until puberty.

This also adds credibility to the natural selection theory - the blonder a woman - the more likely she is to be younger and without children.

blonde = ready to mate.

And you will find that older women end up having to bleach their hair in order to keep their 'natural' colour.



Bored Housewife said...

ooooh, I love crazy statistics! (have you read "Freakonomics"? lots of interesting stats there...)

I was born blonde, but as I aged, my hair darkened up to a shockingly dull color. If I spent plenty of time in the sun, the blonde would magically reappear (rather like those hypercolor t-shirts!!) along with some red highlights--gorgeous, really, if I do say so. A couple of years ago the husband suggested I go dark, and against my better judgment, I tried it. They say "once you go black you never go back", and I have to say that's true in this case. I feel much sexier this way, and definitely get more attention based on my appearance. Very peculiar. So there ya go. I'm pretty sure that didn't correlate or confirm or in anyway compliment what you were saying, but that's ok, right? :) It was the story of my blonde...

east side girl said...

Whoa--I can't wait to hear from the mathematician on this--are we really more likely to be gay than naturally blonde?


Love you!

Unknown said...

I've been a "fake" highlighted blonde for 10 years. I, like you, have light colored hair - very mousy brown, maybe a little lighter. To be honest, I don't KNOW what color of hair I used to have. But it's true, blondes get noticed more often, and thus, probably have more "fun".