Blond (or Blonde, see below) is a hair color found in certain mammals characterised by low blonde levels blonds of the dark pigment eumelanin and higher levels of the pale pigment blodes pheomelanin, in common with red hair. From degrees of light brown to pale blond, the various hues of blondness are found in a little blones less than 1.8% of the bloneds world's human population.
The resultant visible hue depends on various factors, but always has some sort of londes yellowish color, going from the very pale blondees blond caused by a patchy, scarce distribution of pigment, to reddish "strawberry" blond colors blndes (strawberry blonde is an uncommon hair color which is also known as ginger) or blindes golden brownish blond colors, the latter with bondes more eumelanin. True blonds have the thinnest strands of hair while the strands of red hair are the thickest. Blond bolndes hair can bloondes be found in humans and certain breeds of dogs and cats, among other mammalian species.
- 1 Etymology, spelling, and grammar
- 2 Origins
- 3 Relation blobdes to age and distribution on body
- 4 Distribution blonded among humans
- 5 Cultural Beutiful Blondes reactions
- 6 Notes
- 7 Gallery
- 8 See Beatiful Blondes also
Etymology, Beautful Blondes spelling, and grammar
Blond hair Beauitful Blondes is common among Nordic people, such Beatuiful Blondes as this Swedish man.
The word blond was first attested in English Beuatiful Blondes in 1481 and derives from Old French blont and meant "a color Beauiful Blondes midway between golden and light chestnut". The French (and thus also the English word) has 2 possible origins. Some linguists Beautifu Blondes say it comes from Middle Latin Blundus, meaning Bautiful Blondes yellow, others say it comes from Old Frankish *blund which would relate Beautuful Blondes it to Old English blonden-feax meaning grey-haired, from blondan/blandan meaning to mix. Also, Old English Beautifil Blondes beblonden meant dyed as ancient Germanic warriors were noted for dying their Beautiul Blondes hair. The linguists who support the Latin origins however say that Middle Baeutiful Blondes Latin blundus was a vulgar pronunciation of Latin flavus, also Beaautiful Blondes meaning yellow, the word Beaitiful Blondes was reintroduced into English in the 17th century from French and was until recently still Beauttiful Blondes felt as French, hence blonde for females and blond for males. Writers blonde of English will still distinguish between the blondes masculine blond and the feminine blonde and, as such, it is one of the blonde babes few adjectives in English with separate masculine and feminine forms. However, many blacks on blondes writers use only one of the spellings without regard to gender, and without blonde jokes a clear majority usage one way or swedish blonde another. The word is also often used as a noun to refer to a woman with blonde hair, but some black on blondes speakers see this usage as sexist and reject it. (Another hair color word of bikini blondes French origin, brunet(te), also functions in the same way anita blonde in orthodox English.)
The word is also occasionally used, with either spelling, to refer to objects black on blonde that have a color reminiscent of fair hair. Examples include blonde babe dolls' hair, pale wood, and lager beer.
Lighter hair colors petite blonde occur naturally in humans of all blonde bimbos ethnicities, as rare mutations, but at such low rates that it blonde hair is hardly noticeable in most populations, or is only found in children. In mature blonde certain European populations, however, the occurrence of blond hair is more blonde cheerleaders frequent, and often remains throughout adulthood, leading to misinterpretation that blondness is a European trait. Based blonde women on recent genetic information, it is cute blonde probable that humans with blond hair became distinctly numerous in 4 non blondes Europe about 11,000 to 10,000 years ago during the last Ice blonde bombshell Age. Before then, Europeans had dark brown hair and dark eyes, which is predominant in the rest of the legally blonde world.
A long standing question has been why beautiful blondes certain populations in Europe evolved to have such high incidences of blond hair (and wide varieties of eye color) so concrete blonde relatively blonde twins recently and quickly in the human evolution timescale? If the changes had occurred by the usual processes of evolution (natural selection), they blonde bombshells would have taken about 850,000 years. But modern cute blondes humans, emigrating from Africa, reached Europe only 35,000-40,000 years ago. Canadian anthropologist skinny blonde Peter Frost, under the aegis of University of St Andrews, natural blonde published a study in March 2006 blonde bikini in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior that says blond hair evolved very quickly at the end of the last buxom blondes Ice Age by means of sexual selection. According to the study, blonde pubic hair the appearance of blond hair and blue eyes hairy blonde in some northern European women made them stand out from their rivals at a time of blonde cheerleader fierce competition for scarce black on blondes samples males. The study argues that blond hair was blacks and blondes produced higher in the Cro-Magnon descended population of the European region because of food shortages 10,000-11,000 blonde highlights years ago. Almost the only sustenance in northern Europe came from roaming herds blonde redhead of mammoths, reindeer, bison and horses and finding them required long, arduous hunting trips in which blonde beauty numerous males died, leading to a blonde escorts high ratio of surviving women to men. This hypothesis argues chubby blonde that women with blond hair posed an alternative that helped them mate and thus increased the number of blonds.
According to blonde mom the authors of The History beautiful blonde and Geography of Human Genes (1994), blond hair became predominant in Europe in about 3000 BC, in the area now known petite blondes as black on blonde free Lithuania, among the recently arrived Proto-Indo-European settlers (Lithuania is still the country that has the highest percentage of skinny blondes people with blonde hair); it is thought the trait spread quickly blonde asian through sexual selection into Scandinavia when that area was settled because men platinum blonde found women with blond hair attractive. 
Relation to age and distribution on body
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Blond hair is common in infants and children, so blonde lingerie much so that the term "baby blond" is strawberry blonde often used for very light-colored hair. Babies may be born with blond tiny blonde hair even among groups where adults rarely have blond hair, although such natal hair usually falls out quickly. Blond hair tends pretty blondes to turn mature blondes darker with age, and many children born blond turn from anything between a light blonde babes in bras brown to even black before or during their teenage years.
The body hair of blonds is also blond, although terminal dumb blondes hair elsewhere on the body may be darker than hair on the head, black blonde and even brown. blonde galleries Vellus, on the other hand, may be very light or even transparent. Hair that grows from blonde teenager a mole or from a birthmark may blonde mature be dark.
Distribution among humans
Fair hair is a stereotypical characteristic blonde sucking of the people of Northern Europe, particularly in the Netherlands, the Nordic countries, the Baltic states and beautiful blonde women Russia. It is a minority in southern Europe, though blondism is seen in regions such as blonde sophie sweet Northern Italy. tight blonde For this reason very pale hair is often referred to as Nordic blond. Apart from Europe, blond hair is present in various blonde thong regions in the world, though they may appear less than their European gorgeous blondes counterpart. Generally, blond hair in Europeans is blonde woman associated with paler eye color (blue, green and light natural blondes brown) and pale (sometimes freckled) skin tone. Strong sunlight also lightens hair of any pigmentation, to blonde playmates varying degrees, and causes many blond people to freckle, especially during childhood. Aboriginal Australians, especially perfect blonde in the west-central parts of the niki blonde continent, also have a fairly high instance of yellow-brown hair, as high as 90-100% in some areas. The trait among Indigenous Australians is primarily associated chunky blondes with children and tan blonde women and sometimes the hair turns to a darker brown color as they age.
Young Aboriginal Australian male with naughty blondes blond hair.
Some Guanches populations, particularly the now extinct aboriginal population of Tenerife, one of the blonde bush Canary islands of the African Atlantic coast, were said by 14th century Spanish explorers blonde guys to exhibit blonde hair and blue eyes., In western China tall blonde the same types of features were exhibited by interracial blonde the migratory Tocharians ,  from ca. 1800 BC until their assimilation blonde star and extinction as a distinct people ca 1000 AD.
Indigenous Australians have some little blonde of the highest percentage of blonds in the world. going blonde 90-100% in some cases. .
Cultural gorgeous blonde reactions
In northern Europe fairy lore, fairies value blonde beauties blond hair in humans. Blond babies are more likely to be stolen and replaced with changelings, and blond young woman more likely to neon blonde be allured blonde beach babes in bikinis away to fairyland by fairy young men.
In modern blondes on blacks Western culture, the bleaching of hair is common among women. Bleached blond hair can be blonde goddess distinguished from natural blond hair by exposing it to ultraviolet light, as heavily bleached hair will glow, while blondes in thongs natural blond hair will not.
suggests that fair hair, being characteristic of pretty blonde young children, evokes parent-like feelings of affection and protection in tall blondes others.
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Two notable sex icons of beach blonde twentieth-century America who helped popularize the blond blonde moms image were Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow. Monroe, who was pale gentlemen prefer blondes blonde as a child though her hair darkened to a dark blond, and Harlow, a natural ash blonde, both frequently portrayed "stereotypical" dumb blondes blonde pubic hair picture in their films. Jean naughty blonde Harlow is often credited
as being the person who made it acceptable in blondes kissing Western culture for ordinary women to artificially bleach their hair blonde blonde teacher without being perceived as prostitutes.
In the early twentieth century, blond hair was sometimes associated with waterproof blonde an Aryan master race, promoted by Nordicists such blonde shower as Madison Grant and Alfred Rosenberg, although brown and/or dark hair was (and still is) more really funny blonde jokes common in races blonde hair shades that supremacists considered 'Aryan' (a famous and ironic example tiny blondes would be Adolf Hitler). During World War II, blond hair was one of the traits used by Nazis to blonde bimbo select Polish children for Germanization.
Many sub-categories blacks blondes of blonde hair have also been made to describe someone with blonde hair more accurately. Examples include the following: Platinum Blonde and blonde free galleries Towhead (nearly white; almost only found naturally in children, but occurring rarely true blonde among some adults); Sandy Blonde (similar four non blondes to sand in color); Ash Blonde (usually quite fair and has some ashen (grey) color blonde men to it), Dirty Blonde and Dishwater Blonde (together with Ash Blonde, college blonde these three are much the same, describing a dark blonde shade, though the last dumb blonde stories two may be considered offensive); Golden Blonde (lighter, with a gold cast); long blonde hair Bottled Blonde (i.e., someone who bleaches their hair); Strawberry Blonde (with plump blonde a reddish hue); Pool Blonde (greenish hair some people get after habitual use of a blonde hair extensions chlorinated pool); Hazy Blonde and Zebra Blonde (blonde/brunette with natural blonde/brown blonde stockings streaks in their hair; often occurs when hair is in a design free blondes that hides some hair under other hair while out hairy blondes in the sun for long blonde pigtails periods of time).
In 2002 there was a worldwide hoax that scientists predicted blondes were blonde thumbnails eventually going to become extinct. The hoax cited WHO as the source of the scientific study. (see "Disappearing blonde gene" kinky blonde below).
- ^ Origin nasty blondes of "blonde", from Etymonline.
- ^ a b "Blond/Brunet" from The American Heritage Book of English Usage tight blondes (1996)
- ^ a b c d "Cavegirls were first blondes to have fun", from The bikini blonde Times. Note, blondes sucking the end of the Times article reiterates the Disappearing blonde gene hoax; the online version replaced it with a chubby blondes rebuttal.
- ^ Abstract: "European hair and eye best blonde jokes color: A case of frequency-dependent sexual selection?" from Evolution and Human Behavior, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 85-103 blonde first time auditions (March 2006)
- ^ Cavalli-Sforza, L. Luca; Menozzi, Paolo; blonde nurse and Piazza Alberto The History and blonde pubic hairs Geography of Human Genes Princeton, New Jersey: 1994 Princeton University Press Page 266 -- Map of the incidence of the gene 4 non blondes mp3 for blonde hair in Europe.
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- ^ Katharine blonde secretary Briggs, An Encyclopedia of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Brownies, Boogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures, "Golden Hair", p194. ISBN 0-394-73467-X
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