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Brown hair is the second most common hair color, with black being the most common. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Brunette may refer to: Brown hair Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player Brunette Island, island in Canada Category: ... Hair color is the result of pigmentation due to the presence of the chemicals of melanin and phaeomelanin. ... Japanese man with black hair Indian girl with black hair Black hair is the darkest and most common color of human hair says Tom P. of Burr Ridge, IL. The vast majority of people of non-European descent (Except Veronica) have black hair. ...

A girl with long brown hair
A girl with long brown hair

Brown hair (also referred to as chestnut, cinnamon and dark) varies from light brown to almost black hair. It is characterized by higher levels of the dark pigment eumelanin and lower levels of the pale pigment phaeomelanin. Its strands are thicker than those of fair hair but not as much as those of red hair. People with brown hair are often referred to as brunettes, the feminine form, and brunets (silent t), the masculine term. Brown hair is commonly termed “dark” because of its darker characteristics than that of its blonde or red haired counterparts. Image File history File linksMetadata Longbrown. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Longbrown. ... Natural Ultramarine pigment in powdered form. ... Melanin is a polymer of either or both of two monomer molecules: indolequinone, and dihydroxyindole carboxylic acid. ... Melanin is a polymer of either or both of two monomer molecules: indolequinone, and dihydroxyindole carboxylic acid. ... Woman with red hair Man with red hair Red hair (also referred to as auburn, ginger, ranga or titian) varies from a deep orange-red through burnt orange to bright copper. ...

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Etymology and grammar

Teenage boy with brown hair
Teenage boy with brown hair

The term brunette is the feminine of French brunet, which is a diminutive of brun, brune, meaning brown, ultimately from Latin brunus (brown). Brunette literally means “little brown-haired girl", but in English usage it has largely lost the diminutive meaning, and simply refers to any dark-haired girl or woman. Although brunet is the reference to a boy or man with dark hair it can also be used to refer to either sex. A man or boy with dark hair is often referred to as being dark-haired rather than brunet. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,072 × 2,304 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,072 × 2,304 pixels, file size: 1. ...


Some people use the word brunet to simply refer to people having brown hair. Men or women with lighter shades of brown hair may actually be referred to as "light brunet(te)s". Some people suggest that light brown hair may really be blond, because blond is supposed to refer to having light hair, with the idea that light brown hair fits into that range. The usual term brunet(te) describes a person with medium to dark brown hair. Brunet can also be used to refer to black hair, although girls or women with black hair appear to be more often referred to as black or dark-haired rather than brunette. Brunet usually refers to having brown or dark-brown hair, especially dark-brown hair rather than black hair. The term brunet has also been used to describe dark or relatively dark hair/ or dark or brown hair. Brunet(te) may be better described as refering to both dark or brown hair because it's debatable whether light brown hair is really dark or even relatively dark hair. Although, brunet(te) seems to better describe a person with dark-brown (even medium brown) or black hair rather than light brown hair. There's quite a bit of debate whether light or lighter shades of brown hair are really brunette, even black hair is debated quite a bit as well. For genetic reasons, brunets often have dark eyes and a relatively dark or olive complexion. Young man with naturally blond hair. ...


Biochemistry

Young man with naturally brown hair.
Young man with naturally brown hair.
Light brunet.
Light brunet.

The pigment Eumelanin (literally meaning “good” melanin) gives brown hair its brilliant color. Brown hair has more eumelanin than blond hair but also has much less than black. There are two different types of eumelanin, which are distinguished from each other by their pattern of polymer bonds. The two types are black eumelanin and brown eumelanin. Black eumelanin is the darkest, brown eumelanin is lighter than black. Black eumelanin is in mostly non-Europeans and aged Europeans, while brown eumelanin is in mostly young Europeans. A small amount of black eumelanin in the absence of other pigments causes grey hair. A small amount of brown eumelanin in the absence of other pigments causes yellow (blond) color hair. Brown-haired people have medium-thick strands of hair. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 620 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,175 × 1,136 pixels, file size: 358 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 620 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,175 × 1,136 pixels, file size: 358 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Melanin is a polymer of either or both of two monomer molecules: indolequinone, and dihydroxyindole carboxylic acid. ... One of the worlds most famous blondes Marilyn Monroe, who was in fact a natural brunette Blond (feminine, blonde) is a hair colour found in certain mammals characterised by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin and higher levels of the pale pigment phæomelanin, in common with red... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Human beings have many variations in hair color and texture. ... One of the worlds most famous blondes Marilyn Monroe, who was in fact a natural brunette Blond (feminine, blonde) is a hair colour found in certain mammals characterised by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin and higher levels of the pale pigment phæomelanin, in common with red...


Brown haired people can range highly in skin tone, ranging from palest of skin to that of an olive complexion. Brown haired people are thought to produce more skin-protecting eumelanin and are associated with having more even skin tone. People with brown hair can have all possible iris colors. Beyond overall skin structure, refer below to: See-also. ... IRIS can refer to: A missile: IRIS (missile), an Iranian satellite launcher. ...


See also

Human skin color can range from very dark brown to nearly colorless (appearing pinkish white due to the blood in the skin) in different people. ... Broadly, melanin is any of the polyacetylene, polyaniline, and polypyrrole blacks and browns or their mixed copolymers. ... Natural Ultramarine pigment in powdered form. ... Beyond overall skin structure, refer below to: See-also. ... Moreno is Spanish and Portuguese for a tanned or dark or brown-skinned person. ...

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