Dark Skin, Blond Hair: The Unique Genetics of The Solomon Islanders

Blond hair is a fairly uncommon genetic trait. Only two percent of the global population has natural blond hair and it is most prevalent among northern Europeans. However, one other place where blond hair is common is in Oceania; more specifically, in The Solomon Islands. Between five and ten percent of the dark-skinned islanders have spectacular blond hair. It seems to be…