Naturally blonde dark skinned people DO exist! As off-putting as Chris Brown’s new platinum hair may seem to some, it really is not that far-fetched.
In northeast Australia, on the Soloman Islands are the Melanesians, a native group of people famous for their dark skin and naturally blonde hair. And no, it’s not a weave, hair dye or lace front wig!
Upon first glance, someone might confuse them with being Albino; that is not the case. Albinism includes lack of skin and hair pigmentation. The pigmented blonde hair is part of a mutant gene called TYRP1. Basically, the actual tone and pigment of their hair color is located in this gene. What makes it all the more interesting is that their hair can be any textures, from pin straight to curly.
This blondism has also been found in New Guinea, as well as among some Australian desert groups. Images of these naturally blonde kids can truly open our eyes to the beauty found in all textures, types and colors.