Worried about hair loss? You aren't the only one. According to new research by Nanogen, a staggering eight out of ten people in the UK are unhappy with their hair; not just because they don't like the way it looks - but they also believe that their hair is adversely affecting their love life and career.
More than 50 per cent of those surveyed said that their hair concerns were also negatively affecting their confidence and even 10 per cent of people admitted to cancelling plans because of their hair concerns!
Clinical psychologist Dr Jayne McCartney comments on the correlations between hair and confidence: "Our hair plays a major part in our appearance. Thinning hair can be psychologically devastating for both sexes, but for women especially the loss of hair can have long lasting and profound effects. Our hair is one of the first aspects that people will see and comment on, so they can be extremely self-conscious about it thinning.'
The Main Concern? Thinning Hair
Thinning hair definitely seems to be the prominent concern among those worried about their hair. In fact two thirds of people are constantly worrying that their hair will recede or get thinner in the future. The research shows that hair loss isn't just a male concern with more and women being concerned about hair loss and thinning hair than their male counterparts.
So as stated above, it would seem our major concern is the thickness, or more accurately the thinness of our hair. 40 per cent of us are concerned our hair is too thin, too oily and that our hair breaks too easily. It's a long known fact that better looking people earn more money and are more likely succeed in life and business. The quality of our hair is a major contributor to this. Many of us feel that thinning hair will damage our careers in areas such as salary and promotion prospects.
Dr McCartney continues: "The research also shows a lack of understanding with hair loss; only 14 per cent of women believe their hair will thin more after childbirth when actually up to a staggering 90 per cent suffer with thinning hair. Therefore everyone should be well educated and knowledgeable in products that can reduce hair loss'.
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