Good news for those of us with lingerie drawers full of push-up bras! It’s not your cleavage he's looking at instead of your face...it's your hair! According to Glamour, a new survey found that what men really want is silky, healthy hair. The hard numbers:
74% of men indicated that they notice women because of their hair.
44% of men surveyed said that hair is the first thing they notice about a woman, more than her clothes (26%), legs (25%), or makeup (4%), and most men surveyed would be more likely to approach a woman at a bar with great hair than a woman wearing a low-cut shirt.
60% of men surveyed say they would rather date a woman with great hair than a woman with big breasts.
78% of men surveyed consider healthy hair to be a turn-on.
But wait...I thought we were taught that we can have it all! Love and a career. Great hair and great boobs! Now we have to choose?
Led by Pantene, the survey is hardly impartial, but do men really care about hair this much? According to Steve Ward (of VH1 Tough Love fame) yes! "Anyone can wear a low-cut blouse, but not everyone can have great hair," he tells TalkingMakeup.com. Anyone! Steve can wear a low-cut blouse, I bet.
Your hair also talks to Steve, and to all men. Says Steve: "Hair that is healthy and well-kept immediately signals to a man that you are responsible, classy, attentive, and take pride in your appearance and these are all characteristics that men look for in women." Responsible! Maybe your hair should have a resume. Besides, if good hair tells men that you are responsible and classy, what does bad hair tell them? (Sometimes mine says "I was eating Doritos earlier and got some crumbs in my hair.")
Ladies, what do you think: Does your guy really prefer your locks to everything else about you—maybe including your personality?—or does this study simplify their whims and preferences? (When asked for commentary, my boyfriend said "boooooobs," chugged a beeer, and refused to ask for directions.)
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