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What Men Notice First About You — Yes, Even Before Your Breasts

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What Men Notice First—Yes, Even Before Breasts

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 what guys notice first about a girl's appearance. And what men really want is silky, healthy hair. The hard numbers:

  • 74 percent of men indicated that they notice women because of their hair.
  • 44 percent of men surveyed said that hair is the first thing they notice about a woman, more than her clothes (26 percent), legs (25 percent), or makeup (4 percent), 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. 
  • 82 percent of men indicated that sexy hair is a key element to a woman's overall sex appeal.
  • 60 percent of men surveyed say they would rather date a woman with great hair than a woman with big breasts.
  • 78 percent 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 Anyone! Steve can wear a low-cut blouse, I bet.

Your hair also talks to Steve and to all men.

"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," Steve says.

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?