Why are men so bad at hairdressers?
A new study has found that men’s perceptions of hair are “disappointing and even dangerous” and that “the hair industry’s perception of men is often based on outdated stereotypes”.
READ MORE The study, conducted by Australian hair styling company HairDressing Cape, found that more than half of men believe men are “overly sensitive” to their own hair, and that it is “important for men to understand that the quality of their own skin is much more important than the amount of time they spend in front of a stylist”.
It also found that “most men are concerned about the appearance of their hair, as well as that of their appearance, appearance of hair, appearance, hair”, and that men “seem to have a limited knowledge of hair care and the care of their body hair”.
“It is vital that we all take a step back and reflect on the reasons why we are the way we are,” the report says.
“It seems that the perception of what it means to be male in our society is very damaging, and it needs to change.”
The report comes after a spate of men’s health concerns about hair styling and hairdos.
In March, researchers found that one in five men in the US had experienced hair loss from being in a hot tub, and another one in four experienced hair breakage in the same circumstances.
The research is not the first to link hair loss to hairdorning.
In 2016, researchers from the University of California at Berkeley found that hairdo loss was linked to a variety of conditions including prostate cancer.
The National Institute for Health Research (NICE) has previously linked the trend of men who opt for more hair than their bodies can support.
A report released in May said that men are now paying more attention to their appearance and health.
“What we’re seeing now is men have more hair to choose from and are actually investing more time and money into their appearance,” the authors wrote.
“The more hair they get, the more important it is that they maintain it.”
The latest study comes amid concerns over hairdursts that can lead to premature baldness, or a hair loss that is not as noticeable as it was in the past.
A growing body of research has found women are more likely to experience hair loss than men when in the throes of menopause.
The Australian Medical Association says that it “has repeatedly recommended that women avoid excessive or excessive use of hair products, and emphasises that women should not use hair products which contain a chemical known to cause hair loss”.