Unhealthy hair can’t cut it for sex attraction

Gympie hairdresser Emily Arnell agrees that how your hair looks can have a big impact on how you feel.
Gympie hairdresser Emily Arnell agrees that how your hair looks can have a big impact on how you feel. Tanya Easterby

A NEW study has revealed the average Gympie region woman spends the equivalent of 60 football matches a year on her hair.

Research released by hair care brand Pantene this week revealed that 91% of Australians believe a person's hair is a key element to their overall sex appeal.

In addition, nine out of 10 18- to 44-year-olds consider hair important when evaluating a woman's overall appearance, which might be the reason Australian women spend an average of 13 minutes a day taking care of their locks. This equates to 4745 minutes a year - the equivalent to almost three straight AFL seasons.

At the opposite end of the scale, men are less concerned with their grooming as more than half spend less than five minutes a day on their hair.

Gympie hairdressers Emily Arnell and Tomi Rooney agree that hair can have a huge influence on how people feel.

"Hair is on your head so it's probably a natural occurrence to look at a person's face and how their hair looks arranged," Emily said yesterday.

Tomi reckons good hair boosts your confidence and sex appeal.

"Yes, hair is important - especially on a first date," he said.

"But then again, you should treat every date like it's your first date."

For single women in the dating game, the way you look after your hair could be a significant barrier to romantic success with more than half of Aussie men admitting they would be put off pursuing the relationship if their date turned up with unclean, unhealthy or unkempt hair.

Do you think hair is the key to great sex appeal?

This poll ended on 30 May 2013.

Current Results

Oh yeah - hair is everything.

25%

It's important, but it's not make or break.

62%

Not at all.

12%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.