Do Women Find Bald Men Attractive?
Baldness, or 'thinning', refers to the partial or complete lack of head hair. It is a form of alopecia and can be seen in both men and women. Unfortunately, it is more common in men, and most will experience some degree of hair loss before they turn 35. But is there still hope? Is bald in? Read on to find out!
What Is Alopecia?
Alopecia is the sudden onset of hair loss which often presents itself in circular patches.
The majority of men who bald follow a 'thinning pattern', which means that although bald spots are developing, there may still be plenty of healthy hair on other parts of the head. Over time, the unaffected hair will also thin out until the man is partially or totally bald.
In later stages, some men comb their last strands of hair over the top of their head, which is defined as a 'comb-over' . . . but we won't go there!
Is Being Bald In? The Rules of Attraction
Nobody is exactly alike; every woman in the world has their own unique type. Whether they prefer dark-haired guys, bald, older men, or blond bombshells—our preference is usually influenced by things that are completely out of our control.
For example, there has always been the idea that we actually feel attracted to people who have the same face shape. How strange is that? (My last partner looked nothing like me, and mind you, we are divorced now!)
So, where do bald-headed guys fit into that equation?
Let's Look at the Bald Facts
- Up to 95% of balding men can blame it on male pattern baldness.
- A majority of men have a bald spot on the crown of their heads at an early age.
- 25% of men start balding at the age of 30!
- There is a one-in-seven chance of inheriting the baldness gene.
- Other reasons for baldness include trauma, poor nutrition and an unhealthy scalp.
Percent of Hair Loss in Men by Age
Getting Hairy for Science
At the University of Pennsylvania, a lecturer decided to do a study of bald men to see how they are perceived by the general public. Three tests were conducted:
1. 60 First Impressions
The first test required a sampling of 60 people. They were instructed to look at photos of men with various hair lengths—from long and luscious to non-existent.
The results were surprising. Bald men were the clear winners amongst the spectators, who claimed that they appeared to be more powerful, influential and authoritative.
2. Can You Spot the Difference?
In the second test, 367 people looked at two photos of the same man, one with hair, and one without. The test showed that not only did these men look more professional and dominant without hair, but they actually looked a few inches taller, too. It just goes to show how influential the power of suggestion is.
3. Picture This . . .
In the final test, 588 participants were given just a description, both verbal and written, of the men in question. In both results, bald men came out on top!
Shaved men were generally seen as more masculine and, well, let's not beat around the bush here, totally HOT!
The Results Are In
Well, it seems that the overall study showed some amazing results. Even those who love hairy, scary guys actually voted for the bald hunks a majority of the time. But at the end of the day, your final verdict depends on what type of man you usually go for.
Don't Take It Personally
Even though the study results favoured bald men, don't despair if you're as hairy as a bear! Each and every man has their own fan club.
To Shave, or Not to Shave?
The study suggests that if you want to look more manly and display your dominant side, then get a razor to your scalp, quick! For example, if you still have hair around the back of your head, but not the top or the front, then just shave it! (And please, no comb-overs.) Guys with the bald look stand out from the crowd, appearing stronger, taller and downright powerful.
So why not take the plunge and own being completely hairless? Of course, if sporting a bald head isn't how you envision your best self, do whatever you must to feel both comfortable and confident.
So, Are Bald Men Considered Attractive?
In a nutshell, yes! Just take a look at the photos below and tell me you don't agree!
Bald Stars in the Night SkyClick thumbnail to view full-size
Not Ready to Give Up Your Luscious Locks?
If you are in the early stages of balding, try doing these things to potentially slow the process:
- Relax: Stress can manifest itself into physical symptoms. Though stress-related hair loss is often temporary, years of stress will have a toll on your hairline.
- Talk to a Derm: Yes, hair loss counts as a skin problem. A dermatologist can give you the facts, possible treatment programs and debunk any natural remedies you've read about online.
- Assess Your Haircare: Always read the labels! Many haircare products (shampoo, conditioner, gel, etc.) contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that will only aggravate your scalp and speed up the balding process.
No Use Crying Over a Strand of Hair
Humans have roughly 100,000 hairs on their head and lose around 100 to 125 every day. So no need to panic just yet if you see a couple of hairs on your pillow in the morning!
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2013 Nell Rose