Bald Facts: Do Women Prefer Men with Hair?
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Making a first impression when dating is huge, whether you meet in person or you’re posting pictures on your dating site. According to experts, we subconsciously judge people within seven seconds of meeting them. Seven seconds! Regardless of the circumstances, you want to make those seconds count by always putting forth the best “you” possible. When a woman first meets a man, it is impossible not to notice if the man is losing his hair, especially if he tries to hide it. Many women find balding men to be sexy, but it truly depends on how the man feels about himself. If you feel more vibrant and younger with a full head of hair, you will express that when meeting a potential partner.
Believe it or not, the statistics regarding men and hair loss are staggering—approximately 80 percent of all men under the age of 70 have some degree of male pattern baldness. This hair loss can affect a man’s masculinity, his self-esteem, and his confidence, resulting in feelings of insecurity and even depression. Fear of judgment can also add to these emotions when men with hair loss meet someone new. Younger men who don’t want to look older and older men who don’t want to appear older are afraid that going bald will mean the opposite sex will no longer find them attractive. In an effort to look and feel more vital, many men opt to do something about their thinning hair. There’s the old standby, the toupee, but most romantic partners would rather a balding man just skip the rug and go au naturel instead. There are creams, lotions, even “spray-on” hair to cover baldness but they seem to leave a lot to be desired. And the definite overall consensus—avoid the comb-over at all costs. However, if a full head of hair is the goal, hair transplant surgery might be the answer!
One form of hair transplant surgery involves taking a healthy hair from one place and transplanting it to a different place on the head where the hair is not growing. To determine if you are a candidate for a transplantation treatment, it is necessary for a doctor to make an assessment and to ensure any hair loss is not from a medically progressive condition. If you are deemed a good candidate for this process, there will be several other factors that come into play. First of all, for the process to work, you must be healthy follicles on the back of the head so there is hair to actually move. Each follicle contains two to four hairs and these hairs can be removed with their intact stem cells and placed elsewhere on the scalp. This process, called Follicular Unit Extraction, has a high success rate and the hair transplanted looks very natural since it is the client’s own hair. While this type of hair transplant is very successful and time-consuming, it is also expensive. Be prepared to fork over anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000 to permanently replace your hair. Another option is strip harvesting, called Follicular Unit Transplantation, where a strip of skin is removed and then replaced elsewhere on the scalp. While not as time-consuming or expensive at the Follicular Unit Extraction method, strip harvesting may be a better alternative, depending upon the amount of hair to be moved. It will still cost you thousands of dollars but most doctors will base the amount on the amount of work necessary, not just a flat rate. With both methods, you may need to schedule subsequent sessions, depending on your needs and desired results. While it may seem like a lot of time and money, it is relative to the cost you are willing to pay to not have to be self-conscious about your looks.
The procedure itself can be completed in one day, contingent upon the amount of hair that is to be transplanted. You can opt to have several, smaller treatments, as well. After anesthetic is applied to your scalp, the hair is moved follicle by follicle. If you prefer the strip transplantation method, a strip of hair is removed at the same time and transplanted elsewhere. Once the hair is in place, it takes about three to six months to regenerate into new growth. The results can be subtle so it doesn’t look like one day you didn’t have hair and suddenly, you have a full head of hair! This is something you can discuss with your doctor, too.
So you’ve decided to spend the time and money to invest in a hair transplant, but what does the opposite sex think of hair transplants? A totally unscientific study juxtaposed two identical online dating profiles with the exact same age, income, height, weight and other vital statistics; the only change was that one man was depicted as completely bald while the other had a full head of hair. Over a period of two months, the profile depicting the man with the full head of hair got five times the hits as one of the bald men. While many women will say that they don’t care either way if a man has hair or not, it seems, at least anonymously, that they do prefer men with hair.
It all comes down to how you feel about yourself. While looks are very subjective, one attribute that both men and women find wildly attractive is confidence. Whether you have an abundance of wavy locks or you are as bald as a baby, how you feel about yourself and how you carry yourself are what makes you desirable. If you would feel better about yourself with more hair, then by all means, invest in yourself. Both men and women take advantage of various types of plastic surgery; hair transplantation falls under that realm. People accept when women get nose jobs, breast augmentation, even butt implants all to make themselves feel better about the way they look. Men should be afforded the same opportunities to enhance their looks, whether it be to attract the opposite sex or just to feel more confident about themselves.