Plenty of us spend hours straightening, spraying, and blowing out before stepping foot outside. And according to a new survey, all of that primping isn’t purely for vanity’s sake—a bad hair day can actually affect our mood.
In a poll of 2,000 women, participants averaged three bad hairs days a week—and reported feeling depressed for about 1 and a half hours when their locks woke up on the wrong side of the bed. And when it’s bad, it’s terrible: 12 percent of women have cancelled a date, 12 percent have rearranged an outing with their friends, and nine percent wouldn’t go to a party with a messy do.
I’ve had my share of bad hair days, and believe me, they always happen at the most inconvenient times. But I think some of these ladies (especially the more than one in 20 who have called in sick to work due to unruly strands) need a little perspective. Yes, it’s frustrating when you can’t master the perfect beachy wave before a dinner party. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s one of the few problems in life that an elastic band can solve. (On the plus side, 56 percent did report being generally nicer to people when they have a good hair day.)
When you wake up with bad hair, do you let it ruin your day? Or is it business as usual?
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