by Viviscal Hair Expert, originally posted on August 1st, 2012
Viviscal has released new research that shows that hair loss can strongly affect a woman’s overall confidence and her sex life. According to the recent survey, 96 percent of women suffering from hair loss feel that their hair is connected to their sense of beauty. In addition, 55 percent of women who participated in the survey feel they are negatively judged as a result of their thinning hair.
Study findings indicate that hair loss has other effects on a woman’s life, as well. For example, 39 percent agreed or somewhat agreed that their hair loss negatively affects their sex life and 65 percent of women indicated that noticeable hair loss inhibits them from participating in normal activities, including swimming, going to the hairdresser, or having their spouse or significant other caress or touch their hair. A startling 79 percent of women stated that hair loss makes them less happy than they otherwise could be.
“Our hair defines us and it’s understandable that the research findings would show a correlation between a full head of hair and a sense of confidence in the bedroom,” said Dr. Laura Berman, LCSW, PhD, the star of In The Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman on OWN and director of drlauraberman.com. “Women are bombarded with media images of lustrous long locks that are supposedly the key to our beauty and sexiness. As a country, we spend billions of dollars on products and services, colouring, cutting and styling our hair. How can it not have a great impact on our disposition and sense of confidence?”
It’s not only those already experiencing hair loss, however, that worry about a thinning crown. According to Viviscal’s research, 58 percent of women who do not experience hair loss, still worry about it.