The Pantene survey revealed that healthy hair is one of the most appealing characteristics of women, but has hair always been a trigger of appeal to men?
Cultural anthropologist and author of “The Evolution of Male Grooming: From Cleanliness to Godliness,” Dr. Jeff Salz, knows a thing or two about the rules of attraction. In fact, through his research Dr. Salz found that attraction to women with healthy hair has been around since the beginning of time:
“Men and women are biologically pre-disposed to procreate, and to select mates on an innate and objective basis of increasing the odds of continuing the species. A principle determinant of female attractiveness – a feature that displays good health and fitness for reproduction – is hair.”
It is clear, through Dr. Salz’s in-depth research, in diverse cultures women with long, healthy looking hair appear more attractive to the opposite sex:
“Women with long hair appear more beautiful as the ability to grow long healthy looking hair is an indication of not only health but of the ‘continuous health’ of the individual growing it.”
Dr. Salz identifies healthy hair as a way for men to tell much more about a woman’s overall nature than one would expect:
“Men's preference for healthy hair is due to the fact that long, shimmering hair requires substantial commitment of money, time, and daily care. Such factors would indicate that a woman has good financial status, self-respect, and concern for her personal well-being. Men find a woman with long, healthy hair more attractive because these characteristics are what they are looking for in a partner.”
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