For once, an old adage that’s actually true. Yes, it’s now a certified fact. Blonds really do have more fun. As well as more confidence in general.
Dr. Mark Sergeant of Nottingham Trent University carried the conclusive research. He asked more than 200 women how they felt before and after dyeing their hair. They reported, among other things, that they find it easier to summon the courage to approach their boss and ask for a pay rise after colouring their hair blonde. However, bottle blondes are also more likely to complain of unfair treatment and more inclined to put their foot down with friends and relatives, according to the study into the effects of hair dyeing on mood.
The good doctor, who admits to dyeing his brown hair a range of colours including, in his youth, blue, said: ‘Colouring your hair may seem like an art to most people, but there is actually a lot of science behind it. The changes we noted in the study in participants’ behaviour and psychology were significant. Not only were their confidence and mood levels elevated but also their inhibitions seemed to be mitigated with many reporting feeling more attractive and sexually exciting.’
Not surprisingly, almost 80 per cent of those polled said they would choose to go blonde over any other colour. Black was the least popular colour. Dr. Sergeants next project is to compare the attitudes of natural blonds with bottle blonds and to find out if men are similarly affected by changes in hair colour.
All of this comes as a surprise to me. Coming from California, which seems to have more than it’s fair share of natural blonds, I was surprised to fine that New Zealand has an even higher percentage, though they also far more bottle blonds here too, but the idea that bleaching your hair could actually give you more confidence seems odd. After all, unless you keep after it constantly and also attend to your eyebrows, it’s obvious that one is not naturally blond.
Still, for all the supposed benefits of going blond, it isn’t all good news. A survey of 3,000 women revealed that, on average, brunettes earn significantly more than blondes. Brunettes are also more likely to marry a millionaire, with research showing that around two thirds of the world’s richest men have a brown-haired partner.
Redheads, apparently, have the best sex lives. Now that doesn’t come as any surprise to me at all. I’ve always been very partial to redheads. In fact, I married one. A study of hundreds of German women found those with red hair had more partners and had sex more often.
Somehow I just knew my boyhood fantasies were right. 🙂