So how are grey hairs adding to our age?
Growing older is something we all have to face at some point. As we age our bodies become stiffer, our eyesight gets worse and our memories leave us, but the most noticeable aspects of growing older are on the exterior.
The sight of that first grey hair is always a shock, an indication that are age is catching up with us. It’s no secret that a smattering of grey hairs can instantly add to our age. Females with a significant amount of grey hair, on average, look up to 6 years older than their actual age, with males having an extra 3 years added to their age.
The UK’s leading hair transplant clinic, Crown Clinic recently conducted a survey of around 1000 men and women to find out if the greying process was something to fear. Their aim was to find out how greying affects men and women differently and whether society has a role to play in the fear of going grey. They have put together this infographic to show the difference between men and women and their attitudes towards their greying locks.
The infographic highlights how much more women fear the thought of going grey. With men worrying more about balding and receding hairlines adding to their age, 72% of women fear that their greys will add years to their looks.
With ever changing hair trends and the ‘granny hair’ trend becoming more and more popular with young women, grey hair may start to seem less scary. More women are taking the plunge and abstaining from the box dyes to embrace the greys and the term ‘silver fox’ no longer has to only apply to the men in our life.