Whether it’s to cover up some grays, or just to add some spice to your style, plenty of women dye their hair. There have been a number of studies on the reasons behind—and the effects of—adding some color to your hair.
Here are the psychological effects of dyeing your hair- what do you think about these?
Psychologist Dr. Vivian Diller explains that you can actually become addicted to dyeing your hair. How is this possible?
The psychologists explains how everyday activities, such as eating, working and shopping, can become addictive. Similarly, dyeing one’s hair can become quite the habit-forming activity.
Factors, such as boredom, also play a role in an individual’s likelihood to develop a hair-dyeing habit.
Although it’s described as an addiction, Diller says that there’s not much to worry about hair dyeing, aside from the fact that it can damage your hair.
It makes you confident.
Research conducted by Nottingham Trent University, on women between the ages of 25 and 66, found that women experience a boost of confidence after dying their hair.
Of the studied women, about half agreed that, after dyeing their hair, they wouldn’t be embarrassed to either sing or dance in front of strangers.
A majority agreed that a dye job would also increase their likelihood of helping someone in the street, complaining about service or asking for a favor.
Women who dyed their hair were found to be particularly more confident in certain work situations. These situations include asking for a raise or a promotion.
Women who dyed their hair were also found to be more likely to “put their foot down” with romantic partners, friends and family members.
It makes you feel sexy.
The Nottingham Trent University study also found that, in addition to confidence, women who dye their hair are also more impulsive, sexually exciting, rebellious, creative, attractive and able to deal with criticism.
About half of the studied women admitted that they would ask someone out or initiate intercourse, after getting their hair dyed.
It gets attention.
The Nottingham Trent University study also shed some light on the reason behind why women dye their hair.
Women admitted to dyeing their hair in order to catch the attention of friends, family and strangers, alike.
Surprisingly, the women admitted that they did not really dye their hair in order retain a youthful experience or experiment with a new image.
So, ladies, dye your hair and reap the benefits!