Think you are having a bad hair day?  You are not alone!

Here is the scoop:  The average American suffers 96 bad hair days a year!  That’s more than 3 months each year!

Recently, 2,000 Americans were polled about how many bad hair days they have a month.  The discovery was astounding – no less than three months worth of bad hair days every single year according to the average respondent.

That amounts to experiencing eight bad hair days a month, or slightly over a week trying to tame their locks.

Main Causes of Bad Hair Days

Here were the main causes of bad hair days:

  • hair falling out when washing or brushing (46 percent)
  •  general hair loss (35 percent)
  • frizzy hair (35 percent)
  • oily or greasy hair (33 percent)

Americans deal with a lot of unfortunate hair issues regularly, we are sure the issues would be the same in Australia.

The Social Impact of Bad Hair Days

The study, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Hairmax, found that four in five respondents have chosen to stay in rather than leave the house because they were having a bad hair day.

A third (33 percent) have even called in sick to work over a hair issue, with the average respondent saying they’ve called out sick five separate times because of a bad hair day.

But it’s not just the office that Americans avoid when they are dealing with a bad hair day. Half of those studied reveal they have bailed on a date due to an inability to get their hair to look good, while a further 38 percent have skipped a social function.

Another 43 percent have even bailed on a job interview due to a bad hair day.

Having a good hair day is so important that 54 percent say it would put them in a great mood all day — more than having sex or a great massage.

On an especially good hair day, two in five of those surveyed report feeling more confident while a further 52 percent find themselves smiling more often.

Forty-six percent say that having thinning and lifeless looking hair is a tell-tale sign that it’ll be a bad hair day.

Another two in five say weird cowlicks are a definite sign of a bad hair day while 36 percent say sleeping on their hair funny can have them dealing with an unfortunate hair situation in the morning.

Unfortunately, 77 percent have felt less attractive because of their hair which is why 84 percent say their hair is a crucial component to their confidence overall.

“Great-looking hair is a major factor in people’s confidence,” said David Michaels, HairMax Founder. “In fact, experiencing thinning hair or hair loss may significantly lower one’s confidence overall. It’s better to deal with your hair imperfections at the first sign of trouble.

How to Reverse Thinning Hair and Bad Hair Days

“Thinning hair can often be reversed, if you take charge by proactively using FDA-cleared, clinically-proven, science-backed solutions to re-grow your hair” such as laser hair growth therapyStem Cell Hair Growth products have also been shown to improve the strength of your hair and delay the aging process

Americans have gotten savvy about covering up their bad hair days. Forty-four percent have worn a hat to cover-up their bad hair day while a further 43 percent have braided their hair in an attempt to corral their locks.

Some have gone to extremes to handle a bad hair day. Thirty-eight percent have used hair extensions or a hair piece to cover up a bad hair day while 29 percent simply avoided washing it.  A much simpler solution is to use BioTHIK Hair thickening products to ensure your hair look thick and full.

“There are many factors that contribute to hair loss, mostly commonly menopause, aging, genetics and changes in hormones,” said Francesca Dubsky, Director of Marketing. “FDA accredited treatment options for people who want to help stop the progression of their hair thinning and regrow lost hair, include oral drugs and topical drugs – the only non-drug option is laser hair therapy, like HairMax”

Top five signs of a bad hair day

  1. Hair looking thin and lifeless: 46 percent
  2. Weird cowlicks: 40 percent
  3. Sleeping on it funny: 36 percent
  4. Noticing hair loss: 31 percent
  5. Putting too much product on: 27 percent

Top five ways to cover up a bad hair day

  1. Wearing a hat: 44 percent
  2. Braiding it: 43 percent
  3. Using hair extensions or hair piece: 38 percent
  4. Using dry shampoo: 30 percent
  5. Avoiding washing it: 29 percent