Monday, February 14, 2011

What Men Notice First

Steve Ward

In a recent study conducted by Pantene, 74% of men indicated that they notice women because of their hair and more men notice a woman's hair before her clothes, legs or makeup! We all know that good hair is important but I had no idea that it is one of the most prominent observation by men during their first encounter with women. How long your hair is plays a big part, as well as smell, shine and feel.

Most of us didn't know that men even paid attention to these things but Steve Ward, host of VH1’s Tough Love confirms that they do! Being a professional matchmaker, he is well in tune with what men are really looking at and it was obvious to him that a guy would rather date a woman with well groomed healthy looking hair rather than a low cut shirt.

Since guys are actually noticing these details, Hallie Bowman, Pantene's Celebrity Hair Stylist recommends deep conditioning at least once a week (specially in the winter), using hair type specific products (curly vs straight, etc.), adding volume with Pantene Fine Triple Action Volume Mousse to increase the look of fullness and always keeping your favorite hair product in your handbag for late in the day touchups. The last is my top tip, too, since most hairstyles get progressively flatter, stringier, etc.  throughout the day.

And for all you guys out there: A complement on her hair can win a girl over, as Amber of Beauty Blogging Junkie recounted after receiving one from Steve. Even though his over-analyzing of her facial expressions ultimately lost her, her hair is what brought him over to her table. Now that is proof of the power of nice hair on first encounters!

—contributed by TheStylester

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