London, Mar 8 (ANI): The average British female spends the equivalent of 26 years of her life suffering from bad hair, it has been revealed.
The incredible findings emerged in a poll of 2,000 women, which shows that most wake up with unruly hair at least three days a week.
This means they spend 156 days a year with limp, greasy, uncontrollable or lifeless locks - a grand total of 9,828 "bad hair days" based on the average woman's lifetime of 63 years.
It also emerged that waking with a dodgy hairdo leads the average woman to spend an hour and a quarter feeling moody and depressed.
"It is incredible the impact bad hair can have on the day ahead," the Daily Mail quoted Celebrity hairdresser Mark Hill, launching online advice website 'Team Rapunzel' as saying.
"Women feel like entirely different people when their hair won't behave - having flat, unmanageable tresses can make you feel tired, grumpy and less confident.
"In contrast, having great hair can make you feel more self-assured, you're more likely to hold your head up high.
"So it is understandable that women will spend longer in front of the mirror trying to get their look perfected on days where they have to go to work, attend meetings or be around lots of other people," Hill said.
The survey also revealed that 12 percent of women have cancelled a date because of their hair, while the same percentage have rearranged an outing with their friends.
One in ten girls wouldn't meet a best friend if they felt their hair wasn't up to scratch, and nine percent wouldn't go to a party.
When faced with a "bad hair day", 13 percent of girls try to get away with wearing a hat all day, while eight per cent totally over-do their make-up to compensate.
More than one in 20 girls have even been known to call in sick to work when their mop won't behave.
When it comes to being seen in public with bad hair, a third of British women would most hate their work colleagues to see them.
Additionally, while a third of women hate the idea of friends seeing them without their usual sleek and shiny mane, a quarter of ladies don't want their partners to see them looking anything other than perfect.
"Let's face it - a bed-head look later in the day isn't always appreciated," Hill said.
"I have found women are more experimental with their hair than ever before which is incredibly exciting and should be great fun.
"Most hair will allow itself to be teased and tamed - if it is 'prepped' and primed using perfect products and styling tools for the hair type and desired look.
"A Great Hair Day is more than the opposite of a bad one. Women feel sexy, confident and ready to take on the world," he said.
Bad hair days have led to one in 20 girls being dumped for being so grumpy, and one in five have missed their bus or train to work.
12 percent of women have had huge rows with a partner simply because their barnet made them mad, while 14 percent have been known to snap at the children.
Eight percent of unlucky ladies have even received a warning at work following a particularly dire mood.
By contrast, when girls wake up to great hair, 56 percent are generally nicer to people around them while 67 percent have a better day overall. (ANI)
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