Like the old saying goes “a woman’s hair is her glory.” But do we feel the glory when our hair looks an unhealthy, dry, and spit-end mess?

When our hair is ‘laid,’ natural or straight, it makes those get-ready mornings extra smooth. Frustration and late days at the office can occur when our hair is not at its best.

Dr. Marianne LaFrance, Yale University Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender studies examined how individuals felt during bad hair days.

According to the study, bad hair days increases self-doubt and social insecurities. The study even found bad hair days can lead to poor job performance.

“Individuals perceive their capabilities to be significantly lower than others when experiencing bad hair,” Professor LaFrance stated in the research’s findings.

Surprisingly even men are affected. LaFrance says, “Men felt less smart and confident and females reported feeling more bothered and embarrassed than males.”

Bad hair days are universal, affecting all people, across gender, socioeconomic status and race. There are certainly more pressing matters happening in the world, but can we really afford for a bad hair day to affect our work at the office? Not in this job market!


How do you manage your bad hair days? Is your  job performance or self-esteem affected? Share your thoughts with us!

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