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Men are more worried about going bald than finding a wife

Half of all men surveyed say that baldness reduces their confidence.

Image: Baldness via Shutterstock

HAIR LOSS IS a major concern for Irish men yet most are reluctant to talk about it even with those closest to them.

According to a new study, 38 per cent of men said they were worried about losing their hair, however, only 19 per cent are worried about not finding a wife.

The research by Regaine for Men Foam also found that four out of every 10 men are already experiencing some degree of hair loss and the side-effects are more than aesthetic, with over half of all men surveyed saying that baldness reduces their confidence.

The majority of balding men have never discussed their hair loss with a partner, while just 17 per cent have sought advice from a healthcare professional.

Some believe that it is too embarrassing to talk losing their hair, while others are worried about appearing vain.

One in four believe that the best course of action to deal with hair loss is to shave it off with similar numbers suggest that men should leave it as it is. But we’d like to know, what do you think?

Poll: What do you think is the best course of action to deal with baldness?

Poll Results:

Leave it as it is (1059)
Shave it off (657)
I don't know (407)

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