- Hair e-tailer lookfantastic.com surveyed 2,000 women of all ages on their hair spending habits
- Find out whether your state tops the list of ‘the most expensive hair’
From getting highlights and trims at the salon to shampooing, blow drying and styling at home, women invest a lot of money and time into their hair. According to a new survey conducted by lookfantastic.com, those numbers equate to roughly $80 and 11 hours per month.
When added up, the site reports that the average woman will drop $55,000 in a lifetime on hair products and treatments.
To come to this conclusion, the e-tailer asked 2,000 women across the United States to reveal their haircare routines and concerns.
You don’t have to be Kim Kardashian to have expensive hair: A new survey conducted by lookfantastic.com found that the average woman in the U.S. spends $80 per month on hair
What’s your state known for? Specific styles, hair colors and habits are more popular in some states than others
If you live in California, Florida or Texas, you’re likely to spend even more than that $55,000 figure. These states were ranked at the top of the survey’s ‘most expensive hair list’, with women’s monthly budgets topping $120.
If you’re a low-maintenance girl, you might want to pay a visit to North Carolina, where participants claim to spend just $20 on their hair every month.
California can also claim the title of ‘cleanest hair’, as the majority of those surveyed from the state wash their hair daily.
The survey named Tennessee the state with the ‘dirtiest hair’ after finding that the average resident washes her hair once a week. However, we know that shampooing less can actually lead to healthier strands and that not all hair textures need to be washed as frequently as others, so the designation shouldn’t be perceived as negative.
Other states who topped specific categories were Kansas (home of the most naturally straight hair), Alabama (the most curly hair) and Ohio (the most redheads).
To get a blowout or not to get a blowout? Women in California spend the most on their hair monthly, while those in North Carolina spend the least
Rinse and repeat: Maryland and Tennessee residents clearly love their dry shampoo
Color theory: Colorists must have their hands full if nearly 90 percent of women dye their hair
No matter what state you reside in, you’re likely a fan of hair dye. To enhance their appearance, 89 percent of respondents said that they turn to a colorist. The most popular shade they ask for? Blonde.
Hairspray and flat irons are also popular for image-boosting purposes, which makes sense considering that 30 percent of women said they ‘suffer’ from frizz-prone hair and 60 percent are concerned with a lack of volume.
Despite the recent celebrity trend of ultra-long hair, women are apparently not worried about length enough to wear hair extensions. Only three percent said they invest in them yearly and 93 percent of those who have them never use them.
Lookfantastic.com has found that treatment products that target specific concerns like limp strands are on the rise, adding to the time that women spend grooming.
Anything for a good hair day, right?
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