New Lab Series survey reveals 41% of men would rather lose their job than their hair!

As someone who severely fell out with my hair after it filed for divorce from my scalp several years ago I’m always fascinated by men’s attitudes to baldness. Though I’ve come to terms with my ever-decreasing shaft count (and I’m referring to hair here), I do mourn not having a style other than the No.1 crop I’m permanently lumbered with.

Having said that, I’ve learnt to live with it. Clealry, though, hairloss is a subject that still prays on a lot of men’s minds. In fact, a brand new survey of 2,000 men conducted by Lab Series Skincare For Men discovered that 41% of men would rather lose their job than their hair and 30% of men aged 18-24 worry about losing their hair. The reason men are so worried? Well, it seems that looking old is the key, with 34% of men surveyed saying they worry that a thinning thatch will make them look old.

Helpfully, Lab Series now have three haircare products to minimise hair loss by making hair stronger, reducing breakage and maintaining optimum scalp health. Designed as a three-step system, each product contains a raft of ingredients to target hair weakness and dullness.

The lightly-fragranced Root Power Restorative Shampoo helps keep the scalp free of pore-clogging debris and thickens hair shafts, the Root Power Restorative Hair Tonic minimises daily breakage and energises the scalp while the Style Wax (for me the most impressive product) is formulated to give thickness to the hair reduce breakage. They’re not going to prevent you going bald if you’re predisposed to male pattern baldness but are a good addition to your regime if you just want to hang onto what hair you do have.

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Kevin Pietersen unveiled as new Brylcreem boy

kevYes, they looked long and hard to find the first new Brycreem boy in yonks. I just wish they’d have looked a bit harder – and preferably for someone who exuded real style and a bit of personality (dashing new Doctor Who Matt Smith was a contender apparently). Instead we have cricketer Pietersen. In the launch photos, dressed in a preppy red sweater, the poor lad looks for all the world like the boring older brother you dread turning up at parties.

It’s never easy to find the right face for a brand and, let’s face it, the talent pool from the world of cricket is particularly challenging and is presumably the place you look when nobody from the worlds of football/rugby/international dominoes is available.

Still, at least he does have a great head of hair, which is what matters at the end of the day I suppose. Let’s just hope he’s briefed better than some other product-endorsing sportsmen out there. I once quizzed a grooming product ‘ambassador’ about the product he was promoting and he looked at me blankly for a moment before confessing he didn’t actually use it.

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