The Ugly Truth About Hair
Ten hours on a Bolt Bus this weekend to Boston followed by a rainy Friday night and Saturday morning only meant one thing for me lots of time to catch up on my Netflix.
I won't begin to critique The Ugly Truth starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler because truthfully, the film could have been in German and I still would have watched Butler for two hours without complaining. What the film did make me think about however, was the ugly truth about our hair.
In the film, Katherine Heigl's character (Abby Richter) plays a controlling TV producer who lets Gerard Butler (Mike Chadway), a womanizing TV host teach her how to attract men. This in turn follows a hilarious sequence of courtship, and inevitably (spoiler alert!) the two end up falling for each other (shocking, right?). Before all of this happens, Chadway tells Richter that she needs longer hair in order to attract a man. This got me thinking, does this hairy situation hold true in real life?
I know many women who have kept their hair long because they feel more confident and in turn, feel that they can attract men more easily. Their hair is their wingman on a Saturday night. But what about those who prefer to go short? We've already established that short hair is just as sexy, but is that belief shared by both men and women?
Richter's hair in the film looks adorable short. It is cute, wavy, and has tons of bounce. Her hair also looks great long, with heavy volume and more defined waves. While I hope the film was projecting a common hair myth, could the ugly truth about our hair mean that the longer it is, the more attention we will get? Even I admit I often envy my friends with long, blonde hair, yet at the same time I know what kind of cut and style works for my own features and personality. When push comes to shove in the hair department, it's important that your hairstyle reflects what you want to look like, since you will be the one staring at it in the mirror every day.
What do you think about the battle of long vs. short hair? Do you think men have a tendency to be attracted to long hair, or is it not even a factor?