Wednesday 28 September 2016

Irish women (and men) spend three days per year styling their hair

Published 13/01/2016 | 11:28

Una Foden
Una Foden
Great Lengths announced their sponsorship of the 'Most Creative Hat' category at Ladies Day at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. Photo Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Anyone with thick hair knows the perils of drying their hair (which is why dry shampoo will always hold the key to our hearts).

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The average Irish man and woman spends three days every year washing and blowdrying their hair.

Great Lengths Hair Extensions recently conducted a survey showing that the average Irish person spends 72 hours styling their locks to perfection.  While Kim Kardashian might condone only washing her hair once every five days, only 8% followed her lead, with most people opting for every other day.

Great Lengths announced their sponsorship of the 'Most Creative Hat' category at Ladies Day at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. Photo Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Great Lengths announced their sponsorship of the 'Most Creative Hat' category at Ladies Day at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. Photo Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It's little surprise with our appetite for glamour - Ireland holds one of the highest rates of foundation and fake tan usage in Europe - that three out of four women have tried hair extensions at some point.

As for our homegrown hair heroes? Vogue Williams took the top spot among those surveyed, with Una Foden coming in second, style icon Celia Holman and tv presenter Diana Bunici also featuring.

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