A full head of hair on a man has long been associated with vitality and virility — think of the Biblical hero Samson, whose strength was in his tresses. But new research suggests that when balding sets in, men might do better to just shave it off. Call it the Bruce Willis effect: men with shorn heads are seen as more dominant, confident and masculine than men with hair, according to a new study published online in July in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. A shaved head does strike a blow against a man's perceived attractiveness, however. So study researcher Albert Mannes, a lecturer at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, advised against picking up the razor unless natural balding is already underway.
It is believed that nature does not create anything superfluous, but everyone has the right to decide whether to keep the pubic hair or not. It is determined by the amount of melanin a pigment substance contained in each hair, which can be different because melanin content varies throughout the body. Throughout life, the melanin content decreases. The hair becomes lighter and eventually grows gray, both on the head and in the pubic area. A hair follicle goes through three growth phases.
To shave or not to shave … that's the million-dollar question. And if you get razor burn as easily as I do in the winter, it's really a no-brainer. But when it comes to what men think about female pubic hair removal, does the decision to go bare really matter, or is going "full bush" coming back in style?