New research says bald and balding men should not worry about their looks. Many men get stressed about losing their hair. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that women and men think bald men are more attractive, more confident and taller. Researchers asked people to rate photos of men. There were three categories - attractiveness, confidence and dominance. Bald men came top in every category. The study said: "[Bald] men were viewed as nearly [2 centimetres] taller and 13 per cent stronger."
The researchers said bald men could do better in life because they have no hair. They could be more successful in negotiations because they look stronger. However, there is some bad news for bald men. A bald or shaved head makes a man look about four years older. An American hair loss group said 85 per cent of men will be going bald by the age of 50. Men might not need to spend billions of dollars every year trying to stop hair loss. Instead, they should be happy to be bald. Researchers said: "Men might improve their well-being by finishing what Mother Nature has started."