Going grey `darkest fear for men`

Guess what`s men`s darkest blues? Turning grey, a new survey has revealed.

Updated: Aug 04, 2010, 16:38 PM IST

London: Guess what`s men`s darkest blues?
Turning grey, a new survey has revealed.

According to the survey, more than half of the
respondents said going grey was their worst fear; hair loss or
thinning came second, with unwanted hair in the nose and ears
in third place.

Being overweight and having yellow teeth were the next
biggest concerns, the poll has found.

And, it seems that 45 is the age where real discontent
sets in about how a chap sees himself. More than a quarter of
those aged between 45 and 54 disliked four aspects of their
appearance, compared to an average of over one in ten men.

"Although grey hair is traditionally seen as a mark of
distinction in men, the reality is many men are unhappy with
their newfound gravitas," the `Daily Mail` quoted a spokesman
for Mintel, which commissioned the survey, as saying.

He added: "The physical changes associated with
ageing can act as a catalyst to mid-life crisis as men become
less content with their appearance after the age of 45. Men`s
unhappiness with their appearance is not helped by their
disbelief in the claims that grooming products make.

"Older men are significantly more likely than younger
men to disregard a number of beauty and personal care products
as being completely unnecessary and are also less content with
the product results.

"And the cynicism of older men extends not only to the
claims that beauty products make, but also to a reluctance to
try beauty services."

PTI