Blondes 'take longer than brunettes to get ready'

Researchers have found that blondes spend on average six minutes longer to get ready for a night out than brunettes -- in fact, women will take 72 minutes a day on beauty routine compared to 66 minutes for brunettes.

And, this equates to blondes spending 22 days a year getting ready, compared to 19 for brunettes, British newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.

Rose-Marie Jarvis of Goody hair care, which conducted the study, said: "Traditionally, blondes have to work a little harder than brunettes to achieve the same standard of shine as fair hair doesn't reflect light to the same extent.

"Interestingly, we found that often it's the time spent on getting ready that gives women a confidence boost -- which would explain why blondes are thought to have more fun.

"This research formed the thinking behind our range of hair accessories and styling tools in Morrisons, as we recognise the effect that a good hair day can have in boosting women's confidence."

The study, based on a survey of 3,000 women, also found that preparation time for a night out for blondes took 118 minutes. Blondes shower for 16 minutes a day, spend a seven minutes on their teeth and 14 minutes on their hair.

A further 11 minutes are spent on make-up, another 11 minutes selecting the right outfit, and 12 minutes on other preening activities including shaving, waxing and plucking.
Eleven minutes a week are dedicated to nail care, as blondes file, trim, polish and paint at least once a week.

The study has also showed three quarters of blondes stick to exactly the same beauty regime every day. In contrast to blondes, girls with brown hair spend just over an hour each day getting ready to go out and 11 minutes manicuring nails.

When going on a night out, brunettes spend one hour and 51 minutes getting ready. And brunettes are more likely to leave the house without any of their hair and make up being done -- eight in 10 girls say they would not be ashamed of going "au natural".

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