Hair’s Evolutionary Purpose – An Author’s Theory
As we stated in our previous blog the psychology of hair loss, hair has a role beyond just aesthetics. While it’s common knowledge that everyone enjoys a nice head of hair, both on themselves and on others, what’s not often recognized is the evolutionary purpose of hair.
Rogelio Samson, author of The Curly Hair Book: Or How Men Can Now Rock Their Waves, Coils And Kinks and founder of ManlyCurls.com, subscribes to the theory of hair’s evolutionary purpose. Said Samson on his blog:
“[Hair} has served to protect the scalp and skull in both men and women, and, in women, hair that was capable of reaching long lengths was useful for infants to hold onto, with this being one of the purported reasons for men subconsciously preferring women with long hair: long hair signals a woman’s ability to sustain the life of a newborn.”
Men’s hair also sends out subconscious evolutionary messages to women. A healthy head of hair is a prominent signal of overall health, visible to everyone. “Biologically, to be able to grow lustrous thick hair strands, your health must be in top shape, thus healthy-looking hair hints that a person is healthy enough to dedicate part of his/her body’s metabolism to growing a physical trait that is not critical to sustain life,” said Samson.
While the evolutionary theories behind hair continue to evolve, one thing is for certain: men and women alike strive for healthy hair, and everyone finds nice hair attractive. And while our primitive ancestors simply had to live with balding, today’s technology allows us to combat our hair loss.
So if you have thinning or balding hair, why not take the steps to restore your attractiveness on an evolutionary level? Call NE Hair today at 855-5-NEHAIR to schedule a free consultation. We will determine the cause of your hair loss and map out a plan to have you looking better than ever.