High Maintenance! We Spend 14,000 Hours in a Lifetime Doing This

Poll finds Brit women lose a year and a half to hair styling; name Kim Kardashian best tressed

Ever wonder if all that time you spend in the mirror spent curling, flattening, braiding, twisting, putting it up, taking it down and putting it back up again is worth it?

What if you learned you were spending 14,000 hours during your life -- or a full year and a half -- trying to tame those tresses? Suddenly, a simple ponytail seems just fine.

The Daily Mail in the U.K. reports a recent poll conducted by Hair Rehab London finds that’s the average amount British women mess with their hair.

So, what sort of styling are they doing? According to the newspaper, 89 percent say they believe men are most drawn to a “big, bouncy blow-dry,” although more than 30 percent of those polled say they most often opt for straight hair.

And most women -- 90 percent, in fact -- are taking their hair styling cues from the stars, the Daily Mail adds, with respondents naming Kim Kardashian best tressed, with Brit singer Mollie King and Beyonce following right behind.

The worst celeb hair, according to the poll? Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears, circa the shaved head era.

Hmm…Not so flattering? Perhaps. But just think of all that time you’d save, you know, so you can search for your next hair style.

Lesley Kennedy writes for ShopAtHome.com. Follow ShopAtHome on Instagram @shopathome and Lesley on Google+.

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