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We’ve all had bad hair days.

According to new research, the average American suffers 96 bad hair days a year. The average respondent will have three months worth of bad hair days every year. That amounts to experiencing eight bad hair days a month, or slightly over a week trying to tame their locks. From hair falling out when washing or brushing and general hair loss to frizzy and oily or greasy hair, Americans deal with a lot of unfortunate hair issues regularly.

The study found that four in five respondents have chosen to not leave the house because they were having a bad hair day. A third have called in sick to work over a hair issue, with the average respondent saying they’ve called out sick five separate times because of a bad hair day. Finally, half of those studied reveal they have bailed on a date due to an inability to get their hair to look good, while a further 38 percent have skipped a social function.