Hair loss is something that every man must experience, some embrace it gracefully, others tend to chase, aiming to find the holy grail to save their hair for a little longer. In the past men tended to settle with wigs and other similar forms, but since the age of new technology and enhancements there are many ways to save your hair using both surgical and non-surgical treatments.
To have a head full of hair is seen to be manly, so no wonder why some of your most loved celebrities have struggled to come to terms with hair loss and opted to take action to rectify the problem.
Below are 5 stars who suffered from hair loss.
Famous for his role in Little Britain, Matt comes across to many as one of the most confident and funny guys around. However, Matt has struggled with self-consciousness since losing his hair at such an early age.
“I have the same insecurities anyone else has about their appearance... well, probably more so,” he said.
“I lost my hair when I was six so the fact that I looked different was made apparent to me from a very early age. People always commented on it so I think my way of dealing with it through the years was to disguise myself. It felt like a safe thing to do.”
(Matt Lucas, Interview with The Mirror Newspaper)
Brendan Fraser’s recent hair loss came as a shock to his fans, who were pretty used to his thick locks in The Mummy franchises and of course the legendary George of The Jungle movie.
Despite the actor maintaining a full head of hair well into his thirties, as he moved into middle age the first signs of a balding crown began to show.
Brendan Fraser’s balding head probably wasn’t just caused by male pattern baldness, and it’s likely that there was a decent amount of traction alopecia caused by hair pieces he wore for various film roles.
He has opted to wear hair plugs to cover his affected areas.
Like many men before him, Jack Nicholson was young when his hairline began to recede, and by the time he was in his 20s there was already a noticeable change in his hair’s texture and thickness. However, instead of crying into his pillow then grabbing the nearest razor to try to disguise his thinning hair, the actor decided to just roll with it.
The noticeable hairline eventually became sort of an unspoken trademark, accentuating his strong features and providing his characters with some added interest. Even Jack Nicholson’s young roles had some added flair due to his high crown and of course his ever-expressive eyebrows.
Sean Connery’s hair began to thin and recede when he was just 17. While it’s not unheard of for men to lose their hair at such a young age, it’s understandable that the teenage Connery wanted to hide the loss for a while.
This was how Sean Connery and his toupee first came to meet, and in each of his seven Bond movies, he never parted from it.
He’s best known for jumping out of planes, shooting people and sleeping with various, but even a philandering spy can suffer from male pattern baldness, and Daniel Craig is proof that you can lose your hairline and still look pretty good.
Luckily, it’s only really Daniel Craig’s hairline that’s thinning out, and the rest of his hair appears to be in good condition.
Craig has kept his subtly receding hairline looking good by keeping his hair short and neat, drawing attention away from the gradual fading and maintaining a well-shaped frame.
Tip: A little bit of pomade or wax can give some subtle volume without giving the hair a gelled-up look and will provide a fuller finish.