Has Prince Harry resigned himself to losing his hair? Recent comments made by the thirty-seven-year-old Royal would certainly seem to point that way. While promoting the Invictus Games in The Hague in April, he joked about being ‘doomed’ to follow in the footsteps of his father and older brother by going bald. Photographs taken at that event certainly show that Harry is losing his famous ginger hair at a rapid rate.
If Harry is comfortable with the prospect of going bald then all’s well, but sometimes what a man says (or makes jokes about) hides a deeper concern. Could that be the case with the prince? In February, he attended the Superbowl in California sporting a brand-new haircut that many commentators thought was styled to cover his bald patch. Maybe not that comfortable, then.
Only Harry knows how he genuinely feels about his hair loss, but if he does want to do something about it, now would be the best time. Read on to find out why!
Mental health is an issue close to Harry’s heart. He has been open about his own struggles with the anxiety and panic attacks he endured in his twenties. Given that history and the fact that he is currently at odds with most of his family, he doesn’t need another source of stress or worry.
Hair loss can seriously affect the self-esteem and confidence of those who experience it. That is particularly the case for men under forty for whom a full head of hair is a sign of youth and vitality. For that reason alone, Harry should address the issue of his hair loss as soon as possible if it is concerning him.
Act Early for Best Results!
Harry already has a noticeable bald spot on the crown of his head, the first signs of male pattern baldness. If this spreads to his hairline, as it has already done with his older brother William, then the prospects for a successful hair transplant procedure for Harry begin to fall.
The reason is that a successful Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant – the most popular and effective method of treatment – involves grafting hair follicles from donor sites, usually at the back and sides of the individual’s head, into the bald areas. That means its success hinges, first of all, on the amount and quality of follicles available on these sites.
The donor areas get smaller as a bald spot spreads, while an expanding bald spot means that the area to be covered requires a greater number of hair follicles to be implanted. The more advanced the hair loss process, therefore, the more difficult it becomes to balance the demands of the bald spot with the capacity of the donor sites.
Other Hair Restoration Treatments
Of course, surgery is not the only option available to those experiencing hair loss these days. There are other options available, including hair thickening products and hair supplements. There is also the non-surgical Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment, which encourages the growth of dormant hair follicles and improves blood circulation in the selected areas.
The thing that these non-surgical options share with hair transplants is that early intervention leads to better outcomes
Royal Role Model
There is still something of a social stigma attached to hair restoration treatments. In part, this survives from the days of wigs, hairpieces and even the first hair transplants, when results were aesthetically poor and opened the wearer to ridicule. It’s also a leftover from the days when male grooming was a niche interest. Today, the market for male grooming products is booming, and Generation Z males take as much trouble over their appearance as their female counterparts.
High-profile athletes, actors and musicians have helped break down some of these stigmas by being open about their grooming routines and, in some cases, their hair restoration work. To date, no one from the British Royal Family has done so. Were Prince Harry to have a hair transplant and be open about this, it would provide a huge boost to those men who are experiencing hair loss but who are too embarrassed to do something about it.
Hair loss affects men in different ways. Some men embrace their baldness by going for the shaved-head look; fortunately for them (or maybe because of them), there’s never been a time when shaved heads have been more fashionable. For many others, however, baldness is a severe blow to their confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately for this group of people, we live in a time when hair restoration treatments are effective and accessible.
If you have concerns about your hair loss, you should speak to an expert as soon as possible. Vinci Hair Clinic offers a free, no-obligation consultation to all new clients. That means you can get advice and answers to all your questions without committing to anything. Just get in touch and book an appointment!