WE CAN HELP
Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

Baldness in the Bible

Prophet Elisha Bald Head Stained Glass The Belgravia Centre

Prophet Elisha and his bald pate depcited in stained glass

Hair loss has been a culturally significant subject for many centuries. Societies from around the world and at many different times have had very clear ideas about what baldness signified, and how to cure it – and the people recorded in the Bible are no different in this regard.

Biblical accounts of hair loss

There are several references to hair loss in the Bible, and the concept is used to convey a great many ideas and themes. One of the more notorious stories is in Kings 2:23, where the prophet Elisha is taunted by some young men because of his bald head. Elisha puts a curse on the youths, causing two bears to appear, and maul them.

The second mention of hair loss lies in Leviticus 13:40-41, which proclaims that “a man has lost his hair and he is bald, he is clean. If he has lost his hair from the front of scalp and has a bald forehead, he is clean.” The moral of Leviticus’ statement seems to be that baldness is not a laughing matter; that it is unfair to treat those who lose their hair badly. Indeed, this is in marked contrast to Ancient Egypt, where baldness was seen as a sign of being cursed by the gods, and suffering from hair loss was seen as punishment for immorality!

No miracle cure

This attitude of the patriarchs was clearly enlightened, especially seeing as at the time there was no reliable or effective cure for hair loss. It is only in the past 20 years that our understanding of the physiology of the scalp has reached an extent to which we can offer some form of remedy.

The Belgravia Centre is here to help

The good news is that if you do spot signs of thinning hair or a receding hairline, or any other kind of hair loss, then there are a number of ways that we can help. Our hair loss experts will be able to assess your condition and create a bespoke hair loss treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Why not check out our online archive of success stories, which highlights the great rates of regrowth we have had with hundreds of previous clients?

If you’d like to get your own treatment journey underway, you can contact us online or call 0800 077 6666 to book an appointment at our central London clinic. Alternatively, if you can’t make it to the city, you can complete our online diagnostic form, for a remote assessment and a hair loss treatment programme that can be sent to you in the post. There may not have been any effective hair loss remedies in Biblical times, but thanks to modern scientific developments, The Belgravia Centre can help you to regrow your hair and your confidence today.

Interesting articles

What is Telogen Effluvium?

Ferris Bueller’s Hair’s Day Off

Women Prefer a Bald John Travolta

Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

03 Dec

‘My Hairline is Receding and I Have a Thinning Crown at 25’

Name: Fahad Question: My age is 25 and from past few months i am seeing my hairline is receding slowly slowly which is now making me worried about it and the crown area i am seeing small small bald patches when i move my hair and they are getting thinner too. So kindly i need to know what […]

Read full article »
02 Dec

Success Story Alert! New Male Hair Loss Treatment Entry

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. Mr D, pictured, has noticed positive improvement to his thinning hair since he began treatment 4 months ago. Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by […]

Read full article »
02 Dec

Consumer Show Finds Caffeine Shampoo Unlikely to Help Hair Loss

Channel 4’s consumer programme Supershoppers has weighed in to the long-running debate over whether or not caffeine-based shampoos can help hair loss. The show’s investigators reported on their 21st November 2016 show how the well-known brand Alpecin appeared to be doing brisk trade with shampoos that were said to reduce hair loss. The snippet was […]

Read full article »