Bradley Cooper is a Hollywood A-lister with an impressive range of blockbuster movies under his belt. He’s got a legion of fans across the globe and was even voted People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2011. However, it seems that Cooper’s superstar status can’t keep him from worrying about his appearance.
According to a source, the actor has major concerns about the possibility of developing male pattern baldness – so much so that he got his hairstylist to sign a contract to keep the lid on any hair loss rumours.
“He brought in a special stylist while he films The Hangover Part III and is paying boucoup (sic) bucks for her to sign a confidentiality clause,” the source revealed.
Is It In The Genes?
The source went on to explain that Cooper’s concerns stem from his family history.
“He [Bradley] comes from a long line of bald guys and has used Propecia for years. Brad’s thrown himself into his work and is desperate for an Oscar nod in February, but he’s paranoid about going bald. He thinks it could kill his leading-man status.”
Male pattern baldness, also known by as Androgenic Alopecia, is a common condition which affects 6.5 million men in the UK alone.
Cooper is correct in identifying the genetic origin of male hair loss – in fact, male pattern baldness is caused by the effect of male hormones on genetically predisposed hair follicles. In men who have inherited the condition, the male hormone testosterone is converted into the androgen dihyrdotestosterone, or DHT, which inhibits the growth of new hair cells. The idea that his potential hair loss could “kill” his leading man status, however, could be misplaced – studies have shown that audiences often view bald men as more ‘manly’.
The good news for Cooper and his concerns is that treatments for male pattern baldness have been shown to have a high success rate, particularly when the thinning is caught early.
Treatments That Work
As well as taking the hair loss medication Propecia, the source told showbizspy.com that Cooper has been experimenting with other products.
“He’s been getting a cutting-edge hair loss treatment and taking a battery of natural supplements…he’s only washing his hair every three days, with expensive organic shampoos,” the source is quoted as saying. Whilst he certainly seems to be on top of his hair care regime, Cooper himself has not spoken out about the precautions he has been taking, so it is impossible to know if his hair loss really has been treated or he is merely taking preventative measures.
Proven medications like Propecia can be useful in the treatment of male pattern baldness as part of a holistic treatment programme, but any man experiencing symptoms of hair loss would be best advised to seek the help of a professional hair loss expert, who can assess their condition and recommend the most effective course of action. This may include the use of medications like Propecia and other drugs like Minoxidil, but could also involve the use of other Hair Growth Boosters such as Hair Vitalics supplements or the FDA cleared Laser Comb. By seeking the advice of a professional, men can ensure that they receive a bespoke hair loss treatment programme that is tailored to their specific needs.
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