A news story last year revealed how Indian university students weren’t wearing helmets when on motorcycles and scooters for fear they would lead to hair loss. Fast forward to today and a raft of new helmet designs are promising something of a quirky solution.
Helmets with hairstyles printed on them are the brainchild of a Kazakhstan-based design team named Good!, whose suggestions for a cool new crop of motorbike helmets have resulted in global interest. Though none of the helmets are yet in production, the Good! team say they have been inundated with requests from people wanting to buy them.
Among the more striking designs are a gingery head of hair that might put you in mind of Homeland star Damian Lewis, and also an attractive Pulp Fiction-style bob aimed at women riders. Conversely, for anyone wanting to see what they might look like in the advanced stages of Male Pattern Baldness – or for those who wear their bald head proudly – the team have designed a helmet that looks like it has been modeled on Vin Diesel.
The Kazakhstan team aren’t the only ones mixing helmet design with hairstyles; design teams at an ad agency in Denmark have been working together on a prototype helmet which looks exactly like a head of hair you might find on a Lego or Playmobil figure.
On a serious note, concealing hair loss is a common pastime of many men who are losing their hair. Some turn to hairpieces and wigs; others – rumoured to include Wayne Rooney despite his hair transplants – try concealer powders which aim to “fluff up” existing hair with nano-fibres and adds a coloured tint to the scalp to temporarily create the illusion of more hair.
While some of these techniques can prove quite effective – the technology behind modern wigs in particular is rather impressive – a large percentage of men prefer to put science to work and use clinically-proven hair loss products for a less temporary fix.
Following a personalised male hair loss treatment course, can provide an incredibly effective way of halting the thinning hair or receding hairlines associated with pattern baldness and encouraging new growth.
Hair loss helmets
If you’re determined to go down the helmet route but want to inject a little science into proceedings, there are a number of laser therapy helmets designed to help thinning hair.
From the Theradome Laser Helmet (pictured) to the iGrow, these high tech pieces of headgear are the latest wearable tech designed to halt hair loss. However, the technology has actually been around for a number of years and the original, patented format is the HairMax LaserComb. This handheld device has a patented combing mechanism that parts the hair as the Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is delivered. This means the beams get to the scalp more easily, without hair blocking their way.
While LLLT can play a part in a comprehensive course, it is important to remember that this is considered a hair growth booster, not a treatment. LLLT should be used in addition to clinically-proven hair loss treatments in order to deal with the root cause of the thinning.
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.