Singer Ne-Yo has revealed that he started wearing a hat as part of his signature look when he was a teenager, to disguise the fact that he had already begun to experience hair loss.
The platinum-selling R&B star, whose hits include ‘Closer’ and ‘Beautiful Monster’, said, “The men in my family start losing their hair really early on. My hair started receding when I was just 13. So that was why I originally started wearing hats. Then I got super-confident with who I am, but they were already part of my look, so the hats stayed.”
It can be very distressing for a young man to start experiencing thinning hair or a receding hairline, but it is in fact much more common than is generally realised. 25 per cent of men will be affected by hair loss by the age of 30, and although stress, diet and other lifestyle factors can play a part, the most common cause is androgenic alopecia – better known as male pattern baldness.
This is a hereditary condition, caused by the action of a hormonal derivative of testosterone, DHT, on genetically sensitive hair follicles. Testosterone levels tend to peak between the ages of 18 and 35, and this is when the characteristic hairloss pattern may be initiated.
Although some men are genetically predisposed to lose their hair, perhaps at a relatively young age when it is likely to be very damaging to their confidence, it is possible to stabilise hair loss and promote regrowth with the correct treatment. The Belgravia Centre is able to give effective advice and treatment to patients from the age of 18 who are experiencing a wide range of hair loss conditions.
Hair loss treatment programmes at the Belgravia Centre are based around primary medications that are clinically proven to be both safe and effective, along with various hair growth boosters designed to optimise progress. You can see some of our before-and-during-treatment photos to judge our impressive results for yourself.
The earlier hair loss conditions are addressed the better, so we recommend arranging a free consultation with one of our specialists who can assess your individual condition and advise on treatment. Call 020 7730 6666 to book a consultation, or send us a message with any enquiry you might have. If you can’t get to the London centres, it takes less than five minutes to complete the online diagnostic form for worldwide advice on a home-use treatment course designed to fit your needs.
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.