You might think that Niall Horan has it all: a multi-million pound fortune, a top-of-the-range sport scar, plenty of aspiring Mrs Niall Horans and a successful career; oh, and he’s not even 20 yet. As a member of the unbelievably successful boy band One Direction, the singer is sorted for life, and to top it off, he’s not afraid of going grey, and confident that hair loss won’t be a problem.
“I Love Grey Hair”
When, in an interview, the star was asked how he felt about getting older (a rather premature question for a teenager we might add!) he responded: “It wouldn’t bother me if I have grey hair, because I love grey hair,” and went on to declare his envy of noted silver fox, TV presenter Phillip Schofield.
Not only is Horan not worried about greying hair, pretty unsurprising for a nineteen year old, he has also confidently spoken about not going bald. Describing how his family “all have full heads of hair,” the teen heartthrob clearly seems to know his stuff when it comes to the cause of male pattern hair loss, the type of shedding that affects 95% of men with the condition.
However, whilst the cause of pattern balding is certainly down to genetics, or the predispositions we inherit from our family tree, it is not just his parents that Niall needs to check for thinning hair.
The Bald Gene
The genes for baldness can be carried by men and women without the carrier experiencing the condition, so if a family member is not bald, it may be that they do not carry the gene, or merely that it has not been expressed. Whether or not pattern hair loss develops in those who carry the gene is down to a number of factors, from age to stress levels, so there is a chance that years down the line, Niall will notice some degree of hair loss.
If you’re experiencing unexpected hair loss, there’s no need to panic. The vast majority of men are able to both halt their hair loss and regrow hair in thinning areas with a hair loss treatment programme, removing the need for a costly hair transplant procedure. A combination of the two medically approved hair loss medications, Propecia and minoxidil, has shown the highest success rate in our male clients.
It Doesn’t Have To Be One Direction
Propecia acts by blocking the powerful androgen DHT, which attacks hair follicles atop the scalp of men with a genetic predisposition to hair loss. As soon as DHT is blocked, providing that they have not altogether ceased producing hairs, the follicles can begin the recovery process. It is important to give scalp follicles sufficient help with recovery and the growth of new hair, and this is where the second medication minoxidil comes into play.
Minoxidil is applied directly to the scalp, where a liquid formulation is used that is invisible once applied; if you’re experiencing stubborn patches of loss, perhaps in the form of a receding hairline, our unique high strength minoxidil cream has shown a revolutionary level of regrowth. Alongside these medications, there are several hair loss treatment boosters that provide comprehensive support for your hair; we are confident that a Belgravia Centre treatment programme covers all aspects of hair regrowth and preservation.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, 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 hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.