Anyone who has been watching the Euro 2012 finals from Poland and Ukraine will have heard the commentators mention frequently how warm and humid conditions have been in the stadium. In light of this, viewers of the Republic of Ireland versus Croatia match may have been surprised to see the Croatian coach, Slaven Bilić, wearing a thick woolly hat throughout the game.
There are few medical reasons for wearing a hat in 30 degree conditions, so what could Bilić be keeping under his hat?
Hat hiding hairline?
During his own playing career, Bilić was the proud owner of a thick, shaggy head of hair. Since taking over management of his national team, however, it is clear that his hair is thinning and receding rapidly at the front. It is therefore entirely possible that Bilićs headgear could be more of a hair loss cover up than a protection against the cold.
What is causing his hair to fall out?
Any football manager will tell you that although managing their national side is a great honour, the weight of expectation is also extremely stressful, particularly during an international tournament. It is quite possible that stress is having a negative impact on Bilić’s hairline.
However, given his age (43), it is also possible that Slaven’s hair is receding due to a genetic predisposition. Known as Male Pattern Hair Loss, this form of hair loss affects around 45% of all men in the same age bracket. Bilić’s earlier career as a player may even have helped exacerbate the loss; high levels of exercise (as required by professional footballers) is known to raise the body’s levels of testosterone, which can increase the action of Androgenic Alopecia and cause hair to be lost even more quickly.
Can the Croatian cap situation be cured?
If Bilić’s cap is concealing a case of hair loss, there are a number of treatments that could help. Here at The Belgravia Centre, we use a number of clinically proven, medically licensed medications which can help slow hair loss and encourage regrowth. Our customer testimonial archive contains hundreds of success stories, each including photos, from patients who have received treatment for all different forms of hair loss.
Any man (or woman) concerned about their hair loss should seek the assistance of a hair loss expert to receive a full diagnosis and advice about possible treatments. Patients of The Belgravia Centre are given a custom treatment plan which is fine tuned to the specific needs of their hair, ensuring maximum potential hair regrowth. As well as being prescribed medications and the use of our unique Hair Growth Boosters, clients are also able to contact their designated hair loss expert for further advice and reassurance in between appointments. To arrange a free consultation, call 0800 077 6666 or contact us online.
However, if you are unable to attend our clinic in London Victoria, The Belgravia Centre also offers a full online diagnostic service, complete with worldwide delivery of products and treatment. So whether you are based in the UK, Croatia or anywhere else in Europe or the rest of The World, contact us to find out more about treating your own hair loss issues.