The failure of X-Factor’s gruesome twosome Jedward may have been music to the ears of many, however it seems they had more fans than first believed. Not only did they win over viewers and the X-Factor judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole with their quirky, tuneless and sparky performances, but it seems men all over Britain are admirers too. In a poll of 1,200 men, almost a quarter said they most liked the hair of John and Edward Grimes (aka Jedward). Jedward were only just pipped to the post by star of hit films Twilight and New Moon, Robert Pattinson, who scored 26 % of the votes. Given the hairstyles of those male celebs that came top in the survey, it seems men really do care about hair and are keen to prevent hair loss.
The results of the survey were as follows
1. Robert Pattinson 26%
2. Jedward 20%
3. Peter Andre 12%
4. David Beckham 11%
5. Ashton Kutcher 9%
6. Patrick Dempsey 8%
7. Mark Owen 6%
8. Justin Timberlake 4%
9. Cristiano Ronaldo 3%
10. Jamie Archer 1%
The survey to find the most sought-after male celebrity hairstyle was carried out by Optima, a company which creates hair replacement systems. Peter Murtha, founder of Optima, said, “In the past, we’ve found men have often opted for more conservative styles; however, attitudes certainly seem to be changing”. Murtha said men are becoming much braver in their requests for hair pieces. “One in three men are bald by the time they are 60 and many start losing their hair from their late teens – I myself had lost all my hair by the age of 23. With statistics like these, it’s no surprise we’re seeing a change in men’s attitudes towards their hair. We’ve seen a steady increase in the number of men opting for more creative styles, particularly from our younger customers,” said Murtha.
Murtha is not alone in losing his hair at such a young age. Male Pattern Baldness often starts when a man is in his 20s or 30s and sometimes earlier. The condition is caused by a genetic predisposition to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone that attacks the hair follicles causing hair growth to slow. If left untreated, DHT will destroy the hair follicles which stops all hair growth resulting in baldness. By the age of 35, approximately 40% of men suffer from the condition. This increases to two-thirds by the age of 60 and 80% by the age of 80. The first signs are a receding hairline and thinning hair around the crown area.
Many men will respond well to treatment. The Belgravia Centre has been treating hair loss in men for many years with high degrees of success.
High strength minoxidil can help to promote regrowth and is applied directly to the scalp where needed, making it especially ideal for stubborn areas like the hairline.
Alongside Minoxidil, Propecia is the only other treatment that has been found to be safe and effective for the treatment of hair loss by the medical regulatory bodies. When Propecia is used alongside a prescriptive Minoxidil, it is possible to maintain optimum hair growth.
To see how well a tailored treatment programme works, view examples clients before and after starting treatment in our Hair Loss Success Stories gallery.
The Belgravia Centre offers a free consultation with a hair loss specialist either in-clinic or via the website. To book an appointment call the reception on 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will contact you over the next two working days.