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Elton John: Hairpiece or Hair Regrowth?

Elton's Hair The Belgravia Centre for Hair LossAs one of the star turns at London’s iTunes Festival, Elton John recently rocked central Camden. With a blend of new tracks complementing old classics, Elton John held the capacity crowd of 3,000 spellbound.

Throughout the concert, large images from Elton’s music videos were projected onto a screen behind the stage to provide additional atmosphere. However, eagle-eyed concert-goers will have noticed a significant difference in Elton’s hairline between his 80s heyday and the present. Unlike many other 66 year-olds, Elton appears to be gaining rather than losing hair.

During his performance of I’m still standing, projected images showed Elton back in 1983 with a clear case of male pattern baldness. However 30 years later his hairline appears to have undergone a miraculous transformation. For many years there has been a suggestion that Elton John wears a hairpiece, but developments in medical hair loss treatments mean that the hair could in fact be his own.

Drug related hair loss?

As a self-confessed former alcoholic, bulimic, and ex-cocaine user, it’s possible that Elton’s lifestyle could have played a role in his hair loss. Cocaine use has been identified as a cause of Telogen Effluvium, a hair loss condition that causes hair to stop growing.

Poor dietary habits can further accelerate hair loss through male pattern balding (also known as Androgenic Alopecia). Without receiving the correct nutrients, hair follicles are unable to produce healthy growth, increasing the rate of hair loss.

Elton John claims to have been drink and drug free since 1990, since when his hair loss may have stabilised. However it is unlikely that this alone can account for the extraordinary recovery of his hairline.

Future hairloss for Tom Odell?

Elton John was ably supported by new sensation Tom Odell whose impassioned vocals and energetic piano playing perfectly mirrored those of Elton himself. And at just 22, it is little wonder that Odell sports a mop of long, blonde hair.

But as Elton’s own experience shows, hair loss can begin at any age. Indeed a surprisingly large one-fifth of men may already be experiencing significant hair loss at the same early stage in adult life. If he is determined to maintain his glossy locks, Odell will need to keep an eye on his hairline for signs of loss, and seek professional advice at the earliest opportunity should he note increased shedding of hair.

Natural hair regrowth at The Belgravia Centre

Many men worried about their hair loss often turn first to the use of hair pieces or even surgery to hide or reverse the loss. Here at The Belgravia Centre we use a combination of clinically-proven medications and complementary treatments to encourage natural regrowth of lost hair. You can read some of our many success stories on our website – the largest online collection of its kind in the world!

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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.


29th May, 2018 at 2:16 pm


Hello, Can you tell me if you have to take medication for the rest of your life following a hair transplant? Kind Regards Bryan

30th May, 2018 at 11:15 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Bryan, we hope this article is helpful in answering your query and explaining why following an on-going hair loss treatment course is often beneficial following a hair transplant: Is It True You Can Still Lose Your Hair After a Hair Transplant?

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