An ex-member of the former group Oasis, Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs said he got his nickname because of his thinning hair. Arthurs was a founding member of the rock band (which has recently announced it is splitting up), playing rhythm guitar from 1991 – 1999. But he didn’t let his hair loss get in the way of being in the biggest band in the world as the millennium drew to a close.
Arthurs, now 44, started to suffer from baldness at a young age, earning the nickname ‘Bonehead’ years before he joined Oasis, at the age of 26. While it is commonly assumed that male pattern baldness happens to middle-aged men, in fact, the majority of men will begin to see the first stages in their 20s or 30s. Some, like Arthurs, may be affected at an even younger age.
Genetic hair loss in men follows a set pattern which starts with a receding hairline above the temples, producing an M-shape. Hair loss typically spreads from the crown eventually leaving hair at just the sides and back. These hair follicles are less affected and often, once this stage is reached, many men choose to shave the remaining hair for a completely bald look. However, if the onset of male pattern baldness is spotted early enough it can be successfully treated.
There are two proven hair loss treatments that can be used individually or as part of a combined treatment course, to stabilize hair loss and restore lost hair. After undergoing clinical trials, Minoxidil and Propecia have been licensed by the MHRA and ‘FDA-approved’ for the treatment of hair loss in the UK and USA respectively.
If you are concerned about hair loss, please contact The Belgravia Centre for a free consultation with a hair specialist who will be able to diagnose the condition and discuss your suitability for treatment.