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Freddie Flintoff Asks Will Smith If He Would Consider A Hair Transplant

Sportsman, Freddie Flintoff recently committed an embarrassing gaffe by asking the movie star Will Smith – who is not showing any signs of hair loss – if he would consider a hair transplant.

Freddie Flintoff

Gaffe: Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff

‘Absurd experience’

The bizarre interview came about when cricketer, Flintoff was sent to interview actors Will Smith and Margot Robbie about their new film Focus. Flintoff now plays for Australian cricket team, Brisbane Heat, and was there on behalf of a national TV channel. “It was one of the most absurd experiences of my life,” said Freddie. “They had no idea who I was, could barely understand a word I was saying, with my accent, and I had precisely ten minutes to show them the full range of my interviewing skills.”

The interview went from bad to worse when Freddie turned the conversation to hair loss: “Towards the end I asked Will if he had ever considered hair surgery like Shane Warne or Ricky Ponting. He obviously didn’t know who they were either, and didn’t understand why I thought he might need hair surgery. So it all ended rather awkwardly.”

Unlike the former Fresh Prince, who has no signs of as much as a receding hairline despite being 46 now, Australian cricketer Shane Warne has regularly talked about his hair transplant surgery. It’s thought that Shane took action as soon as he started to notice thinning, and underwent a hair transplant in addition to using hair growth boosters such as laser combs.

Will Smith

Offended? Will Smith

Who should consider a hair transplant?

Although hair transplants often gain coverage in the press due to celebrities undergoing surgery, invasive hair restoration is not the only solution for thinning hair. With the right combination of medically-proven male hair loss treatments, it is often possible see results without surgery, providing professional help is sought early enough.

Before considering surgery, consult a specialist to determine your precise hair loss condition and the most effective treatment options available for your stage of shedding. Even if you do decide to consider surgery, many surgeons recommend following a pre-surgery pharmaceutical treatment programme featuring minoxidil and finasteride 1mg for a minimum of a six months. This will also need to be followed on an on-going basis after surgery, in order to stabilise any further shedding and prevent balding around the transplanted area. The reason for this is that hair around the transplanted hair is still susceptible to thinning, so without preventative treatment hair can continue to be lost even with a hair transplant.

Another benefit of following this advice is that some men find they no longer need surgery once they see the regrowth that can be gained from comprehensive hair loss treatment courses alone. You can find numerous examples of Belgravia clients who have sought our specialist help in treating their male pattern baldness, and have been astounded by their results, in our Hair Loss Success Stories gallery.

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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from 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 success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

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1 Comment

7th August, 2017 at 10:04 am


Will's hairline is receding though, and it's obvious. Look at a picture from him in his 20s compared to now. It's gone back at least a full inch or two. Look at pictures of it from the side, and it's more apparent. His forehead was really small to begin with, though, so the extra size didn't alter his appearance much.

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