Adults have about 120,000 hairs on their head and although redheads apparently have fewer, Prince William is clearly outperforming Prince Harry on the balding front. In a recent interview, the two Princes joked about each other’s hair problems.
“I think he’s definitely got more brains than me, I think we established that from school… and his baldness,” Harry quipped.
The youngest Prince is not short of a hair follicle but it would seem his unique colour is worth a jibe, as William retorted:
“It’s pretty rich coming from a ginger.”
If anyone could highlight the negatives of being part of a minority or the majority, it’s Princes William and Harry. While William is part of a long line of royals inflicted with the bald gene, Harry’s thick-set, red mane is uncharacteristic of the Windsor family and actually gave rise to speculation that he wasn’t Charles’s son.
As much as 80% of men will eventually experience hair loss but at 24, Harry is doing well to maintain his crop. His brother William started balding at age 20 but we can’t be too sure just yet that Harry won’t experience thinning hair. Prince Charles didn’t start balding until he was 28, but then again, hair loss can skip generations so Harry could be in the clear.
Although hair loss treatments haven’t been a major priority for past royals, it was rumoured that Prince William had started using them. The treatments work in a few different ways, by tackling the very root cause of male pattern baldness and by stimulating blood flow, allowing the deliverance of essential nutrients to the hair follicles. Clinically proven hair loss treatments do have good success rates individually but there are ways one can personally improve the outcome and get better results.
Roughly only 4% of the population are red heads and interestingly most of these exist in the U.K., the Republic of Ireland, and Australia. If a redhead didn’t like their colour, hair dye could effectively solve the problem but it seems the vibrant colour is a popular choice for many. The sale of at home red dye kits has gone up 17% since 2000 and as much as 30% of people who dye their hair at home choose to become redheads.
If you don’t want to be a redhead, call your hairdresser. But if you want to prevent baldness or learn more about clinically proven hair loss treatments and how to get the best results out of them, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email. If you can’t make it to the centre, fill in the online diagnostic form for access to an individually tailored mail-order hair loss treatment course.