In it, he criticizes those people who say he should just shave it all off and “embrace it”. He says it seems like a weird way to solve a problem, by making it a lot worse: ‘No one ever says, “You’re starting to smell a little funky…you should cover yourself in skunk juice. Embrace your stink!”’
Ruby is no fan of facial hair to detract from a bald head and mocks, ‘Did anyone ever say, “Was he bald? I couldn’t tell because all I saw was that luscious goatee!”’
And don’t get the New-Yorker started on bald guys wearing hats. ‘The worst are the ones who wear those Kangol caps backwards. Sure, ‘cuz you’re a big Samuel L. Jackson fan…Sorry, you can’t be more bald than a white guy in his 30’s who’s wearing a Kangol cap backwards. That’s when you should have a combover. Take those four hairs and wrap them around your Kangol cap. Please.’
Ruby says he does not want to use medications for hair loss because of the side effects. However, if he looked at the clinical trials he would see that the side effects of Propecia and Minoxidil (the only two proven hair loss treatments) are rare and if a patient does experience side effects they disappear either a short time after commencing treatment or when treatment is stopped. For the vast majority of people who use hair loss treatments, there are no worrying side effects and they experience the benefits of preventing further hair loss and seeing hair re-growth.
If you are noticing thinning hair or hair loss, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis from a doctor or hair specialist. The Belgravia Centre offers free consultations. To book an appointment, please call 020 7730 6666 or message the clinic. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form for a consultation via the website.