It has been rumoured recently that heart-throb singer Justin Timberlake has become the latest celebrity to experience hair loss. The story, which has since spread across the internet and other news sources, was first reported by US magazine In Touch Weekly.
The celebrity news magazine claims that the 30-year old singer has recently started losing his hair. The article quotes a friend of Timberlake’s who said: “He’s keeping his hair super-short so no one notices.” The friend went on to say that the singer was “using specially formulated shampoo to promote hair growth. He certainly doesn’t want to go bald!”
Is Justin Timberlake suffering from Male Pattern Baldness?
If true, there could be any number of reasons why Timberlake is losing his hair. The onset of Male Pattern Baldness is a likely cause, as this is one of most common forms of hair loss affecting men. Though the star is still relatively young, Male Pattern Baldness can affect men from their early twenties onwards. It has been estimated that roughly two thirds of men will suffer from this form of genetic hair loss at some point in their lives.
Another possible cause for the supposed hair loss is Alopecia Areata. This condition results in patchy hair loss, and though the exact causes for it are not known, it is widely thought to be triggered by stressful or traumatic situations. This could in theory also fit the bill for Timberlake’s condition, as he has recently separated from his long-term girlfriend, actress Jessica Biel. Major life changes such as this can be a trigger for Alopecia Areata, which is the result of an auto-immune disorder which leads the body’s natural defences to attack healthy hair follicles.
These are of course merely hypothetical causes, as the singer has himself as yet made no comments on the rumoured hair loss.
Treatments for hair loss
The ‘specially formulated shampoo’ that Timberlake is allegedly using may or may not be helping to promote hair growth, depending on the exact nature of his hair loss.
Two pharmaceutical treatments which are likely to produce better results than any kind of shampoo are Propecia and Minoxidil. These are currently the only hair loss products which have been scientifically proven to prevent hair loss and promote re-growth. Both have been licensed by the MHRA in the UK and approved by the FDA in the US.
At the Belgravia Centre, we create individual hair loss treatment programmes for our clients, often based on Propecia and Minoxidil, but usually also including additional hair loss products such as laser combs and nutritional hair supplements for maximum success. Our aim is always to identify and prevent the underlying causes of hair loss, and then work to re-grow hair.
You don’t have to be a millionaire singer to afford our hair loss treatments. To find out more about how we can help you re-grow your hair, contact us today for a free consultation, or fill in our online diagnosis form.