Everyone’s favorite rocker, Jon Bon Jovi, has spoken in the past about his concerns over hair loss.
In 2008 Bon Jovi, then 46, said, “Oh, let me tell you, I am so worried [about my hair]. I look at guys like Sting and think, ‘Well, he’s cool about it,’ but I’m already losing it a bit and I’m so aware of it.” But the singer later confirmed he has dismissed hair transplant surgery as an option.
Speaking in The Times in 2009, Bon Jovi said when his wife threw him a 40th birthday party he jokingly told her to take lots of photos because it would be “the last pretty birthday”. Jon Bovi reveals, “I ain’t gonna do no shots, no Botox, no hair plugs, anything. I’m comfortable enough in my skin to know that such is life. I’d rather age gracefully.”
In a new documentary about the band, Jon Bon Jovi reveals what it’s like ageing in public and how he views his role as a rock star: “I’m the CEO of a corporation who’s been running a brand for 25 years. I’m not some guy in a rock band. I always saw it differently. Not better, just differently.” In light of the ‘band as brand’ approach that Bon Jovi takes, it seems understandable that image plays an important role.
There has been some speculation in the past over whether the Bon Jovi uses hair loss treatments. His mane seems in remarkably good condition and given that Male Pattern Baldness affects approximately 50 per cent of men in their 50s, and given that he said in 2008 that he had started to lose some hair, it seems highly likely that some hair loss prevention products are on his rider.
In a 2008 interview Bon Jovi said, “Someone told me that you have to regularly massage your scalp, so I do that all the time. You look like a jerk, but it’s got to be worth a shot, right?”
His father was a hairdresser, so the singer has probably always looked after his hair, however, good scalp care cannot prevent rising levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – the hormone that attacks hair follicles causing hair growth to slow and eventually stop altogether. Early preventative action is essential to maintaining hair growth. Those with an inherited sensitivity towards DHT – which is effectively what causes Male Pattern Baldness – would be wise to avoid scalp massage and promoting the circulation of DHT if they are not doing this as an addition to a pharmaceutical hair loss treatment plan.
There are only two products that have been proven to work in large scale clinical trials. Minoxidil (for men and women) and Propecia (for men only) can be tailored to suit an individual’s hair loss condition when prescribed by a specialist. No doubt Jon Bon Jovi has access to expert hair care advice but high quality hairloss treatment programmes are not exclusive to rock stars. The Belgravia Centre has a team of specialists and an in-house pharmacy dedicated to providing the very best hair loss solutions. To see the kind of results that male and female clients experience, take a look at the hair loss success stories page.
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.