Most of us care about our appearance, but when you’re in the public eye there are a whole lot of other people who also care about the way you look. Something basketball legend, and new Lakers’ $154 million signing, LeBron James knows all about.
Having previously been roasted over his hair loss by the 2017 NBA Awards host, his friend Drake, who told the audience “LeBron James recently went bald and social media went — Oh sorry, this is a joke from 2007,” 2018 host, Black-ish star Anthony Andrews decided to go there too.
Andrews made fun of JR Smith’s infamous 2018 finals clock rundown incident, whilst dressed in a replica of James’ ‘marmite’ – love it or hate it – Thom Browne short suit look. This was the outfit LeBron was wearing when he walked out of the post-game press conference after being questioned about JR’s antics. Next Andrews speculated as to which basketball team the then Cavs star may join next, teasing “LeBron’s beard says ‘take me to Philly,’ but his hair says, ‘take us to the Clippers.’”
As Drake’s gag suggests, LeBron James’ receding has been giving comedians material for many years, not to mention providing work for video game illustrators charged with charting the coming-and-going of the baller’s hairline.
LeBron jokes about hair loss
Does LeBron mind the attention his receding hairline receives? It’s hard to tell given he rarely opens up on the subject, but the fact that the 33 year old power forward has been known to crack a hair loss joke at his own expense suggests he’s pretty comfortable with it.
He has occasionally publicly mentioned wanting to deal with his Male Pattern Baldness, however. And the repeated rise and fall of his hairline, as well as some thinning on top, suggest he may have tried hair loss treatment – but potentially not stuck to it.
Whilst LeBron’s barber notes that people think he has been using dye to conceal his thinning edges, he confirmed that what we see is all the baller’s own hair – something which would also be true if he had undergone a hair transplant or taken a pharmaceutical approach to preventing baldness.
Whilst there are two clinically-proven medications – one oral and one topical, both MHRA licensed and FDA approved – to help stabilise shedding and promote hair regrowth, consistency is the key to letting them do their job. That is, inhibiting DHT – the hormone to which men with Male Pattern Baldness have an inherited sensitivity, and which causes thinning hair in these instances – and encouraging accelerated hair growth.
Getting the most out of male hair loss treatment
When a man starts a pharmaceutical-based hair regimen, it is important that he talks through any queries or concerns with his hair loss specialist so they can provide advice and help him to choose the precise treatments and hair growth supporting products that will fit best with his level and pattern of shedding, as well as his medical profile and lifestyle.
At Belgravia it’s important that each client is honest about what they can realistically see themselves using and what they won’t, so that a course can be tailored to their individual needs, accordingly. After all, just like buying a gym membership but never actually going, won’t make you fit, getting hair loss treatment but never using it – or not using it correctly, skipping applications etc – will not do much for your hair growth. Many clients find that they may forget one part or another at the very start of their new regime, but quickly build the two minutes it takes into their daily routine – usually around their teeth-brushing, so that it’s easy to remember. Continues below…
Once a consistent routine has been established, and after any initial shedding period has stopped, patients often tell us that seeing results – whether it be reduced hair fall, their hair starting to feel thicker or seeing actual hair growth – spur them on and keep them motivated to stick with it. For anyone still struggling, however, Belgravia’s hair specialists and website are full of helpful tips and are on hand to provide support whenever needed.
With his production company set to release a remake of the classic 1990’s hip hop movie, House Party, if LeBron does want to make his rumoured cameo appearance, he’ll need to start looking around for hair loss solutions soon if he wants any chance of sporting an iconic Kid ‘n’ Play hi-top fade hairstyle – without cosmetic assistance!
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.