The French football team won the Russia 2018 World Cup and, now the celebrations are dying down with domestic league preparations beginning, reality is setting in.
For a number of players this means following through on bets they were challenged to if France brought home the Jules Rimet trophy.
Giroud going bald gradually?
The toughest of these go to Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who will undertake a Paris to Turin cycle ride, and Seville defender Adil Rami, who had to fight judo’s gold-medal winning Olympian, Teddy Riner. The latter did not go well, with Rami being soundly beated by Riner during a friendly bout on French TV station TF1 on 16th July.
For Chelsea FC’s Olivier Giroud this means shaving his head – though his wife requested he wait until after the christening of his new son before going bald.
Giroud has said his international teammate, the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris – who was originally scheduled to do a pub crawl in Nice – will join him in the challenge. Lyon’s Nabil Fékir was also dared to shave his head, while Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar was to dye his hair.
Since the World Cup final, social media has been abuzz with Giroud fans pleading with the forward not to go through with the bet and to save his signature pompadour hairstyle. The 31 year old may have taken their wishes at least partly to heart as he shared a photo of his new haircut late on 22nd July showing him with a buzzcut. Not quite the shaved head we were expecting, but perhaps he’s planning on going bald gradually?
Shaved heads and hiding hair loss
Whilst it certainly doesn’t appear Olivier Giroud has any hair loss problems to contend with, many men see shaving their head as the only option when they start losing their hair.
Although a closely cropped shaved head can be a good option for some, others are uncomfortable with sporting what can be seen as an ‘aggressive’ look, especially at work. Others feel too self conscious about the shape of their head or how prominent it may make their ears appear, to try this style too.
Furthermore, Male Pattern Baldness affects the top of the scalp from hairline to crown, so even if the head is shaved, unless it is super short, hairloss may still be evident.
For those wanting to keep their hairstyle who are looking for an alternative hair loss solution, there are two MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved hair loss treatments available for men. These clinically-proven topical and oral medications are often used in optimum formulations alongside key hair growth supporting products, in Belgravia’s personalised Male Pattern Hair Loss Treatment courses.
Often when clients have short hair to start with, it can be easier to see the results as their treatment progresses. For Mr. A – pictured here – the changes in his hair regrowth and density were clearly noticeable at his first three month check-up. This delighted Belgravia client said, “This is an absolute game changer! My friends and family refer to it as the “miracle cream” – and for good reason… I went from being the bald guy to the guy with a full head of hair! Don’t think.. do it!!”
Though we cannot guarantee you’ll look as good as Olivier Giroud, non-invasive treatment is an option worth considering for anyone interested in wearing their hair the way they want, tackling hair loss and preventing baldness.
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.