Author: Sarah Belgravia
Just like his father
During his recent tour of New Zealand a fan told the 30 year old, “you look just like your father” to which quick-witted Harry quipped, “I’m losing my hair like him too“.
This genetic hair loss is obviously something the family are comfortable with as they often joke about it – Prince Charles teased William about his hair at his Wedding Breakfast, whilst William also joked publicly about his own hair loss after the birth of his son, Prince George.
Hereditary heir issues
Male Pattern Baldness was always thought to be passed on through the father’s side of the family, however research found it can actually be inherited from either side – the mother or father.
Whilst this is still true, a recent study discovered that the majority of genetic traits – including hair loss – are more likely to be passed on through the father thanks to something called ‘imprinted genes’.
The women, on the other hand, do not seem to have any issues with thinning hair. Princess Anne – Charles’ sister – and her daughter, Zara Phillips, as well as Prince Andrew’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, all appear to have thick heads of hair, unlike their male relations.
Defending the crown
Ironically, the Royal men seem to have specific concerns about their thinning crowns.
Whilst the crown seems to be their first area to go, general thinning on top is also a problem and, left untreated, can lead to baldness, as with Prince Philip and Prince Edward.
Both the Queen’s hairdresser and his wife, Duchess Kate are reported to have advised William to try male hair loss treatment to combat his advancing shedding. Whilst Harry was rumoured to be using a minoxidil-based treatment to help regrow his hair.
If the two young princes want to defend their hairlines and restore hair in thinning areas, they would be best off following a comprehensive treatment programme featuring a high strength minoxidil. This MHRA and FDA licensed product is applied directly to the affected areas in order to promote regrowth.
Used in conjunction with the other elements of a personalised regrowth plan tailored especially for their needs by a dedicated hair loss specialist, this could help restore the Royal crowns to their former glory.
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