The actor and comedian Steve Coogan spoke to celebrity pal Rob Brydon about his thinning hair concerns during the pair’s popular gastronomic travel show, The Trip to Italy.
Thinning on top
Coogan, 49, brought up the subject of his hair loss during a recent episode of the BBC show, which follows the real life friends on a culinary road trip around Italy.
As the sun beat down on the pair, Coogan leaned in to show the ‘Would I Lie to You’ host his crown and candidly asked, “Is my hair thinning or is that the beginnings…? Just tell me the truth“.
“Can I just say, there’s no need to lean forward” replied Brydon. “Yes, it’s starting to go. I’ve not said anything because I know how insecure you are… how far it’ll go, I don’t know“.
Coogan, looking a little crestfallen, checked, “Really? And all men naturally do that though, don’t they?” Brydon confirmed that they do, although in actual fact it is only those who have an hereditary predisposition to the genetic hair loss condition who are affected.
‘Get to the source of the blaze’
After confirming Steve’s hair was starting to go, Rob Brydon posed him with a pertinent dilemma, “You’ve got to ask yourself a question – “Am I going to sit by idly, while Rome burns, fiddling, or am I going to find a fire hydrant and get to the source of the blaze?” Steve did not answer.
Brydon has himself suffered from male pattern baldness and was thought to have admitted to having had a hair transplant after replying, when questioned, “For some time now my head has been feeling a lot warmer but I was unable to put my finger on the reason why.”
Options for treating thinning hair
When it comes to dealing with thinning hair in men, there are two medically-proven products – minoxidil and finasteride 1mg – that can help to reverse this hair loss and promote new growth. As high strength minoxidil is applied topically, this is often used to treat a receding hairline – the most stubborn area of the scalp.
Adding in hair growth boosters such as the HairMax LaserComb and one-a-day dietary supplements like Hair Vitalics, can help to further ensure the hair is in optimum condition so that it grows through thick and healthy.
In addition to diagnosing hair loss conditions and assessing the stage of shedding, hair loss specialists are also able to recommend the most effective tailor-made treatment plans for each client based around their individual medical and lifestyle needs.
The Belgravia Centre
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.