Robbie Williams was back in the media this week talking about his thinning hair.
His wife Ayda Field posted a video of the 47-year-old showing off his new Mohican haircut.
In the video, Robbie says: “I’m losing my hair, I’m thinning. So I thought I’d lean into it, rather than fighting it.”
Ayda captioned the video: ‘@robbiewilliams in a hair life crisis….#newhaircut #lastofthemohicans.”
Most hair loss is in the genes and Robbie’s 72-year-old father Pete Conway is heavily badling.
It is evident that the same baldness gene has been passed from father to son.
Robbie revealed that he’d had a hair transplant on the Graham Norton Show way back in 2013 when he was 39.
He said then: “I’ve had a thatch done, I’ll tell everyone now. I didn’t even need it. That’s the weirdest thing. I had like three months off and got bored so thought, I’ll go in.”
Williams indicated that he had “just got some at the sides and front done”.
The sad truth is that hair loss is a continual process.
The transplanted hair will be permanent and will last Robbie for the rest of his life.
But a man such as Robbie with a strong baldness gene was always going to carry on losing his natural hair after the first hair transplant.
He could have slowed down or even halted this natural shedding by taking a clinically proven hair loss drug such as Finasteride, also known as Propecia.
This would not have grown any new hair for Robbie but it would have stopped him losing more of his natural cover.
Some men are put off taking Finasteride because around 2% of patients experience issues such as loss of libido and man boobs.
But the only way Robbie will properly combat his baldness and fill out that Mohican is by having a hair transplant.
Most of Dr Shahmalak’s celebrity clients opt for a FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure, where the donor hairs are extracted individually from the back and side of the scalp. This would suit a patient such as Robbie because the scarring his minimal, and FUE is better suited to men who like to wear their hair short.
The other method is called FUT (follicular unit transplantation) and the donor hair is obtained by cutting a strip of skin from the back of the scalp. This hair is then replanted in the same way as FUT.
Robbie shouldn’t delay any longer – that second hair transplant will definitely improve his hair.