The royal outcasts have been embroiled in controversy but what their new Netflix documentary has really revealed is that Prince Harry is bald.
Yes, Prince Harry is bald. That’s the supposed real revelation from their new Netflix documentary “Harry & Meghan.”
In truth, Harry has been losing his hair for years. But the couple’s latest whirlwind press tour has some saying it’s time for the prince to just admit his hair loss is past the point of no return.
“Completely bald” shouts one headline from the royal-watching UK outlet Express.
Harry himself joked he was “doomed” to go bald while filming a Dutch TV show in 2022, notes Vanity Fair.
The facts about Harry and his hair loss
The British press has actually been urging Harry to just accept his baldness and cut it off for a while now.
This article from the Telegraph is all about the hair loss “clipping tipping point.” It comes down to knowing when the end is nye. “Own the shape of your head. Own your space,” is the gist of this piece.
“Here’s some advice from a bald man to a balding one: As with any other ‘affliction’, the only thing to be done is to accept it and move on.”Dylan Jones, The Telegraph
What could Prince Harry do to treat his bald spot?
Hair loss is largely genetic. The going theory is that men like Prince Harry have scalp sensitivity to a testosterone-derivative hormone called DHT.
Over time, DHT miniaturizes hair follicles. Eventually, the follicle goes from whispy to dead. Unfortunately, once the hair follicle is gone, it’s gone.
Prince Harry’s older brother Prince William went through the same thing, also at a relatively young age. However, it’s possible both lads could have kept their locks had they started aggressive treatment protocols early.
The number one step to fighting aggressive male pattern baldness is getting on a DHT blocker.
Oral drugs like Finasteride have the most evidence but topical Finasteride and Dutasteride applied directly to the scalp are becoming more popular because they may have fewer side effects.
How to start fighting hair loss immediately
Time is of the essence when treating hair loss. You don’t have to wait for prescriptions to get in the fight.
If Prince Harry didn’t want to start with drugs, Minoxidil is definitely proven to thicken the hair you do have. That alone could hide some of Harry’s losses.
Finally, someone like Prince Harry has such advanced balding, he needs the big guns.
Many hair loss experts and are now recommending red light therapy hats that stimulate growth.
Many of these caps have FDA approval and are widely recommended by transplant surgeons. The only problem is the price.
There are cheaper models like the iRestore but they have less than the recommended 272 lasers.
Obviously, money is no object for Prince Harry. Accepting a bald fate is obviously cheaper, but for those who want to fight, a comprehensive approach to battling hair loss is the best.