Men 'troubled' by hair loss

Hair loss is becoming a significant problem among men with many resorting to drastic measures in an attempt to cover up their bald patches.

In a survey from Optima Hair Specialists, almost 80 per cent of men admitted to dying their hair in an attempt to make it appear thicker.

A further 21 per cent had tried more unusual methods, such as covering their hair in shoe-polish or their wife's make up, in an attempt to hide bald patches.

However, the founder of Optima, Peter Murtha, said that professional treatments offer "a much safer solution".

Dr Bessam Farjo, a previous president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, commented: "In general, we recommend caution when it comes to hair transplant surgery. Prince William, for example, is only young and has a history of hair loss in his family.

"He is likely to continue to lose his hair until the age of 40 leaving about 15 years where any degree of unpredictable loss could happen. This makes surgical planning very crucial, emphasizing the need to err on the conservative side."

The prince recently appeared in a glossy magazine sporting a full head of dark hair, rather than his usual thinning blond hair.

Theories that he had used hair dye sprang up, but a spokesperson confirmed that it was merely lighting and photography that had given the prince his full-head of hair.

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