Britain’s most iconic athlete, David Beckham has recently been pictured passing through airport security with his hair looking uncharacteristically dishevelled and surprisingly hints of his scalp showing through. Minutes later, he was again photographed quickly putting his beanie hat on to cover his hair.
Beckham has been pictured at several recent events sporting beanie hats and caps, leading to a building speculation that the global superstar is falling victim to male pattern baldness.
Have his fears been realised?
Previous interviews with Beckham have revealed his fears about losing his hair in the future. It can be safely assumed however that this is to do with the fact that his father has also now gone bald, meaning Beckham is genetically predisposed to a receding hairline or his hair thinning out.
As Beckham is aware of the male pattern baldness in his family, he can still take steps to retain a healthy head of hair before more hair is noticeably lost. One of the best ways to retain healthy hair is through regular diet and exercise, which no doubt Beckham is already doing judging y his excellent physical shape.
Healthy hair growth requires a regular and reliable supply of vitamins and minerals to be delivered to hair follicles in the scalp via the bloodstream. Some trichologists even suggest consuming foods, such as berries and tomatoes, which are high in anti-oxidants, can reduce or pause symptoms of hair loss.
Hair loss solutions for Beckham
Beckham has been quoted as saying though that if he were to lose his hair, he would opt to shave it all off. If he was interested, he would be an excellent candidate for scalp micropigmentation (SMP), with which he could bring back his famous shaved head look. SMP is a short procedure in which natural pigments are applied on the scalp to replicate the appearance of natural hair follicles or even minute strands of hair growing in.
Otherwise, he could always follow in the footsteps of his teammates and many other footballers by going down the hair transplant route. Most notably, Wayne Rooney who admits he started losing his hair at the age of 25, went public about his hair transplant procedures and inspired more than 30,000 men in the UK alone to look further into the procedure and follow through with it.