Prince Harry sparked speculation about having hair transplant surgery after appearing with a seemingly thicker head of hair in a recent photo.
As Harry’s ginger locks have noticeably thinned in recent years, some wonder if he resorted to restoration procedures.
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Once boasted flowing red hair, Harry has gradually experienced male pattern baldness as he aged into his late 30s.
His hairline has receded and his curls have looked finer and more sparse in appearance over the past decade, a common hereditary phenomenon.
Harry joked in his memoir ‘Spare’ that his brother Prince William’s hair loss seemed more advanced than his own despite the age difference. But now Harry is facing his baldness.
Prince Harry’s hair transplant
A newly released photo of Harry for his employer BetterUp sparked rumors of possible hair transplant surgery or similar treatment.
In the professional headshot, his hair appears thicker and fuller, without signs of receding. The transformed locks led to speculation about restoration procedures.
Some fans commented that the revitalized curls looked unrealistic given Harry’s increasing baldness in recent candid photos.
To understand the speculation over Harry’s hair, it’s instructive to see how his natural locks have changed over time:
As a young man, he had a full head of vibrant red hair.
At the age of 20, the hairline remained stable.
By 30, the hairline began to recede slowly at the temples.
Recent photos show significant thinning on top and around his crown.
The BetterUp photo seems to depict an abrupt reversal of this hair loss progression.
Hair restoration options
If Harry did seek help for his thinning locks, various surgical and non-surgical options exist:
- Hair transplants relocate follicles from fuller areas to thinning spots for a natural look.
- Scalp micro-pigmentation uses tattooing to create the look of fuller hair.
- Medications like finasteride and minoxidil promote hair growth and slow loss.
- Low-level laser therapy uses light energy to stimulate the follicles.
- Hairpieces like wigs or implants offer cosmetic enhancement.
There are plentiful procedures for concealing and restoring hair loss without telling obvious signs.
Dr. Gary Linkov, in a YouTube video, analyzes the scalp of the son of King Charles III and believes that he has had transplants since about 2017.
Although Prince Harry’s apparent hair transformation sparked rumors of transplants, others say his change is due to photo retouching.