Danzel Washington appeared on ITV’s Lorraine this morning this week and appears to be much thinner on top. We certainly don’t think it’s that big of a crisis — but the author of this article does. He’s getting older so why wouldn’t Denzel Washington be losing some hair? Come on people! Give him a break!
Denzel Washington, the two times Oscar winning star of movies such as American Gangster, The Manchurian Candidate and Training Day, appeared on ITV’s Lorraine this morning to chat with host Lorraine Kelly. The esteemed actor, who is also known for his theatre performances of Shakespeare, is nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in his latest film Flight. As awards season is well under way, should Washington be concerned about his apparent hair loss?
When Hair Takes Flight
Up against Daniel Day Lewis, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman and Joaquin Phoenix for the Best Actor statuette, it could well be that stress is the cause of Washington’s thinning hair. Although we treat it regularly at The Belgravia Centre, an all-over thinning is not the most common type of hair loss in men. The most common reason behind male hair loss is a genetic condition called male pattern baldness, which manifests itself as a receding hair line, and/ or a thinning crown.
However, Washington’s balding could be being caused by the condition Telogen Effluvium, which is usually caused by a sudden or severe stress. This stress causes hair follicles to prematurely stop growing, and subsequently enter the telogen, or resting stage. The hairs affected will usually stay in the telogen stage for three months before shedding, so it might be that a shock Washington experienced several months ago is the cause behind his recent hair loss.
Best Actor, Best Hair?
Luckily for Denzel, hair loss due to Telogen Effluvium usually grows back after a few months, so he shouldn’t worry about seeking treatment if his hair loss has happened recently. However, if Denzel has been experiencing the loss for a substantial amount of time, his hair might need a helping hand to grow back. Rather than having the added stress of a hair transplant, which is only necessary if the scalp is shiny and bald, the actor could try a bespoke hair loss treatment programme tailored to his type of shedding.
Danzel Washington in a hair loss crisis — what about that! He probably isn’t that worried, but what do you think? What advice would you give Denzel? If you were going to send him to a clinic, where would it be?
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