Monthly Archives: December 2011

Bon Jovi Death Hoax & Hair Loss

Jon Bon Jovi is the latest celebrity victim of the infamous “celebrity death hoax.”  Yesterday afternoon Jon quickly went to Facebook to set the record straight stating “heaven look a lot like New Jersey.”

In the early days of his career, Jon sported the infamous long big hair of the 1980s. Over the years his hair has been de-poofed and cut shorter to reveal significant hair thinning and hair loss of the frontal hairline. On February 20, 2009 quoted Bon Jovi “Oh, let me tell you, I am so worried (about my hair). I look at guys like Sting and think, ‘Well, he’s cool about it,’ but I’m already losing it a bit and I’m so aware of it. Someone told me that you have to regularly massage your scalp, so I do that all the time. You look like a jerk, but it’s got to be worth a shot, right?” At the end of 2009 Jon spoke with The Times, he said when his wife threw him a 40th birthday party he jokingly told her to take lots of photos because it would be “the last pretty birthday”. Jon Bovi reveals, “I ain’t gonna do no shots, no Botox, no hair plugs, anything. I’m comfortable enough in my skin to know that such is life. I’d rather age gracefully.”

Hair transplant surgeon Dr. Ken Williams, of OC Hair Restoration Center located in Irvine, California, advises patients to be proactive about their hair loss and diligent about their daily treatment program.  “Daily treatment is key,” says Dr Williams, “the use of a DHT blocker like Propecia, and topical application of minoxidil will stop further loss and maintain the current hair density.”


Hair Loss Camouflage: Toppik Micro Fibers

Tired of hiding your thinning hair under a baseball cap, or just can’t wait for your newly transplanted hairs to begin growing?  Toppik Hair Building Fibers might be the solution to your problem. Toppik Hair Building Fibers give a natural and effective cosmetic cover-up  that conceals any signs of thinning hair and hair loss.

Toppik Fiber contains keratin protein fibers that cling to existing hair, even fine vellus hairs, through a static electrical charge that causes a magnet-like attraction, instantly making thinning hair look thick and full.  The fibers are so natural looking that they are indistinguishable from real hair and undetectable to the naked eye.

There are 9 different hair colors to choose from, making it easy for women who like to darken the hair in the winter and lighten in the summer. Toppik Fibers are strong enough to out last wind, rain, and perspiration; but gentle enough to be easily removed by shampoo.

Tiger Woods Wins Chevron World Challenge & Reveals Hair Loss

On Sunday, December 4, 2011 Tiger Woods swung his way to victory at the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.  Tiger birdied the final two holes and beat Zach Johnson by one stroke.  It has been two long years, 749 days to be exact, since Tiger has won either an official or unofficial tournament. After delivering a 10-foot downhill clutch birdie putt on the 18th hole Tiger gave an enthusiastic fist pump and the crowd erupted. After a quick celebration Tiger raised his cap in the air and revealed his receding frontal hairline and thinning temporal points.

It’s no secret that Tiger, currently  35 years old, has had a difficult 2 years both personally and professionally.  Has all that stress finally revealed itself through his hairline or is just unlucky genetics? Truthfully, it’s probably both. Most men have sometime of family history of hair thinning or hair loss, and emotional/physical stress can kick an existing condition into overdrive. Hair transplant surgeon Dr. Ken Williams of OC Hair Restoration Center located in Irvine, California treats men with this condition and appearance regularly and he has some advice. “Tiger is my favorite pro golfer, but he definitely has experienced hair loss and there is no better time like now to start a medical treatment before he loses more hair follicles, ” says Dr. Williams. “Outside of starting a medical stabilization program, hair surgery could be considered using FUE with NeoGraft or traditional Strip surgery to add density to his frontal hairline and re-establish his temporal points,” adds Williams.