It seems that Canadian singer and teenage heart throb caused a bit of a stir recently when he commented on Prince William’s receding hair line.
He asked reporters why the heir to the throne didn’t use hair products to help his balding head. Speaking with reporters Justin Bieber said: “I don’t know why he doesn’t just get those things, those products?”
Bieber added: “You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over there?”
How Prince William feels about Justin Bieber’s rather unflattering comments is not known, but no doubt he will probably be taken aback.
Justin Bieber’s rather unfortunate comments however only reinforce the idea that people’s appearance is often a source for talk.
What’s more it isn’t just in Britain or North America where these sort of comments are made. Apparently 69% of Asian men report feelings of sadness rather than anger when others comment on their hair loss. In the Philippines 30% of men (from a sample of 205 who took part in a survey) wish they had more hair.
One respondent told reporters: “It never occurred to me that I would lose my hair. But I did. And I had no idea how to deal with it.
“I used to walk around with pride and confidence. But since noticing that my hairline has begun receding, I felt conscious and I constantly styled my hair with bangs to cover up my actual hairline.
The commonest form of baldness in men is androgenetic alopecia (AGA). In the Philippines 2 out of 3 men are likely to suffer from it by the time they reach 40, according to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD).
While the likes of Justin Bieber have no worries about looking good, it seems those who are bald, or going bald often possess negative feelings. In the Philippines as many as 20% of balding men feel they are no longer attractive.