Robbie Williams is one of the most well-known musicians of our time.

Thanks to his multiple accolades he has earned a spot as one of the defining figures in music.

He recently opened up about his struggles with hair loss and his experience with hair loss treatments.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the Robbie Williams hair loss story!

  1. Who he is
  2. Hair loss evolution
  3. Did he have a hair transplant?
  4. Hair transplant before and after
  5. Has he tried any other treatments?

Who is Robbie Williams?

Robbie Williams is a renowned British singer, songwriter, and entertainer, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

He initially gained fame as a member of the popular boy band Take That in the early 1990s.

After leaving the group in 1995, Williams embarked on a highly successful solo career.

His music spans various genres, including pop, rock, and swing, showcasing his versatile vocal ability and charismatic stage presence.

Known for hits like “Angels,” “Feel,” and “Rock DJ,” Williams has won numerous awards, including multiple BRIT Awards.

He is also noted for his lively and sometimes controversial personality, which has kept him in the public eye.

His albums have sold millions of copies worldwide, making him one of the best-selling British solo artists in history.

Beyond music, Williams is also involved in charitable work and has a significant cultural impact in the UK and beyond.

Robbie Williams hair loss over the years

So why was Robbie Williams losing his hair?

The answer is simple, he was losing his hair due to androgenetic alopecia otherwise known as male pattern baldness.

Before his issues with this common condition, Robbie Williams was a beloved heartthrob adored by fans all around the world.

Sadly his hair has thinned out significantly over the last two decades.

Let’s take a look at how male pattern baldness reshaped Robbie’s look.

The early 90s

Robbie williams in take that

When he burst onto the scene in the early 90s, Robbie Williams had a full hairline with no signs of the thinning that was about to unravel.

However, this is to be expected as the star was only 16 at this time.

It’s very rare to lose any hair let alone all your hair at such a young age.

Dawn of the New Millennium

robbie williams had a receding hairline by the early 2000s

By the early 2000s, his hair loss was already slightly visible at the temples.

Although it’s hard to tell whether this was just a mature hairline or a receding one.

First hair transplant in 2013

Robbie Williams hair transplant happened in 2013

In 2020 Robbie Williams revealed he had a “thatch job” as he refers to it.

This “thatch job”(hair transplant) was done at a clinic in Beverly Hills.

Judging from his hairline prior to his hair transplant in 2013 it’s hard to say why he decided to undergo the procedure.

His frontal area was mostly intact and although his temples had receded a bit, the situation was far from dire.

Widespread hair loss by 2021

robbie williams hair loss got so bad that he's almost completely bald these days

By looking at his most recent pictures it’s clear that Robbie had a failed hair transplant which failed to stimulate hair growth.

He considered getting a second hair transplant after his lacklustre results, but as it turned out this wasn’t possible.

In an interview, he said “My hair is getting thinner and thinner. Nobody will give me a thatch job because they say my hair is too thin. I’m just going to have to embrace Robbie Williams losing his hair.”

As a second transplant is out of the question, Robbie decided to alter his appearance to fit his condition and started wearing a mohawk.

robbie williams mohawk as seen on instagram

Seems like he made peace with his condition and adjusted to his new look instead of trying to fight it.

Has Robbie Williams had a hair transplant?

Robbie Williams had a hair transplant in 2013 but it’s unclear exactly which clinic and technique he chose.

All we know is that it was probably a Beverly Hills clinic in the US.

While there’s no confirmation on the method used, it’s not hard to tell which technique was employed.

Seeing that there are no scars on his head, we can safely say that it was carried out with the FUE method.

This technique often provides life-changing results while causing little to no scarring.

However, in Robbie Williams’s case, his donor area was most likely poor which led to less-than-ideal results in the long run.

Robbie Williams hair transplant before and after

robbie williams before and after his hair transplant

Robbie Williams hair treatment – What else did he try?

Aside from hair transplantation, Robbie Williams tried various treatments to restore his hair.

He admitted to having expensive follicle growth injections saying “‘So I had these injections. They were an absolute fortune, two vials of this stuff. It cost the same price as my grandma’s house.”

These hair loss injections were supposed to support new hair growth and make his hair grow back thicker.

Sadly, they proved to be a scam and provided Robbie Williams with little to no results.

He went on to say that when he performs he sometimes glances at the screen behind him and sees a man with “a double chin and no hair”.

The singer also contemplated taking medication such as finasteride but said he can’t take pills because they depress him.

Since future hair transplants aren’t an option and pills are also a no-go, he’s left with no choice but to embrace his condition.

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