As a man entering into his mid-20’s I am starting to realise that, at this point in life certain things escape your control. The metabolism slows down and the beer belly protrudes, the hangovers start to get worse, the dodgy knee gets dodgier and dodgier … while the hair starts to creep backward on the scalp.
I noticed it about a year ago, and peering at my old man I quickly realise I should not be surprised - if I have anything like this thick mane by the time I turn 30, I will have done very well.
For some it is a problem, I decided from a young age that I will go bald with grace - like Bruce Willis, Billy Zane, Jason Statham or … Thomas Gravesen.
But in the world of sport, they simply do not need to worry. A professional sportsmen does not need to fear about becoming follically challenged. You can either go down the Jeremie Aliadiere, Michael Vaughan or Shane Warne route - and give Advance Hair Studio a call. Then again you could do a Wayne Rooney, and have a hair transplant.
Expensive yes, but the Elton John treatment certainly has its upsides - that is unless your scalp rejects it.
That recently appeared to be the case with Rooney, who seemed to be losing his barnet once again despite his recent transplant.
So, he must have even seen the humourous irony in the fact that Rooney had to sit down on the Swansea bench … with the popular mens hair re-growth product Regaine plastered all over it.
If things were not difficult enough for Rooney this afternoon...
Here is a picture from Twitter highlighting the moment as he entered the fray...
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