Ok, this is a widely covered subject, I know. However, it’s one that makes me chuckle and wince in equal measure. It’s the terrible cover ups certain celebrities go to to cover up the fact that they’ve got a chrome dome going on.
To be fair, I’m probably only interested because I’m worried about my own hair departing from my head and having to invest in hats. I say that because I know if it goes, it goes. I will not be going down the wig, plug or combover route. It’s not worth it and I’m not made of enough money.
What baffles me is how many celebs are so scared of showing that they too have suffered this most human of conditions, they end up looking so fantastically stupid trying to hide it.
So, having seen an image of Chuck Norris – who knew? – that made me sit up straight, I thought I’d start sharing my favourite / most shocking balding cover ups that are about as subtle as the acting on Baywatch.
Starting with Chuck Norris:
To be fair, the man is 71 but come on, if it looks like you’ve got a dead cat perched on your head, give it up.
Then there’s Burt Reynolds’ amazing anti-ageing:
I can’t look at this picture for too long. I really can’t. Actually, the bald cover isn’t the most disturbing thing here it’s all pretty terrifying. He looks like a sneeze would break his face.
As for disturbing, how’s this for a miracle regrowth?
If you’re gonna do it, do it subtly. I mean… I don’t know what he’s got weaved into his head but it looks more like doll or even dog hair than it does human, real or even convincing. Does he really look in the mirror and think this looks good? That people will think his hair receded, fell out and then grew back like a thick, lustrous Labrador coat? Perhaps it’s that famous Buddhist calm that tells him it’s ok to look like someone left their doormat on your forehead.
Of course, there are some incredibley famous and well covered bald celebs with desperate attempts to cover their dome. I’m not going to delve into the comedy gold that is John Travolta. However, of those the one that actually makes me quite sad is Nicolas Cage. Is it wrong that I feel kinda sorry for him and his ‘quirky’ hairline?