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Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
06-10-2013, 12:26 PM
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Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald


Rafael Nadal is losing hair and going bald at rapid speeds and I could not help notice in this past Roland Garros how he has lost so much hair already but because he keeps it long he can still hide it. It's a shame, Rafael Nadal is a great sportsman and humble guy and because he is an elite athlete he really is at odds about doing anything for his hair. Finasteride can test positive for doping and hair transplants need to lay off extreme activity and sunlight so not possible.

Rafael Nada could perhaps try Rogaine but with all the constant sweating and showering I dont think it really is a good long term solution.

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EDIT: Browse this thread for more pictures that reveal Nadal's hair loss being even worse than we initially thought. We are beginning to think that he could be afflicted with diffuse patterned alopecia where the hair is lost and thinned on the top of the head evenly instead of starting first at the forehead's hairline and receding towards the vertex, which is the most common expression of male alopecia.

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06-10-2013, 01:50 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
It's a shame what's going on with Rafa Nadal's hair loss; he is a young man who is top notch on and off the field, a true gentleman just like Roger Federer (they are both good friends too).

In the case of Rafa Nadal, his hair loss doesn't seem to follow the predictable Norwood stage pattern of regular male pattern baldness but, rather, Nadal's balding seems to be of the diffuse patterned type (DPA) in that the hair on the top of the head is lost evenly. I believe Nadal has been losing his hair since 2011 and, while the balding hasn't been dramatically fast, it certainly has hit him at a young age.

I hope Nadal's balding doesn't deteriorate any more; he really doesn't deserve it as the allround good guy he is.

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06-11-2013, 07:43 AM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
i noticed the same about Nadals hair loss during roland garros, not surprised i'm not the only one.
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06-25-2013, 07:31 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
Pity about Nadal's hair loss he's a nice kid allright. Some more pictures of his hair loss I found, not massive but noticeable enuff.

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06-25-2013, 07:56 PM
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I think professional tennis players are not allowed to use propecia because it can cause positive for doping, some bad news for Nadal.
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08-11-2013, 01:19 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
Yes, Vladimir, you cannot use finasteride (Propecia) in competitive sports as it can cause a false positive due to its DHT blocking actions. In theory, finasteride should not cause a false positive but it "can" so it is better for competitive sportsmen like Rafael Nadal to avoid hair loss products that work on hormones and only use some shampoos and minoxidil, pretty much the same anti balding products we have covered in this epic thread on hair loss products

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09-04-2013, 05:46 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
(06-10-2013 12:26 PM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  Rafael Nada could perhaps try Rogaine

So for Rafa Nadal Rogaine would be safe to take, no chance of testing + for doping then?
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09-04-2013, 07:56 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
(09-04-2013 05:46 PM)Bradley Wrote:  
(06-10-2013 12:26 PM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  Rafael Nada could perhaps try Rogaine

So for Rafa Nadal Rogaine would be safe to take, no chance of testing + for doping then?

Correct.

Rogaine and also any of the shampoos in this OTC hair loss products thread. So long as it doesn't affect his levels hormones in the blood, he is good to go. Rogaine is also virtually side effect free ( as are the shampoos) so anyone can give them a try without risking side effects.

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02-05-2014, 02:46 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
Here are 2 more pictures of Rafa Nadal's hair loss. The pictures are from an interview he did a year ago and you can see the classic sign of a wide parted line with an uneven track. Likewise, he gets a lot of makeup and hair retouching prior to going live on interviews so the extent of what we can see in these 2 pictures isn't the full picture.

In any case, the pics hint towards diffuse patterned alopecia rather than the classic male pattern baldness model:

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02-19-2014, 03:52 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
(02-05-2014 02:46 PM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  Here are 2 more pictures of Rafa Nadal's hair loss. The pictures are from an interview he did a year ago and you can see the classic sign of a wide parted line with an uneven track. Likewise, he gets a lot of makeup and hair retouching prior to going live on interviews so the extent of what we can see in these 2 pictures isn't the full picture.

In any case, the pics hint towards diffuse patterned alopecia rather than the classic male pattern baldness model:

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Apologies if I didnt pay attention but is diffuse patterned alopecia when hair is lost randomly and not with the receding temples + vertex model (norwood stages)? he has a good hairline so I am pretty sure you are referring to something like that but I get lost with the male pattern baldness lingo Smile
Also would minoxidil or Rogaine work for him in this case?
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02-20-2014, 02:05 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
(02-19-2014 03:52 PM)Stevens Wrote:  Apologies if I didnt pay attention but is diffuse patterned alopecia when hair is lost randomly and not with the receding temples + vertex model (norwood stages)? he has a good hairline so I am pretty sure you are referring to something like that but I get lost with the male pattern baldness lingo Smile
Also would minoxidil or Rogaine work for him in this case?

Stevens, diffuse patterned alopecia is another form of hair loss affecting men where the hair is lost mainly on the top of the head and the loss of hair and thinning occurs evenly across the top of the head. So a male with diffuse patterned alopecia can keep what looks like a good frontal hairline, but then, upon closer inspection, the scalp is fairly visible on the top while the parted line (if the hair is long enough) will be wider than usual and usually not even in width across its length (you can see that in the last set of pictures of Rafa Nadal).

To give you an idea, this is the Norwood scale for male pattern baldness (the usual for of male hair loss):

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While the diagram below is the hair loss and thinning pattern of diffuse patterned alopecia (two head diagrams on the left). On the right (two head diagrams on the right) is the other type of diffuse alopecia: diffuse unpatterned alopecia (where the loss and thinning of hair strands occurs over a wider area of the scalp).

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What we are suspecting is diffuse patterned alopecia with Rafa Nadal. He has a good frontal hairline but the density seems to be lost slowly. Nadal's hair loss is very similar to the sad case of Marouane Chamakh's balding, where the density is lost slowly evenly cross the scalp until it's almost impossible to conceal the hair loss through any kind of medium length hairstyle and the most convenient style option is a buzz cut.

As for whether minoxidil or Rogaine would help or not, well, minoxidil/Rogaine works best in the vertex area when afflicted with male pattern alopecia. That doesn't mean that minoxidil/Rogaine won't work on other areas of the scalp or for diffuse patterned alopecia, it just means that research has sown that the best results are achieved in the vertex and when MPB is treated relatively early (approximately before Norwood III becomes a IV).

Minoxidil has been proven to regrow hair on the scalp through some kind of circulatory enhancement so adding minoxidil or Rogaine to any male hair loss case would be a good idea especially when being supervised by a hair loss specialist. Plus Rogaine itself (which is the most popular brand of minoxidil) isn't very expensive nowadays especially when bought online. At Amazon, you can get a 6 month treatment for less than 20 bucks per month easily (this Amazon distributor has been used by forum members, has good reviews and has really affordable Rogaine as topical foam and for those outside the United States this other Amazon distributor carries a very inexpensive 4 month Rogaine treatment as topical foam too!).


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02-22-2014, 05:22 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
(02-20-2014 02:05 PM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  
(02-19-2014 03:52 PM)Stevens Wrote:  Apologies if I didnt pay attention but is diffuse patterned alopecia when hair is lost randomly and not with the receding temples + vertex model (norwood stages)? he has a good hairline so I am pretty sure you are referring to something like that but I get lost with the male pattern baldness lingo Smile
Also would minoxidil or Rogaine work for him in this case?

Stevens, diffuse patterned alopecia is another form of hair loss affecting men where the hair is lost mainly on the top of the head and the loss of hair and thinning occurs evenly across the top of the head. So a male with diffuse patterned alopecia can keep what looks like a good frontal hairline, but then, upon closer inspection, the scalp is fairly visible on the top while the parted line (if the hair is long enough) will be wider than usual and usually not even in width across its length (you can see that in the last set of pictures of Rafa Nadal).

To give you an idea, this is the Norwood scale for male pattern baldness (the usual for of male hair loss):

[Image: WySY1EY.jpg]


While the diagram below is the hair loss and thinning pattern of diffuse patterned alopecia (two head diagrams on the left). On the right (two head diagrams on the right) is the other type of diffuse alopecia: diffuse unpatterned alopecia (where the loss and thinning of hair strands occurs over a wider area of the scalp).

[Image: 89DEnGq.jpg]


What we are suspecting is diffuse patterned alopecia with Rafa Nadal. He has a good frontal hairline but the density seems to be lost slowly. Nadal's hair loss is very similar to the sad case of Marouane Chamakh's balding, where the density is lost slowly evenly cross the scalp until it's almost impossible to conceal the hair loss through any kind of medium length hairstyle and the most convenient style option is a buzz cut.

As for whether minoxidil or Rogaine would help or not, well, minoxidil/Rogaine works best in the vertex area when afflicted with male pattern alopecia. That doesn't mean that minoxidil/Rogaine won't work on other areas of the scalp or for diffuse patterned alopecia, it just means that research has sown that the best results are achieved in the vertex and when MPB is treated relatively early (approximately before Norwood III becomes a IV).

Minoxidil has been proven to regrow hair on the scalp through some kind of circulatory enhancement so adding minoxidil or Rogaine to any male hair loss case would be a good idea especially when being supervised by a hair loss specialist. Plus Rogaine itself (which is the most popular brand of minoxidil) isn't very expensive nowadays especially when bought online. At Amazon, you can get a 6 month treatment for less than 20 bucks per month easily (this Amazon distributor has been used by forum members, has good reviews and has really affordable Rogaine as topical foam and for those outside the United States this other Amazon distributor carries a very inexpensive 4 month Rogaine treatment as topical foam too!).

Well i am not an expert on hair loss like say TMHF above but i have seen quite a few heads by now as an apprentice barber and i have seen a couple of cases of young guys in their mid 20s
and about half were getting sum aggressive balding following the norwood classification while the other half were just losing their hair all over the top which is what we seem to now be narrowing it down to with Nadal.

Actually with the latter its bit sad cause you can see the thinning and balding progress each time they visit the barbershop for a haircut and whats worse is that many of them are not really sure what is going on with their scalp.
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02-28-2014, 12:51 PM
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RE: Rafael Nadal hair loss and going bald
Some more pictures of Rafa Nadal's hair loss. These pictures are from videos of less than a year ago and show how his hair is thinning and being lost hard on the top instead of following the hairline receding as per MPB. I have seen such hair loss pattern in malnourished men (very bad diet) but you would think that a professional athlete like Nadal would have his diet, supplements and blood work on par.

I believe these pictures below add further proof to our hypothesis of Nadal suffering from diffuse patterned alopecia and not regular MPB.

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02-28-2014, 03:48 PM (This post was last modified: 02-28-2014 03:49 PM by Anton.)
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(02-28-2014 12:51 PM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  Some more pictures of Rafa Nadal's hair loss. These pictures are from videos of less than a year ago and show how his hair is thinning and being lost hard on the top instead of following the hairline receding as per MPB. I have seen such hair loss pattern in malnourished men (very bad diet) but you would think that a professional athlete like Nadal would have his diet, supplements and blood work on par.

I believe these pictures below add further proof to our hypothesis of Nadal suffering from diffuse patterned alopecia and not regular MPB.

*** these last photographs look even worse for his balding. I will admit i know *** all about baldness and the process behind it but i am wondering if the right kind of vitamins and minerals could help in this case. If so do you TMHF think some vitamins or nutrients could help to regain the lost hair or at least stop it?
I have read the chapter on nutrition of the Mens Hair book - would you say the recommended nutrition in the book could help with this kind of balding??
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03-01-2014, 12:18 PM
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(02-28-2014 03:48 PM)Anton Wrote:  *** these last photographs look even worse for his balding. I will admit i know *** all about baldness and the process behind it but i am wondering if the right kind of vitamins and minerals could help in this case. If so do you TMHF think some vitamins or nutrients could help to regain the lost hair or at least stop it?
I have read the chapter on nutrition of the Mens Hair book - would you say the recommended nutrition in the book could help with this kind of balding??

Anton, the vitamin/mineral/nutrient protocol found in The Men's Hair Book is an excellent protocol for healthy hair and for ensuring that you make the most of your hair's potential, even if you're balding (for those who don't know the book, you can read more about it HERE).

The one thing that you will find is that Rogelio (the author) states that nutrition should not be looked upon as the holy grail of fighting male pattern baldness or having the best of manes. In fact, he warns readers to stay away from anyone claiming X or Y vitamin/nutrient will cure their baldness.

We in this forum share the same view as Rogelio/The Men's Hair Book in that you should be simply looking to have an optimal intake of nutrients for health and thus for your hair, but male pattern baldness (in particular) is largely dictated by genes so proper nutrition is just one of the pieces of the puzzle to battle MPB or diffuse patterned alopecia. Balding/baldness cannot be cured at the moment, and the only drug/supplement proven in medical research to help is Minoxidil and Propecia (Propecia must be purchased with a prescription). Ingesting the right amount of nutrients and having a proper hair care strategy (all taught in The Men's Hair Book) is a great way to aid the process of battling MPB or diffuse patterned alopecia, but nothing will cure it unfortunately.

We have covered the specific vitamins for optimal hair growth (click link) which will help you in building a good supplement stack, whether it is to fight baldness or have strong and better hair Smile

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03-03-2014, 02:06 PM
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This is really sad news, one of the things he is greatly known for (aside from being a superhuman tennis player) is his hair. I hadn't really noticed this before, hope he doesn't let it get him down.
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03-12-2014, 02:40 AM
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the sad news is nadal cannot have a hair transplant until he is a tennis player
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04-16-2014, 09:31 PM
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(03-12-2014 02:40 AM)SurveenA4 Wrote:  the sad news is nadal cannot have a hair transplant until he is a tennis player

But he is a tennis player?

Aside from that gotta feel for him
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04-17-2014, 03:17 PM
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(04-16-2014 09:31 PM)herehair Wrote:  
(03-12-2014 02:40 AM)SurveenA4 Wrote:  the sad news is nadal cannot have a hair transplant until he is a tennis player

But he is a tennis player?

Aside from that gotta feel for him

He probably meant "while" being a tennis player.

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04-17-2014, 03:20 PM
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(04-17-2014 03:17 PM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  
(04-16-2014 09:31 PM)herehair Wrote:  
(03-12-2014 02:40 AM)SurveenA4 Wrote:  the sad news is nadal cannot have a hair transplant until he is a tennis player

But he is a tennis player?

Aside from that gotta feel for him

He probably meant "while" being a tennis player.
My mistake sorry.
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