Did Harry Kane Have A Hair Transplant?

You’ll often hear “Harry Kane” and “brilliant” in the same breath. Regarded as one of the best strikers of all time, the English footballer’s goalscoring abilities continue to stun rivals and fans alike. While he may not have any silverware to his name, he’s arguably considered a world-class footballer. But we digress because we’re not here to talk about how good Kane is, it’s his hair we’re more interested in.

Career-wise, it has only been going uphill for Kane, but for a while, his hairline suffered a little stumble. With the way things were going, it almost looked like England’s captain would sooner or later be sporting bald spots. But that never came to be because Kane’s hairline made a somewhat miraculous recovery.

So what exactly happened there? Are Harry Kane’s hair transplant rumours true, or did he get some other treatment? Let’s find out!

Who Is Harry Kane?

Harry Kane is, after all, just too good for us to not talk about who he is. Born in London on July 28, 1993, Harry Edward Kane is an English footballer who’s not only the captain of the current English football team, he’s also been “the complete package” – in the words of Thomas Tuchel – for Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane

Before his recent transfer to the club – which reportedly cost €100 million – Kane was a thunderbolt for the Tottenham Spurs, spurring (we couldn’t help it) them to many iconic victories – his sublime North London Derby goals will forever be etched in our minds. During his 19-year stint with the club, he also became their top goalscorer, even overtaking Jimmy Greaves’ record.

While his achievements certainly put him up there with the best of the best, his lack of winning any trophies (on any level) has certainly been looked at with much critique. Some have even argued that the reason why he joined Bayern Munich is that he wanted to finally win some trophies. If that is actually the case, Kane’s current run with the Bavarians might as well get him his much-deserved trophies.

How Did Kane Lose His Hair?

Harry Kane was possibly losing his hair due to androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. It’s the most common cause of hair loss in men, affecting millions of them, with the incidence of this type of hair loss also increasing with age.

The reason why it’s called a “pattern” hair loss is that it progresses in a distinct manner. According to StatPearls, it starts with the “bitemporal thinning of the frontal scalp,” which is when you see the hairline start to form an M-shape due to temple recession.

Harry Kane hairline recession

Following that, the hair in the vertex or crown region of the scalp also starts to thin and bald. In androgenetic alopecia, the hair permanently miniaturises (shrinks). You’ll notice thick, terminal hair turning into softer, thinner and lighter vellus hair as a part of the process.

Harry Kane’s hairline had also formed a distinct M-shape over the years and the front of his scalp also looked a bit thinned out (especially when it would be slick with sweat). And it might have been because of this genetic and hormonal hair loss.

What Has Harry Kane Done To His Hair?

Between 2018 and 2019, Harry Kane’s hairline started to look a bit straighter, and the frontal area also got a bit fuller, so it’s possible that he might’ve had a hair transplant.

Harry Kane before and after hair transplant
Harry Kane’s hair in 2017 vs 2022

It should, however, be noted that the change was rather subtle, so if he did get surgery, he might not have gotten a lot of grafts (probably about 1,000 to 1,500). Mainly, it would’ve helped restore his hairline and improve the overall density in the front.

The striker himself hasn’t said anything about getting surgery, so we can’t say for sure, but we won’t be too surprised if he does admit to getting it.

Besides surgery, however, it’s also possible that he had non-surgical injections for hair loss, like PRP or platelet-rich plasma.

PRP to treat hair loss
Patient getting PRP injection for hair loss

It’s prepared from the patient’s own blood, contains growth factors and is believed to stimulate hair growth by improving the blood flow to the scalp. There’s promising research that suggests it might be helpful for male pattern baldness.

But if the hair loss is too extensive, which didn’t look like was the case with Harry, these injections might not work so well.

Finasteride is another non-surgical hair loss solution, however, some people worry about the side effects that can result from it, which can include erectile dysfunction, lower libido, and enlarged breasts, among others.

In any case, if you’re losing your hair, you must consult a medical professional before you consider starting any treatment.

How Does Harry Kane Do His Hair?

While his on-field hair is a bit of a sweaty mess, off the field, Harry’s usually seen with neat-looking, slicked-back hair with a side part. However, time and again, he also switches things up for some spike action. It’s nowhere near Beckham’s level of hair game, though.

Harry Kane hairdos

What Hairstyle Does Harry Kane Have?

For almost all of his career, Harry Kane has had short trimmed hair that he likes to keep brushed back. It’s not any kind of distinct hairstyle (like the Rachel or Beckham cut), but it’s fairly clean-cut. While it’s usually pushed back, he sometimes does have forward-swept hair in the temple areas.

Harry Kanes hairstyle

How Can I Get Hair Transplanted Like Harry Kane?

Assuming Harry had a transplant (which, again, he hasn’t confirmed) for his hair loss if you’re also experiencing alopecia, you should first and foremost talk to your doctor.

Hair loss can occur due to a plethora of reasons, and while androgenetic alopecia is common, it’s not the sole cause of hair loss in men. If your doctor recommends hair transplantation, there are two techniques, which are used for performing the surgery.

In FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction, individual follicular units are taken from the back of the head and transplanted into the bald spots.

In contrast, in FUT or Follicular Unit Transplant, a piece of skin is removed from the scalp, from which the individual follicles are then extracted. The latter can leave a relatively prominent linear scar on the back and its recovery can also take longer, which is why FUE is more popular than FUT.

FUE VS FUT hair transplant

If Harry also had this surgery, it’s quite possible that he would’ve gone for the FUE option over the FUE one.

Conclusion 

Harry Kane might not be the first of the soccer players’ hair transplant, and it definitely won’t be the last. There are many others who’ve either been rumoured or even openly admitted to getting this surgery, like Rob Holding, Wayne Rooney, Jurgen Klopp, etc.

Getting a hair transplant in the UK, however, can be a bit pricey, as it can cost about £5,000 to £7,000 on average (more so in celebrity clinics). If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, you can consider getting a hair transplant in Turkey, where the surgery might cost you around £1,500 to £2,000 on average.

No matter where you’re getting it, make sure to do your research to find the right surgeon and clinic for your aesthetic goals.

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