Lebron started losing his hair in his early-mid 20’s. At first the hair loss on his corners wasn’t very obvious but in 2007-2008 it started to become very hard for him to mask his ongoing male pattern baldness progression.
He likely didn’t use the anti hair loss medication Finasteride during his 20’s as it used to be banned from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as a potential “masking agent” for some performance-enhancing steroids.
His ongoing hair loss progression between 2010 and 2014 just proves that he probably still wasn’t on any anti hair loss medication.
Hair fibers/concealers give the hair an illusion of thicker and fuller hair.
The difference between somebody wearing hair fibers vs no hair fibers, however, is very easy to tell – especially by short hair.
Lebron James wears hair fibers/concealer in his movies (Trainwreck 2015), but also during his games and some of his Instagram stories.
During his post-match interviews it is more obvious how the hair fibers washed off because of sweating during the game.
Are hair fibers the whole story though? No, there is more to Lebron’s hair comeback!
Although many people can argue why Lebron might have been actually using a hair system/hair piece instead of getting a hair transplant. My opinion is different.
He is a professional athlete who is physically very active and keeps his hair rather short.
It is very unlikely that he had been wearing any type of hair system/hair piece. By looking at the photo below we can definitely see that his hair transformation likely happened as a result of a hair transplant and additional use of hair fibers instead of a hair system.
But let me bring more proofs to the table as to why it was in fact a hair transplant!
First of all, yes it was a hair transplant and not a hair piece/hair system. How can we know that? Well, you only need to take a look at the photo below which shows some obvious signs of scarring.
Having such type of scarring at the back of the scalp (donor area) is very similar to patients who have had hair transplants in the past.
We can actually spot 2 types of hair transplant scars in this photo.
The red arrow shows a potential FUT strip scar or another random scar from some type of head injury.
If it actually was FUT procedure, the positioning of the scar is rather unusual because it is outside of the safe donor region.
The black arrow shows the area where hair follicles had been harvested via FUE.
Both scars (from FUE and FUT) will be visible once you decide to shave the areas where the scars are located at.
Scalp-micropigmentation is advised in such cases to mask the appearance of scarred tissue.
By growing the hair longer in these areas, the scars can be covered up with hair more easily.
Everyone who has already done a hair transplant without simultaneously being on anti hair loss medication like Finasteride knows that his hair will otherwise keep on receding further.
I know it myself, because I had to learn it the hard way at first. After my 1st hair transplant I decided not to take any medication but this strategy on kept my hair good looking for about 2 years before it started to thin out further.
Lebron James would have been a diffusely thinning NW5 if he hadn´t done a hair transplant