According to the new book ‘Fire and Fury‘, Donald Trump’s extraordinary and much discussed candyfloss comb over confection is the result of ‘scalp reduction surgery‘, a somewhat barbaric practice big in the 1980s, which involved cutting out a piece of bald scalp and stretching a hairy part across the gap before re-sewing. This was less effective than the follicular transplants available now, yet like any surgical hair procedure, came with the risk that new bald patches could form if hair loss continued. In addition this practice could leave permanent nerve damage to the scalp causing long term pain and discomfort and Trump is likely to have been in bed for up to three weeks afterwards.
If he underwent this trauma and in particular, suffered painful side effects, it may explain why he decided against further surgical intervention, much as he clearly hasn’t stinted on his cosmetic dentistry.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka has allegedly often described the mechanics behind her father’s hairstyle to friends. According to Michael Wolff’s account; “An absolutely clean pate – a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery – surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the centre and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray,’
Furthermore the strange and uneven colour application is because Trump insists on colouring it himself, yet does so clumsily and impatiently, missing bits and not leaving the dye in for long enough.
We believe such a hairstyle would take at least an hour to construct each morning. A possible reason why Trump and wife Melania reportedly occupy separate bedrooms…?
It is believed that Trump’s use of Finasteride has prevented complete hair loss, enabling enough to achieve the comb over, carefully sprayed into place.
However, as one of the most photographed men in the world, Trump has still ended up with a hairstyle which is more famous than he is and for all the wrong reasons.
It is said that when Trump built Trump Towers, no expense was spared on the exterior to make it a showstopping building, constructed of the finest materials. However when it came to completing the interior, he used the cheapest possible fixtures and fittings, to the extent of falling out with his architect, who naturally desired consistent quality throughout.
Perhaps this is a metaphor for Trump’s hair. He spent a large amount on scalp reduction surgery in the early days, then decided that was it. He was not going to do any more in terms of major intervention and has been cheap skating it ever since.
It is remarkable that one of the richest men in the world and President of the United States has ended up with a look even worse than if he had bought a $30 wig from the back of a magazine, let alone sought out the best hair replacement cosmetic solutions now available, but perhaps nothing should surprise us about him.