A former Coronation Street star has unveiled the results of hair procedures he’s been undergoing.
Adam Rickitt has admitted undergoing the procedures after realised he was thinning at an alarming rate.
The Hollyoaks actor made the discovery after he was burned on his scalp during a holiday to Italy.
Adam was once famed for his blonde nineties-style curtains, reports the Mirror.
He described the discovery as a ‘kick in the guts’.
He has been undergoing at a clinic part-owned by Man United legend Ryan Giggs.
“If I’d left it, it probably would’ve ended up going bald or very thin,” he told Mirror Online .
From a career point of view it would have restricted some of the roles I could do. From a personal point of view I would have been a bit gutted. I’m not going to deny it,” he said.
At first he toyed with the idea of wearing wigs or shaving the whole thing off, but realised he’s ‘no Bruce Willis’.
“Bruce Willis has the best shaped head in the world. You shave his head he looks like a god, you shave mine and I look like a conker that’s been dropped from the top of a tree,” he joked.
“You can wear a wig or a toupee when you’re playing a character, but only really if you’re a hugely famous actor like Sean Connery and everybody knows what you look like.”
Adam played Nick Tilsley on the cobbles from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2002 to 2004.
“You can wear a wig or a toupee when you’re playing a character, but only really if you’re a hugely famous actor like Sean Connery and everybody knows what you look like,” he added.
Instead, he turned to his buddy Ryan Giggs, who is part owner of the Cheshire-based MHR Clinic for help in reviving his flagging follicles.
He immediately started having weekly 40-minute laser sessions, whilst taking hair loss drug finasteride to halt any further malting.
He also rubs a prescription dose of testosterone-blocking minoxidil lotion into his scalp twice a day and knocks back zinc supplements along with milk thistle and saw palmetto.
And six months on he’s got a brand new barnet to show for it!
“It has given me a lot more confidence. I have no problem now having my head shaved or doing a full head shot to camera when I’ve got wet hair. Those moments on set or when I’m watching something back are the moments when I most appreciate having a full head of hair again,” said the actor, who plays Kyle Kelly in the Channel 4 soap.
“From a personal point of view it makes me happier too. I’ve got used to it. I’ve had it all my life. I don’t want that suddenly to go.
“I’m as insecure as the next person.”
Alas, it doesn’t mean his curtains of yorn will be making a return though.
“I don’t think the long blond curtains will come back. To be honest they were the bugbear of my life for far too long and I hated them then. I enjoy having my cropped hair now because I have grown to like it,” he added.