With all the depressing news out there, every now and then it’s nice to tackle some of the less serious stories out there–a palate cleanser of sorts. This week, the media’s been in a frenzy as excerpts from a new tell-all book about the Trump administration have been making the rounds. While there’s plenty of serious claims within its pages, there are also some rather amusing tidbits about the president’s idiosyncrasies.
One of the most interesting has to do with his signature hairstyle, which he’s been sporting for decades despite near ubiquitous lampooning by the media and his friends alike. At this point, it seems like more stubbornness and pride are the reasons he still sports such an outrageous hairstyle, but according to the “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” there’s a medical reason for it.
As reported at the New York Post, President Trump’s much-maligned hairdo has been speculated about for many years, but it seems at least part of the reason for its existence stems from a scalp-reduction procedure.
According to the forthcoming book, Trump’s daughter Ivanka often makes fun of her dad’s comb-over to friends and loves to explain the arduous process of bringing the unique style to fruition.
“She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: 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 center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray,” journalist Michael Wolff writes in the book, out Jan. 9.
“The color, she would point out to comical effect, was from a product called Just for Men — the longer it was left on, the darker it got. Impatience resulted in Trump’s orange-blond hair color.”
Scalp reduction, also referred to as alopecia reduction, is a procedure that surgically removes a man’s bald spot and then sews the hairier leftover scalp back together. It’s a more extreme solution to the balding problem, but one that’s somewhat popular among celebrities. Probably the most interesting tidbit from these revelations is that the billionaire uses Just For Men, which is pretty much the most basic hair coloring brand for the average guy.
Regardless of the reason, Trump should sport the look until his last breath, as it’s become part of his identity, and it’d be too great a shock to see him with any other style at this point.
Source: New York Post