Andrew Tate’s life in general could pass for an intriguing television drama script. The four-time world kickboxing champion and reality TV star has had quite the life and times, especially over the last several months. Entangled in the drama that is his and his younger brother’s life is the story of his hair… or perhaps his lack of it is where we should start.
In this post, we chronicle Andrew Tate’s hair loss journey and give you the full story, including intriguing happenings during his time in custody in a Romanian prison.
We will also shed light on public reactions to Tate’s tweet where he claimed to have an overgrown beard and a full head of hair.
Whether you’re a fan, a critic of ‘The Top G’, or just someone looking for inspiration in your own battle against receding hairlines and bald patches, this exploration into Andrew Tate’s hair loss story promises to be enlightening.
1. Who is Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate is a prominent and polarizing figure who has garnered significant attention for his activities in various fields ranging from professional kickboxing to social media influencing. Born in December 1986 in Washington DC, the British American has built a reputation as one who speaks his mind no matter how abrasive his comments may be.‘
He first rose to prominence as a kickboxer and later as a participant in the British reality show Big Brother.
However, it is his presence on social media platforms and controversial statements that have truly thrust him into the spotlight. With large followings across different social media platforms, he expressed often provocative viewpoints, referred to as the self-proclaimed misogynist, which have sparked heated debate drawing staunch supporters and fervent critics.
Aside from all this controversy, his hair, or lack of it has also attracted wild attention from fans and critics.
2. Andrew Tate’s Hair Transplant
It is not clear precisely when Andrew Tate began experiencing hair loss; however, reports indicate that he was diagnosed with male pattern baldness. This diagnosis presented a significant challenge for a prominent personality whose image heavily relies on physical appearance.
He is said to have undergone hair transplant surgery in 2019. His was an FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant. A procedure in which tiny grafts from the donor area are removed and implanted in balding areas.
All the while, the self-proclaimed misogynist consistently maintained that he wore a bald look by choice, adding that he shaved his hair regularly. In an interview on The Ahmad Mahmoud Show in 2022 he says “I could grow my hair out, no problem”.
3. Andrew Tate’s Clash with the Law
His major clash with the law came in December 2022 when he and his brother Tristan Tate, along with two women were arrested by Romanian authorities following a series of legal issues and subsequent investigations. The arrests were made on suspicion of human trafficking and the formation of an organized crime group. One individual among them was also accused of rape. The allegations stated that the brothers allegedly recruited women who were then allegedly coerced into producing illicit content for websites said to have been created by the brothers in 2021.
An initial 24-hour pre-trial detention was followed by a series of detention extensions and rejected release appeals which saw the duo spend several months in prison. They were finally indicted in June 2023 on charges of rape, human trafficking, and forming an organized crime group to sexually exploit women.
4. Andrew Tate’s Prison Hair
It was during his time in prison in Romania that his already controversial persona took on an additional layer of media attention as his hair loss situation became a focal point. It piqued public curiosity and discussions around his hair became a prominent topic of conversation.
While in prison, he grew out his hair and beard focusing all his attention on physical fitness and spiritual growth. In his first address to the media after being released from prison, Tate confirmed that much of his time behind bars was spent doing push-ups and reading the Quran.
While in prison, Andrew Tate penned what turned out to be a widely discussed poem. In it he moaned about the unpleasant prison conditions like having to deal with cockroaches and lice; saying “Saw my reflection today and I barely recognized myself”.
He went on to pen:
“A long beard, a full head of hair, and the stresses of battle show on my face”.
“But then I looked into my eyes and recognized myself completely”
“They cannot break me”
He tweeted the verse and it racked up close to 200,000 likes from his cult-like following.
Far from a Full Head of Hair
However, in stark contrast to the full-head-of-hair description of himself given in the poem, Top G, as he is popularly referred to, was repeatedly captured on camera with longer but visibly thinning hair and bald patches.
In this picture posted by The Sun on March 1st, 2023, we get an aerial view of Andrew’s sparsely covered crown. The author captions it to say “Social media users were left in stitches by Tate’s exaggeration of his hair growth”.
With no shortage of critics, many of whom are yet to run out of unpleasant things to say about him, it was no surprise that social media platforms were flooded with comments mocking Tate’s hair loss predicament. All referring to his now failed attempt to portray his baldness as a deliberate choice.
Here are a few comments made on social media platforms:
In a tweet posted on February 2nd, 2023, internet personality Hasan Abi said “Can’t believe he had the audacity to claim he’s bald by choice”
Still, on Twitter, another follower, Keith Andrew poked more fun by posting what appears to be a manipulated picture of Tate with luscious shoulder-length locks. He hits at undying fans saying this is “What Tate fanboys see”
In this New York Post news article posted on March 1st, 2023, the author mentions how some of Andrew Tate’s followers quipped that the reflection ( mentioned in the poem) he must have seen was that of his younger brother Tristan who is seen sporting a full head of hair here.
A quick rejoinder came a few days later, on the 5th of March when one of Andrew Tate’s representatives shamed netizens for mocking Tate for his full-head-of-hair poem claims.
In a statement to TMZ, the representative said people should focus on him getting justice and not his hair woes. In his words “The peculiar online fascination with Andrew’s hair has proven, as a society we care less about the potential dangers of false accusations and more about how people look”
FAQs about Andrew Tate’s Hair Loss
What did Andrew Tate say about hair?
Andrew Tate believes that appearance is critical but having hair is not particularly important. On Youtube he tells the world of words of wisdom spoken to him by his father when he was younger. According to his father, nobody cares what your hair looks like, they care about the quality of man you are. In his opinion, any man who really thinks they need hair to be attractive to females or to matter in the world has no substance.
What does Top G mean?
Top G means ‘Top Gangster’. A phrase used to describe one who is feared and highly respected.
Why was Andrew Tate banned from Social media?
Tate was banned by Twitter in 2017 for his abrasive statement saying that ‘women should bear responsibility for being sexually assaulted’. His account was later reinstated. In August 2022 he was banned by Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube for violating their policies.
Did Tristan Tate have a hair transplant?
It is said that Andrew Tate’s brother Tristan Tate underwent hair transplant surgery in the year 2020.
Andrew Tate’s hair loss journey sheds light on the intriguing facets of his life. Initially introduced as a social media superstar living large with endless wealth. He later captures attention after his encounter with the law in Romania and subsequent imprisonment.
During his time in prison, inevitable neglect of his hair led to its natural growth, effectively revealing to the world that he was not bald by choice as earlier claimed.