Former Big Brother star Chanelle Hayes has detailed her hair transplant surgery after her confidence was ‘shattered’ by hair loss
Chanelle Hayes has revealed her hair transplant journey after her female pattern baldness shattered her confidence.
The former Big Brother star, 34, was horrified after photos of her hair being pulled out made headlines last year.
The former reality TV star was stunned by the ‘bald patches on the top of her head’ and following the release of the photos she decided to go into hiding.
After seeing her hair, Chanelle decided to have a hair transplant after discovering that she was suffering from female pattern baldness.
Lifting the lid on her hair journey, Chanelle said The sun about how she felt when she first laid eyes on the ‘shocking’ snaps.
“It was awful. I did a 45-minute spinning class and I looked ridiculous. I had worked hard in the gym, I was flushed,” she explained.
“But the next day when the pictures of me were posted, my heart just sank. All I could see was how thin my hair was and how my hair was falling.
“I was okay with being overweight, I knew I was doing something about it. But it was my hair. What could I do about it?
“It was just ridiculous, and so I didn’t go back to the gym for at least a week.”
Chanelle, who is a proud mum to Blakely, 11, and Frankie, three, revealed she could identify the moment she saw her hair loss start to occur.
“I can’t determine when it started happening, it was more of a gradual process because I always had a big forehead anyway,” Chanelle said.
“I’ve also always had thin hair and nails, that’s my problem. I’m adopted so I don’t really know anything about my family who has it. But I guess it was after the birth of the two children, as well as weight gain.
“After seeing this pap photo of myself, I looked at old photos and realized the difference.”
It became such a big part of Chanelle’s life that she sometimes didn’t leave the house for fear that her hairline would be exposed.
The reality star said she ‘couldn’t go out if it was raining because it would run down her face’.
She also said she got to a point where she knew she “couldn’t go on like this anymore,” and that’s when she started considering getting a hair transplant.
After 18 months of research, Chanelle discovered the Farjo Hair Institute in Manchester and had her hair transplant – which usually costs over £7,000 – in February 2020.
She told The Sun: “I was in the chair for eight hours. During the hair transplant, my surgeon removed the follicles from a denser area of hair, like the back of my head. He then implanted the follicles. follicles in tiny slits on the front part of my scalp.
Now that her hair is finally looking good, Chanelle is happier and more content than ever.
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