Perhaps he did not listen to banter advice to quit heading the ball, but either way Wayne Rooney (receding hairline since the age of ten if family photograph albums are anything to go by) looks like he may have wasted his £30,000 transplant investment with recent snapshots revealing his newly embedded locks to be far from thriving.

Undeterred thogh, another famous footballer Michael Gray has just followed in Wayne’s footsteps, this time allowing the procedure to be televised live, in the hope of encouraging fellow hair loss sufferers to tackle their hair loss head on.

Whether permanent hair re-growth is achieved in Michael’s case or not, neither of these wealthy individuals are likley to lose their shirt over it, and they are indeed helping make the procedure cheaper in future the more popular they can make it.

We just hope those performing these procedures are been entirely honest about the success rate and risks of failure involved, because plenty of hair loss sufferers cannot afford to risk failure having taken out large loans to undergo treatments.

But even if you have been unfortunate enough to experience a hair transplant failure, ther is no need to resign yourself to a barnet-bereft future. Just come in and talk to the Hair Replacement Clinic and you can still wave hello to new waves, and less painful to your bank balance as well as your scalp.