METRO (UK Media)

METRO

Gordon Ramsay recently spent £30,000 to patch up his hair loss. But he could have had a lot left over if he had conquered his thinning hair problem with the help of a £15 hair product called Nanogen Fibres, which works by coating remaining hairs with microscopic fibres.

The fibres cling to hairs with static electricity and create fir tree-like patterns to plump up hair, cover bald spots and mask receding hairlines.

One of its fans is prison officer John Banks, who says children used to call him Friar Tuck. He says Nanogen Fibres restored his confidence. Mr Banks, from Eastbourne,said: ‘My only concern was if it started to come out, especially in rain. I’ve been out and about and never had any problems, even when it’s wet. It only comes out when you wash it properly.’

His fiancée, Claire Sharman, said: ‘The idea of hair coming out of a can is a little bizarre. But I took it all back when I saw the results. It’s no different to me using hair straighteners or fake eyelashes.’

So, is it a cure for baldness? Alas, no. The chemicals need some hair to cling to.