Matthew McConaughey’s Hair Transplant Rumors Get Addressed 20 Years Later

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Matthew McConaughey finally addressed a rumor that’s been going on about him for over 20 years regarding him losing his hair in the 90s and then getting it back.

For years, rumors had it that he went through major treatments and even plastic surgery to get his hair to regrow.

The 52-year-old told LADBible that after he started experiencing significant hair loss, he decided to shave all the hair off his head.

“How did it grow back?” Matthew asked the outlet. “That’s a great mystery.”

The answer wasn’t what the viewers were probably expecting to hear, but he credited his hair growth to a newly integrated daily practice into his life that made it grow back.

“I get this topical ointment and I rub it into my scalp, once a day for 10 minutes,” McConaughey said. “I was fully committed, I was fully committed to it—no Propecia, no nothing, it was just manual labor. All I can tell you is it came back. I have more hair now than I had in 1999.”

After starting his hair regrowth process, he went on to star in movies like The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

“You can go back and look at things like The Wedding Planner and those things—I mean, you’ll see, I was losing,” McConaughey told LADBible. “I got a picture: turn of the millennium party in 2000 in Jamaica, I was looking down laughing and there was a baseball-sized bald spot on the top of my head.”

He said that he’s never had surgery to regrow his hair but he did run into a doctor in Beverly Hills one time who told him his name came up every year at an international hair transplant convention due to a surgeon taking credit for “regenerating” his hair.

“He goes, ‘Can I just look at your hair? Can I just feel it, and see?'” he said of the run-in with the doctor. “I said, ‘Yeah man.’ He goes, ‘You don’t have transplants.’ I said, ‘That’s what I said, of course I don’t.'”

McConaughey confirmed that he is still sticking to his topical ointment routine every day which he says is what keeps his hair growing healthy and properly.

“I’m not gonna quit to see if like, ‘Oh, do I need to do it anymore?'” he said. “I’m not taking that chance.”

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