Donal Trump: Hair

Hair anomalies
Several anomalies afflict Trump's hair: its sparsity, its color, its styling, and an unexplainable acceptance of these facts by its owner. These are discussed on a separate page. SEE BELOW

Trump's first wife, Ivana, testified in a sworn deposition that Trump had scalp reduction surgery 1.

The physiological state of Trump's thinned hair is completely ordinary. But, like his father, Trump's approach to his hair testifies both to his vanity and to a pitiable inability to perceive his own ridiculousness.

Expanding on the four earlier-noted characteristics of his hair:

  • Sparsity -- Male pattern baldness is, of course, extremely common in men with normal levels of testosterone. To block the action of testosterone on hair (and, coincidentally, the prostate) and thereby prevent further hair loss, Trump has been taking a widely-prescribed medication called finasteride since at least 2016 2. (This disclosure ruptured the 36-year relationship between Trump and his pre-presidential private physician 3.)
  • Styling -- Trump detailed his morning hair-care routine in 2011 4. His daughter has described different mechanics to friends 5: "an absolutely clean pate -- a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery -- surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray." Trump's first wife, Ivana, testified in a sworn deposition during their divorce proceedings in the early 1990s that Trump had scalp reduction surgery, which he has denied 1.
  • Color -- Trump's daughter also related that the color arose "from a product called Just for Men -- the longer it was left on, the darker it got. Impatience resulted in Trump's orange-blond hair color." 5
  • Acceptance -- Because hair transplants can produce such stellar results, it is reasonable to ask why Trump has not elected to have one, given the substantial focus he places on his hair. Salient factors include:
    • He can certainly afford it.
    • He might fear surgery and/or pain. (Unlikely, given that he had scalp reduction.)
    • He might fear the transient disfigurement afterwards.
    • Perhaps he had a failed hair transplant in the past.
    • Perhaps the scalp reduction operation precludes a transplant. (Dr. Zebra knows little about the procedure.)
    • Perhaps he could not take off the time to have the procedure and recover. (Unlikely, given that so much of his pre-Presidency work was done by telephone.)
    • The most likely reason is irrational. In 2011 an acquaintance reported: "He said that he thought that if he cut his hair or changed it, that he would lose his power and his wealth" 6.
Cited Sources
  1. Johnson, Jenna; Bernstein, Lenny. Trump's first official physical exam could provide new clues about his health. Washington Post. January 12, 2018.   Available on the web at:
  2. Altman, Lawrence K. Donald Trump's Longtime Doctor Says President Takes Hair-Growth Drug. (Published 1 Feb. 2017. Downloaded on 2019-12-24.) Available on the web:
  3. Schecter, Anna. Trump doctor Harold Bornstein says bodyguard, lawyer "raided" his office, took medical files. (Published 1 May 2018. Downloaded on 2019-12-24.) Available on the web:
  4. Hedegaard, Erik. Donald Trump Lets His Hair Down. (Published 13 May 2011. Downloaded on 2019-12-24.) Available on the web:
  5. Wolff, Michael. Donald Trump Didn't Want to Be President. (Published 3 Jan. 2018. Downloaded on 2019-11-19.) Available on the web:
  6. Lippe-McGraw, Jordi. Stormy Daniels' Explosive Full Interview on Donald Trump Affair: "I Can Describe His Junk Perfectly" (2011 interview). (Published May 4, 2018. Downloaded on 2019-12-20.) Available on the web:

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