England cricket star Ben Stokes has revealed the tremendous boost in confidence he gained from undergoing a hair transplant. The all-rounder, known for his exceptional performances on the pitch, opened up about his decision to undergo the procedure, stating that his hair loss had reached a point where it was affecting his self-esteem.
The Turning Point
In a candid interview with The Telegraph, Stokes shared how he reached a tipping point with his hair loss when he saw footage of himself from a bird's-eye view. He described how the issue was progressively worsening, saying, "God, this is getting worse and worse." Recognizing the toll it was taking on his confidence, Stokes made the decision to undergo a hair transplant in 2018.
Since having the procedure, Stokes has experienced a significant improvement in his outlook. The results of his hair transplant gave him a renewed sense of confidence, eliminating the worry and self-consciousness he had previously felt. He expressed gratitude for the positive impact the transplant had on his life, stating, "Knowing that I didn't have to worry about it as much as I did beforehand… it gave me so much more confidence."
Breaking the Stigma
Stokes also encouraged others to consider undergoing a hair transplant, emphasizing that there is no longer a stigma attached to the procedure. He acknowledged that men often have concerns about their hair, but noted that attitudes towards hair transplants have evolved over time. Previously kept quiet, he stressed that the secrecy and shame around the procedure have faded away.
A Shoutout to Wimpole Clinic
To show his support for mental health, Stokes shared a post-procedure photo on social media and credited the Wimpole Clinic for his transformation. In the caption, he recommended the clinic for anyone considering a hair transplant, highlighting the astounding results he achieved.
On the Cricket Field
Stokes' return to England's ODI side comes ahead of the highly anticipated 2023 World Cup. In 2019, he played a crucial role in leading England to victory, contributing an unbeaten 84 in the final against New Zealand. In a recent warm-up ODI, Stokes set a record by scoring 182 runs against New Zealand. As one of England's key players, his performance will be instrumental in shaping the team's success in the tournament, which kicks off on October 5th in India.