Steven Seagal Hair Rumor Runs Wild: Does He Wear a Wig?

Throughout his peak years, the globally renowned martial artist, screenwriter, and multi-talented actor Steven Seagal never appeared to be bothered by his receding hairline.

His pull-back mane and ever-thinning crown, with tiny wispy bits at the back, have established his signature look

However, at some point in the early 1990s, Steven Seagal’s hair seemed to have made a remarkable comeback (though with one of the most bizarre hairlines ever seen). In his early elderhood, he locks appeared even thicker and curlier than before. Many voices on the internet even ridiculed his hair and claimed his hair looked fake. Most of Steven Seagal fans are still into how he looked in his old films, the mature hardman, though with a hairline slightly retreating.

Back to the question, what happened to Steven Seagal’s hair? Did he start wearing hairpieces or undergo a hair transplant? The pivotal question we are addressing here is what had happened that prompted this Hollywood has-been to do something about his hair? We’ll discuss more in this post.

Who Is Steven Seagal?


File:Steven Seagal November 2016.jpg” by Press Service of the President of Russia is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Just for our young ones who don’t know much about the name, in the ’80s, the era of muscle-bound martial arts action heroes took Hollywood by storm, with legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone leading the way. Names like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris weren’t far behind.

In 1988, a new tough guy emerged on the scene with the release of the crime thriller ‘Above the Law.’ Steven Seagal, the film’s star and co-writer, portrayed Nico Toscani, a former CIA operative using martial arts to help Chicago police combat a heavily armed drug ring. That labeled the beginning of a Steven Seagal era.

Steven Seagal’s Hair Loss Rumor in His Early Years

Steven Seagal had just a few strands left on the top in his younger days. Even in the opening scene of his debut blockbuster, “Above the Law,” his hair loss was already noticeable. As Seagal, in a samurai’s attire, kneels and bows, we can clearly see his slightly curly hair thinning at the corners of the front hairline, forming a distinctive widow’s peak.

Well, if you’re not already convinced, how about this one? Nico Toscani enters this bar, interrogating the bartender and the crowd, hot on the trail of whatever’s piquing his interest at that very moment. That hair? It’s definitely on the thin side. We’re talking less density than a Swiss cheese block – probably clocking in at less than 60%!

Steven seagal shown sign of hair loss in above the law

Soon after the film’s release, in March 1988, Seagal appeared on one of the Peter Lundquist shows and was interviewed about his latest blockbuster, which, you guessed it, “Above the Law.” And the camera was trying to avoid his receding front hairline due to the significant hair loss.


Yes, Steven was bald throughout the 80s. And it is widely accepted that Steven Seagal’s hair loss was never a rumor. It seemed like he suffered from male pattern baldness from an earlier stage of life before he even hit the screen.

Despite Hollywood’s magic touch with hair and makeup, the signs of a receding hairline and evolving thinning were unmistakable. Photos from this era painted a stark picture of Seagal’s nearly bald head.

Yet, when “Hard to Kill” hit the screens in 1991, something magical had occurred—his hair had staged a triumphant comeback. The rumor mill went wild with whispers of a potential hair transplant behind this epic transformation. Was it a Hollywood miracle or a well-kept secret? The plot thickens!


Did He Use Spray-On Hair?

Love or loathe him, Steven Seagal always had his share of critics during his rise to stardom. On-screen, he rarely played nice with his co-stars, often leaving them nursing injuries from his unyielding Aikido techniques.

Yet, Seagal himself has never shown signs of apology.

DMX hated working with Steven Seagal in their movie “Exit Wounds.”

The former claimed that he had nothing good to say about this jerk. Yes, the late rapper addressed Steven Seagal as a jerk and called him many other names. However, what got me hooked was one of his comments about Steven Seagal’s hair.

Steven Seagal is a ****. He’s a… With spray-on hair. He talked like he was a slave master…”

Omph, obviously, DMX wasn’t so impressed with Steven Seagal’s bizarre behavior while the film was being made. But he did say Steven Seagal had spray-on hair.

Spray-on hair is a cosmetic product designed to temporarily cover or enhance the appearance of thinning hair or bald spots. It typically comes in the form of a spray or aerosol can. It’s a powder that gets sprinkled on the thinning area of a person’s head to cover up the empty scalp. It’s not hair. It’s more like dust fibers. When sprayed, it’ll rest on the person’s remaining hair or the bare scalp, covering it up.

Apparently, DMX is one of those lucky ones to witness Seagal’s real hair situation as he rehearsed close body fights with Seagal. Spray-on hair should be Steven Seagal’s perfect companion throughout the 90s films.

Did Steven Seagal Undergo a Hair Transplant?

From how Seagal looked in his 90s movies to DMX’s close encounter testimony, I still believe that Steven Seagal frequently relied on spray-on hair for those iconic shots. Their collaboration on ‘Exit Wounds’ was perhaps the only time their paths crossed. Given Seagal’s less-than-favorable impression on DMX, they are unlikely to have any further interactions.

In the early 2000s, hair plugs (or FUE hair transplant, follicular unit extraction) seemed to have made their way into Steven Seagal’s life. But in a dimly lit setting, you might not be able to notice it was likely to be faux hair.

No source has proven that Steven Seagal has ever undergone a hair transplant. At least not a FUT, as there hasn’t been a scar showing anywhere on his scalp so far.

So, here’s the deal – around 2005, the ever-mysterious Steven Seagal hair underwent a significant transformation. When ‘Shadow Man’ hit the scene, his hair got all pumped up and appeared voluminous.


Did Steven Seagal Wear a Wig or Hairpiece?

There hasn’t been evidence adequate enough to prove he’s using a wig. However, I would pick on his unchangeable hairstyle to get the plot fit for a hairpiece or wig.

Since the day of the thickening of his hair, his signature hairstyle has never changed a bit, including his permanent beauty tip. It wasn’t just a few months of keeping such a haircut. I’m talking about almost two decades. How can anyone retain one haircut for nearly twenty years without a change?

Another clue that may shed light on his hair is his hair density. Steven Seagal is well in his 70s. Not to mention, maintaining such a density is difficult at such an age. Still, the hair density, like his Steven Seagal hair, has remained unchanged.

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Steven Seagal” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

With all that said, another question arises: The modern hair system technology is so advanced. Many can’t even spot a wearer from close inspection. So, why did Steven Seagal’s hair, as discussed on the internet, seems so fake? I concur with those observations—couldn’t Steven Seagal afford a high-quality, natural-looking hairpiece himself?

Well, folks, I hope Steven Seagal will soon unveil it himself. Before he does, we may have to continue guessing for another while.

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The rumor surrounding this Steven Seagal hair look has persisted for decades. From his iconic pull-back mane to his recent voluminous look, fans have wondered about the secrets behind his ever-evolving hairstyle. Whether it resulted from spray-on hair or a combination of hairpieces, hair transplant, or just age-defying genetics remains a tantalizing mystery.

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