Kallis tells his bare to hair story

19 March 2013 - 02:25 By Andile Ndlovu
Jacques Kallis, Shane Warne and Leon Schuster at the Advanced Hair Studio in Johannesburg
Jacques Kallis, Shane Warne and Leon Schuster at the Advanced Hair Studio in Johannesburg

He was dating one of the most beautiful women in the country -long-term girlfriend and model Shamone Jardim - but Proteas star Jacques Kallis, 37, said his bald patch affected his self-esteem.

Following in the footsteps of Australian bowling legend Shane Warne, Kallis sought the help of a well-known hair studio for strand-by-strand treatment.

The clinic makes a membrane that is non-surgically attached to the scalp by means of a non-allergenic silicone-based solution.

Hair is then added where required.

Said the cricketing all-rounder: "When I first got it done, [the team] used to go out for dinner and a fan would recognise me and ask [one of my team-mates]: 'Is that Jacques Kallis?' and one would answer: 'No, that's not Jacques. This guy has hair.'

"In the beginning it was quite a shock for my girlfriend. [Shamone] was a little sceptical beforehand, as probably most people are, but once the procedure was done, it looked so natural, she said: 'I'm not sure I could see you without hair again.' "

Kallis and Warne were joined by comedian Leon Schuster for a promotional tour in Johannesburg and Pretoria, where they spoke about the effectiveness of their treatments.

The trio is due in Cape Town today and Durban tomorrow.

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