Let me preface this story by saying it’s probably not true that Jeremy Piven actually put cat urine on his head. The source is Star Magazine, and while it may be accurate that he’s trying to stave off baldness it’s up to question whether he went to the extreme of applying cat urine to his scalp. Since it’s asswipe Jeremy Piven we’re talking about, I’ll give Star the benefit of the doubt.
Jeremy Piven, 42, revealed his insecurities about going bald (again?) to a friend and told her that he has tried absolutely everything! “He has experimented with all sorts of folklore remedies, like cat urine and bee pollen, as well as all the organic hair restoration formulas,” the source says. “He had literally 30 types of hair vitamins in his bathroom. It looks like a pharmacy in there.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition, May 5, 2008]
Star probably figured, “what the hell, it’s Jeremy Piven, he could have done this,” and that’s pretty much my opinion on it too.
It was hard to google to find out more about this supposed cat urine homeopathic balding treatment, because most of the results had to do with balding in house cats. Balding Blog has a Q&A with a doctor about washing your hair in urine – the human type, not the cat type, which somehow sounds less disgusting. The doctor points to a site that claims that heated urine mixed with potato and sulphur powder is a treatment for hair loss. Instead of trying such drastic remedies, a consultation with a medical professional is recommended.
As a woman who finds balding men sexy, I would suggest that if you’re a guy with a decent-shaped head you may as well shave it off or cut it super short. Balding is a sign of virility and men seem to be more worried about it than necessary. In Piven’s case, he probably has some sort of artificial hair coverage going on. Even if he did proudly shave his head there’s no compensating for that obnoxious personality.
Jeremy Piven is shown at the Broadway premiere of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on 3/8/08, thanks to WENN.