Matthew McConaughey denies hair transplant rumours, explains unusual way he grew his hair back

Matthew McConaughey says he has "more hair now than he did in 1999". The Magic Mike star has set the record straight on rumours he underwent a hair transplant procedure, claiming he reversed his balding with an alternative approach. 

Speaking to Lad Bible, McConaughey said he began losing his hair towards the end of the '90s, and by a turn of the millennium party in 2000 was rocking "a baseball-sized bald spot" on the top of his head. 

"You can go back and look at things like The Wedding Planner and those things, I mean, you'll see, I was losing," he said. 

Asked how he grew it back, the Oscar winner said it was a "great mystery", before explaining that he shaved his head to get a "fresh start" before beginning a routine of applying a "topical ointment". 

"I rub it into my scalp once a day for 10 minutes," he said.

"I was fully committed, I was fully committed to it - no Propecia, no nothing, it was just manual labour.

"All I can tell you is it came back. I have more hair now than I had in 1999."

McConaughey said his seemingly miraculous hair growth had prompted assumptions he had received a hair transplant, something he was able to refute when he ran into a doctor in Beverly Hills. 

The doctor reportedly told the star he had been the subject of discussion at an international hair transplant convention for the past five years, where they would bring his picture up and ask: "Who did this for Matthew?" 

Eventually, a "renowned hair transplant guy from Denmark" began claiming McConaughey's full hairline as being his work. 

McConuaghey allowed the Beverly Hills doctor to check out his scalp. 

"He goes 'You don't have transplants'. I said, 'That's what I said, of course I don't'," McConaughey said. 

"He goes, 'I can't wait to bust this guy's nut next year when he raises his hand'." 

The Hollywood heavyweight said he has never stopped using the miracle ointment, having kept up the routine for over 20 years. 

"The same thing I was rubbing it down with I still do today," he said. 

"I'm not gonna quit to see if like, 'Oh, do I need to do it anymore?'. I'm not taking that chance."

For anyone wanting to emulate McConuaghey's hair growth, however, he hasn't divulged exactly which topical ointment he uses - yet.