Tory Lanez isn't ashamed to say that he once struggled with hair loss. The 27-year-old artist has given multiple interviews in which he admitted to taking steps not only to prevent further thinning, but to regrow his receding hairline.
"If you look back at my old pictures, my only issue was my corners were gone," he said during a recent interview with HipHopDX. "... I fixed my corners and I just let the rest of my hair grow in. Some parts going a little faster than others, so it be a little unequal when I don't lay it down ... I’m coming back with the braids. I’m coming back crazy on y’all. Y’all think it’s a joke."
So, what's the secret to Lanez's new look? Well, he claims it isn't plugs—and definitely not a wig. The Chixtape 5 artist addressed his "natural" hair restoration methods in the latest episode of Pull Up with Joe Budden. Lanez said his new hairline was part of a larger mission to elevate his look as he was becoming more and more famous.
"I met a doctor that does hair restoration—that n***a is specifically for African American and Latino hair. So, basically, I was going away on my corners. They help me do the restoration," he said at around the 9-minute mark, before clarifying he did not do hair transplants. "It's not Bosley, though ... that's when they slice your head and do all this weird shit. I didn't do that. My shit is more so natural."
Lanez said "a lot of" his new hair comes from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which is a technique that involves injecting a patient's own blood into their scalp to help restore hair growth.
"There's a lot of n***as doing some other funny shit. I don't have a unit on my head. You'll never catch me like that," he said, before allowing Budden to touch his hair.
In the HipHopDX sit-down, Lanez credited Tyga for helping his hair restoration efforts. Like Lanez, the "Ayy Macarena" rapper hasn't been shy about this type of struggle, and has even promoted his hair doctor on Twitter.
"When I met Tyga and I was like yo, I’ll give you unlimited features for the rest of your life," he said. "He has an unlimited feature pass for giving up the secret."
You can watch the full interview above.