Naomi Campbell displays shocking bald patches after years of wearing weaves

Now we all know this isn’t the first time that a picture like this of Naomi has surfaced but now it’s even worse than last time. Her hair line is completely gone.

I feel for her. This doesn’t happen to everyone but it does happen to some. THis is why when using these styles as protective styles, we MUST take care of our hair. This is a result of poor hair care and just slapping some weave on it.

As one of the world’s foremost supermodels, Naomi Campbell rarely looks anything other than picture perfect.

But it was a different story for the 42-year-old beauty as she enjoyed a holiday in Ibiza earlier this week.

With her hair pulled back in a ponytail, Naomi revealed her incredibly receding hairline, the result of her over-reliance on hair extensions and weaves for most of her modelling career.

When extensions go wrong: Naomi Campbell displayed shocking bald patches as she holidayed in Ibiza earlier this week

Sparking concern: It is thought Naomi is suffering from traction alopecia - a hair loss condition caused by the use of too many extensions
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Sparking concern: t Naomi could be suffering from traction alopecia – a hair loss condition caused by the overuse of extensions

Back in the day: Naomi's hair looked much healthier at the beginning of her careerBack in the day: Naomi’s hair looked much healthier at the beginning of her career

And while Naomi still looked in great shape in her patterned bikini, all attention was focused on her hairline, with her exposed scalp causing concern.

This is not the first time Naomi has sparked concern with her thinning hair, with experts saying she is suffering from traction alopecia – hair loss caused by the use of extensions.

The supermodel, originally from Streatham, South London, has worn straight extensions over her naturally curly hair for a number of years.

Traction alopecia occurs when the extensions pull on the natural hair causing it to break, and usually affects the hairline just above the forehead or the sides, where the hair is weaker.

It can take between three months to a year for hair to grow back in moderate cases.

But if the pulling continues the hair will never grow back and the only option is a hair transplant.

Stars including Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Britney Spears and Alexandra Burke are all reported to have suffered traction alopecia as a result of hair extensions.

Soaking up the sunshine: Naomi looked in great shape in the patterned bikini but all the attention was on her receding hairline
Still looking super: Naomi looked in great shape in the patterned bikini, a more revealing choice than Naomi's usual glamorous evening gowns

Still looking super: Naomi looked in great shape in the patterned bikini, a more revealing choice than Naomi’s usual glamorous evening gowns

Celebrity hair extensions expert Tatiana Karelina, who counts famous faces including Danielle O’Hara, Stacey Solomon and Lauren Goodger among her clients, said of Naomi’s condition: ‘The interesting thing to note is that traction alopecia doesn’t progress like other hair diseases.

‘At the initial stages it is reversible but prolonged tension may destroys the hair follicles and will not re-grow under any circumstances.

‘It is unclear from the pictures if Naomi’s condition is permanent but given the time that has passed since she was first spotted with this condition it is more than likely that the damage she has suffered is permanent.’

Tatiana added to MailOnline: ‘Hair extensions, when done properly, can give amazing results, but when done with no care for natural hair in some cases it can leave the follicles and your own hair damaged beyond repair.

‘Heavy extensions can literally pull the follicles out over time, some glue extensions, tight weaves and elastic bands can create and enhance patches of baldness on the scalp.

‘Putting glue in your hair is similar to putting gum in it. It’s going to be hard to get out and even with the best removers some hairs will get pulled out leaving you with broken hair, damage and in some cases balding.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2185897/Naomi-Campbells-shocking-bald-patches-years-relying-hair-extensions.html#ixzz2354nyqTE

Now i don’t agree that it isn’t reversible because my mom suffered with something similar and we were able to pull her hair back from the brink but this case is worse than her’s was. I just hope she wakes up and goes to see a trichologist before it’s all gone.

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  1. Funkystarkitty50 says:

    I have Alopecia areata, so from my experience and from what specialists have told me, it can be irreversible. I’m sure with her money, she has been evaluated for her condition by the beat money can buy. People can respond to the treatment- in my case the steroidshots into the problem areas, or nothing can work or ever will. Once the roots of the hair follicles are damaged, that’s it– it’s gone. Her case, that may be what’s happened, so she has probably resigned herself to wearing wigs and weaves to cover the areas. Judging from these pics, no attempt has been made to cover them. Its sad and a vicious cycle– doctors will tell you to stop wearing weaves which stress and further damage the hair, but then you feel like you must continue to cover it up because you are embarrassed about how you look with bald patches.

  2. I just started wearing my hair the way that it grows out of my scalp about a year ago. I can’t say that I feel bad for her – I may have all my hair, but she can wear that bikini. When I had a healthier body weight, I used to cover everything up – now I HAVE to. I am sure she used to have hair, and she chose to cover it up – now SHE has to… Guess you really “don’t know what you’ve got ’til its gone.”

  3. This mightn’t be a concern for her, however. She can afford to go bald as a peach then rely on those costly but natural-looking hand tied lace wigs. She may not be worried about her receding hairline one way or the other.

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