Thursday, August 9, 2012
Even Hair Extensions Problems Can Happen To Stunning Supermodels
We LOVE Naomi Campbell! A super model with a stunning face and figure! And still, keeping it together at age 42.
The model was snapped enjoying her vacation-at-sea in Ibiza a few days ago. The British papers are having a field day showing off Naomi's balding tresses.
We are showing the photos to detail what can happen when one wears hair extensions and weaves for years. What appears to be occurring here, is called traction alopecia.
Naomi Campbell is still quite beautiful, but the damage done to her hair follicles is incredible.
How does traction alopecia occur?
When hair extensions pull on natural hair strands they can break, and usually the problem happens right above the forehead or at the sides, where hair is much weaker.
Thinning hair and bald spots can happen even from wearing a tight pony tail, high heat styling tools, and so on. We lost some hair last winter when we were using a small round brush on the left side of our hair in front.
What a nightmare!! We got the strands tangled severely, and couldn't remove the brush very easily. When we finally removed the round brush, we had ripped out about a quarter inch of hair strands. It wasn't noticable to everyone, but a new hairdresser caught it. We were embarrassed.
The moral of the hair story here:
Be very careful with extensions, weaves, styling tools, pony tails, etc. Everything in moderation! We're still waiting for the hair to fully grow back in (sigh).