Splashing around in the waves of Ibiza this week, 42-year-old supermodel Naomi Campbell appeared to be without a care in the world. However, paparazzi photographs of her holiday showed the extreme toll years of trying to look her best have had on her hairline.
A well-publicised fan of hair extensions and weaves, Campbell now joins the long list of superstars whose own hair has suffered as a result of over-use of real hair enhancers. Campbell’s hair loss appears to be far more extensive, and therefore shocking, than that of contemporaries such as Katie Price, Rihanna or Jessica Wright.
Campbell’s hair loss seems to be a classic case of Traction Alopecia, which is caused by constant tugging on hair which eventually distorts the shape of hair follicles – preventing natural regrowth. Because of the way that real hair extensions are attached tightly to a woman’s own hair, creating additional tension and adding to the weight attached to each strand, the real hair can eventually be pulled out completely.
Research by Dr Amy McMichael of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre suggests that Afro Caribbean women have innately weaker hair. As a result, the damage caused by the use of extensions could be more serious and lasting for Campbell.
She’s not the only one
Naomi is not the only person in her party exhibiting clear signs of a receding hair line. Pictured riding a jet ski, Campbell’s boyfriend Vladislav Doronin is also displaying significant hair loss. Unlike Campbell however, Doronin’s hair appears to have been affected by traditional Male Pattern Baldness, rather than Traction Alopecia.
Around half of all men the same age as Russian billionaire Doronin, 52, will have experienced some form of hair loss. As a result, Doronin’s thinning temples are no great surprise.
Cures for hair loss conditions
Fortunately, there are a number of treatments which have been shown to halt hair loss from a number of conditions, and promote natural regrowth. However, treatment depends on the specific conditions involved, gender and other medical considerations.
For Naomi, the first step to trying to recover her hair line is to stop wearing extensions immediately. She can then begin treatment using a clinically approved medication like Minoxidil. Should the hair loss prove to be particularly stubborn, The Belgravia Centre has its own unique extra-strength cream which combines 10% Minoxidil with Azelaic Acid for maximum regrowth potential.
Doronin has slightly more choices open to him for treating his hair loss. As well as Minoxidil, Doronin could also use Propecia, depending on his hair loss expert’s advice. Medications can also be combined with our exclusive Hair Growth Boosters to provide all the conditions required for healthy hair growth.
If you are experiencing hair loss, caused by the permanent wearing of hair extensions or through pattern baldness, why not give our hair loss experts a call to arrange a consultation on 0800 077 6666, or contact them online? Alternatively, if you can’t make it to our London clinic, you can fill in our online diagnostic form for a home use treatment programme that we can post to you directly.