Never mind a black eye, that will fade but what’s Fergie going to do about her thinning hair? The Black Eyed Peas singer was recently snapped with a rather unflattering part that revealed a scary amount of scalp, but lucky for her it's unlikely to be permanent and is probably the result of bad hair styling or dieting habits.
Hair loss in women isn’t uncommon and there are a lot of things that can cause it. The Fergiliciousstar recently ditched her blonde locks in favour of a sleek brunette look but it’s not the years of bleaching that’s likely to have caused her widening part.
Fergie’s sported some fairly elaborate hair extensions in the past when performing and it could be the constant heavy pulling on the hair that’s taken its toll. Celebrities like Britney Spears and Posh Spice have suffered hair loss as a result of extensions and Jennifer Aniston definitely had nothing nice to say about the “400 things in your head that cause your hair to break off”.
Hair extensions often result in traction alopecia which is a temporary form of hair loss that can be reversed in most cases by simply removing the extensions and following a basic hair care routine. Prolonged traction alopecia on the other hand is harder to reverse and may need the help of hair loss treatments if hair doesn’t grow back on its own.
The other possibility is that Fergie’s thinning hair is a result of poor health. The 34-year-old has been on a rigorous diet and exercise campaign and has successfully shed the 15 pounds she gained for a role in the upcoming film, Nine.
“I’m finally back to weight I was before the film. It’s taken me forever!” she said. “Now I’m just trying to sculpt and get my stamina back.”
Hair loss is sometimes a manifestation of physical or emotional stress. The demanding routine Fergie was subjecting her body too left her feeling weak and it may be have adversely affected her hair, resulting in diffuse thinning or telogen effluvium.
However, if Fergie relaxes her routine and provides her body with the nutrients and recuperation it needs, we could see her hair back in full swing before too long without the need for hair loss treatments. She may find hair growth boosters beneficial though to keep her hair healthy and in good condition.
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