Former glamour model Katie Price (also known as Jordan), recounted the toll taken on her body by her experiments with various cosmetic treatments. As famous for her oversized breasts as her complicated love life, Price says she now regrets her obsession with plastic surgery which she claims have permanently ruined her looks.
Throughout the interview, Katie Price detailed the toll taken by her beauty regime including an expensive obsession with Botox, six separate breast augmentation procedures and using sun beds four times a week. These procedures come on top of a one-off liposuction session, a rhinoplasty operation to “correct” a bump in her nose, the application of £25,000 worth of tooth veneers and a hair extension replacement every three months for twelve years.
Experts agree that many of the treatments, particularly those which have been repeated time and again could have lasting negative health implications for Price’s health as well as her appearance.
Katie Price has always made it clear that the appearance of her hair is extremely important to her; “My hair is my life,” she was once famously quoted as saying. To maintain her tresses, Price has new extensions fitted every three months, a practice she has followed religiously for the past twelve years.
It is believed that each extension session costs around £6000 and sees Price receive real human hair grafted onto her own, helping to maintain the illusion of thick, flowing hair. It is believed that Price has used salons in both Britain and America in the past, in her quest for the perfect head of hair.
Last year, Katie Price experienced a significant amount of hair loss brought on, she said, following the application of a £11,000 set of extensions by a Hollywood-based hairdresser. So distraught was Price that she immediately sought legal advice with a view to taking action against the stylist involved.
The hair loss was costly both emotionally and financially, reputedly costing £45,000 to rectify. Price still feels acutely hurt by the hairloss. “I’ve had a bald patch at the sides. It’s awful,” she said, “Without it [my hair] I feel disgusting.’
What is Causing the Hair Loss?
There are several potential causes of female hair loss , some more common than others. Although some people have a genetic predisposition to thinning hair, in Katie Price’s case, the problem appears to be self-inflicted.
Photographs taken in May last year as Price arrived back at Gatwick Airport clearly demonstrate the tension which her is placed on her own hair by her extensions. Extensions are fitted as close as possible to the root of the recipient’s own hair, pulling at the root, potentially causing pain and damaging the hair follicle in the process.
Tight braiding, hair weaves and frequent application of extensions have all been known to give rise to a condition known as Traction Alopecia. Hair is gradually lost due to constant pulling at the root, something which by their very design hair extensions do. The damaged hair follicle has problems growing fresh hair leading to areas of patchy growth. Ironically, women like Katie Price immediately turn to a fresh set of extensions to cover any patches of lost hair, which in turn exacerbates the problem.
How to Fix Hair Loss Caused by Hair Extensions?
As soon as a woman becomes aware of hair loss caused by their extensions, rather than have it covered up by a hairdresser, they should seek the advice of a professional hair loss expert. The first step to encouraging hair regrowth is to take a break from extensions so that the hair has a chance to grow back naturally.
A hair loss expert, such as those employed by The Belgravia Centre, will be able to examine thinning patches and provide an accurate diagnosis as to the cause. With a diagnosis in place, the hair loss expert will be able to create a treatment plan tailored to the client’s exact needs. This may take the form of a clinically proven treatment such as Minoxidil which is a scientifically proven medication for treating hair loss in women approved by the MHRA, as well as a number of possible hair growth boosters such as the Hair Vitalics dietary supplement or the HairMax LaserComb. These treatments would also be monitored during regular visits to the London clinic to track progress and adjust the treatment plan as required.
We understand Katie Price’s devotion to her hair and that of our other clients which informs everything we do at The Belgravia Centre. Our bespoke treatment plans have an impressive track record backed by hundreds of success stories.