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Naomi Campbell’s Hair Loss Caused By Traction Alopecia


Naomi CampbellEver since the Daily Mirror asked our opinion about Naomi Campbell’s suspected hair loss two years ago, the media has kept a sharp eye on the supermodel’s hairline.

Earlier this year as signs of hair loss were finally revealed, when Ms Campbell was snapped on the scene of a New York photo shoot. A gust of wind had apparently swept her hair back, revealing bald patches on both sides of her head. Predictably, every media outlet on both sides of the pond seized the opportunity to print the pictures of a world-famous supermodel.

As our senior trichologist, Leonora Doclis, told the Daily Mirror back in 2008, it’s likely Ms Campbell is suffering from a condition called traction alopecia, which is hair loss caused by excessive pulling of the hair. Leonora told the Daily Mirror that repeated use of weaves, hair extensions, glues and tight hairstyles can all contribute to this distressing condition: “Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by excessive and long-term pulling on the hair follicles,” she said.

So, is there any hope for Naomi Campbell’s hair? According to Leonora: “It is possible to repair this condition by the use of certain treatments, but the results depend on the severity of the condition and extent of the hair loss.”

The moral of this story seems to be: if you’re worried about hair loss, seek help sooner rather than later. The Belgravia Centre offers free consultations and a free online diagnosis form.

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