Naomi Campbell’s behaviour may not always be befitting of a role model; but one thing that is always to scratch is her appearance, especially her sleek shiny hair.
Whether she is sporting a glamorous up do, a short, shaggy bob or long layers with a fringe, Naomi’s hair is always well maintained and on trend.
But it seems that all the wear and tear of regularly updating her look using weaves seems to have finally caught up with the supermodel who seems to be suffering with hair loss around the hair line.Afro Hairdresser of the Year 2007 Finalist Michelle Louise Sultan, director at Hype Coiffure, Battersea has a great deal of sympathy for Naomi who was spotted with what’s being coined ‘weave clevage’ during an impromptu visit to the United Nations in New York.
“It looks like Naomi is suffering from traction alopecia which is hair loss on the hairline,” says Michelle. “It is a common symptom from wearing weaves and is primarily caused by the braids and weaves being too tight, which encourages an unnatural pulling force in the hair. This can result in hair loss or thinning.”
The bad news for Naomi is that traction alopecia is really difficult to reverse once it has occured, which is why Michelle recommends that stylists always recommend that clients have a break between weaves.
She adds: “Stylists should advise clients to take a break from having a weave to give their scalp and roots some relief from the pressure. Waiting a month or two would be advisable before having another weave!
“If a client wants to have a break from a weave but doesn’t want to leave their hair natural, stylists can reduce the risk of traction alopecia by advising them to wear a lace front piece.
“Wigs give the same illusion that a weave does without having to plait the hairline, and don’t apply any pressure to the hair at all.
“Lace Front Wigs are virtually undetectable as the invisible lace is glued or taped down, which is a popular alternative with celebrities such as beautiful Beyonce who always has to look bootylicious!”