Stressed hair is likely to fall out.
Naomi Campbell has been snapped again, and things don’t appear to be getting better where her baldness is concerned.
By the way Namomi is not alone, many women (and some men) fall into this trap.
A wig or weave is like make up, it’s not for life. You need to know when to wear it and when to take it off.
Too often I see long heavy and long wigs and weaves in particularLo worn in the wrong places.
Wrong places to wear a long or heavy weave:
The Swimming Pool
At the Olympics
I’m sure you can think of more…
The thing about having anything that is attached to your own hair as with wigs weaves and even long dreadlocks (detached hair attached to hair in your scalp) is that it is likely to put stress on your scalp.
Think about it for a moment and lets take Naomi as an example. In these pictures you see that she is going into the sea with her weave or wig which looks like it has been sewn or glued on to the back half of her head or hair. Water has a lot of drag it’s heavy, and when she dips her head in and out of the water she is having the full weight of the wet hair pulling on her own hair. This effect can be replicate when running, jogging, jumping up and down.
A man who has dreadlocks
As I said it’s not just women. At my gym there is a man who has dreadlocks down to his bottom. We do a circuit training class so we are constantly bobbing up and down, running and all manner of exercises, and his hair is doing the same, pulling and straining at his scalp. He already has many bald patches and I’m sure he is in the process of making many more.
No, I’m not suggesting he stops exercising. Neither am I suggesting he cuts his locs. What I think he should do is put his hair in a tight fitting stocking. But first he needs to wrap the hair around his head maybe under a sweatband, he needs to stop the weight of all of his hair pulling at his roots/scalp.
Naomi’s medical records
Don’t know about you but I’m not privy to Naomi Campbell‘s medical records. She may not have Traction Alopecia, she may be suffering from Alopecia for a whole host of reasons.
I would imagine most of us have never seen Naomi without a wig/weave, one would get the impression she wears it full time. Therefore having no hair underneath may not be an issue for her. In fact it probably helps her wig to lie flatter at the front therefore helping it to look more realistic.
But the problem is she now no longer has a choice. She would now probably not be happy without wearing her wig or weave.
The moral of this article is less is more… Wear your wigs (if attached to your head), and weaves sparingly, if you want to help keep your hair on your head.
* Traction Alopecia is hair loss caused by excessive amounts of tension on the hair shafts. This causes the hair to be pulled and can damage the follicle. Over long periods of time under these circumstances, Traction Alopecia will cause the production of hair to slow down and finally cease. It often occurs in persons who wears tight braids, especially “cornrows” that lead to high tension, pulling and breakage of hair.