Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbellappears to be dealing with something far worse.
A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.
Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia – hair loss due to extensions.
“Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair – no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape – it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”
Bauman said the weight from extensions pulls on a person’s natural hair over time, causing it to rip out by the root. The hair follicle can be damaged or destroyed – in some cases, permanently. In the latter case, the only option is a hair transplant, which involves moving healthy hair follicles from one part of the scalp to the damaged area.
Read more on ABC’s Good Morning America.