Lessons To Be Learned From Naomi Campbell’s Hairline

Naomi Campbell in bikini with bald hairlineOh Naomi Naomi. It’s hard to believe that you are 42 with that fabulous figure and lovely face. The hair on the other hand is another matter.

I don’t do celebrity ‘look-at-how-terrible-she-looks’ type articles as a matter of principle but I’m compelled to say something about the recent pictures of Naomi’s hairline.

This picture was taken last week sometime while she was on holiday. For a 40-something woman, she doesn’t look half bad in a bikini but most of us are left too dumbfounded by the state of her hair to notice. That there is textbook traction alopecia.

For those who don’t know what traction alopecia is, it’s a thinning or balding of edges caused by the tension applied when braiding hair. This may happen with weaves, wigs or braids.

Now it’s not the first time that Naomi Campbell has had been in the news about the baldness. And should we be surprised? After years of relying on weave extensions during her modelling career, this was bound to happen eventually right?

It wasn’t always so bad for Ms Campbell, earlier on in her career, she rocked those partial weaves something fierce!

But it all went downhill pretty sharpish after that. I’m sure you all remember seeing the bald shots from a couple of years back?

It’s good to see that Naomi bounced back straight after her unfortunate headlines; here she was a few hours after the bikini shots at an charity Olympic dinner. She is all glammed and lace wigged up, clearly having shrugged off the earlier drama.

When it comes to hair extensions in general, I certainly don’t think it’s all doom and gloom. When used sensibly, they can be a part of any good regimen and I have used them myself with great success. There are a few things I have learned though.

1. Any kind of braiding should be done with a light hand. If you usually have someone else braid your hair, it shoud never, ever feel tight. If it does, take it out immediately. I’m sure most of us would be happier dealing with the added expense of redoing a weave every month than dealing with bald patches.

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About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com.I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too.My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com.I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too.My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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  • Omg

  • Omg. What happened? She’s still beautiful with a banging body though.

  • Oh woww… I’m beautiful then compare to this beautiful.

  • ***compare to her pic.

  • She’s still beautiful, but damn…

  • She could’ve at least put on a had scarf D-: lol cover that up

  • See this is enough to make you not want any weave at all….Dang

    • No worries here. Never have worn weaves. Never will.

    • Problem is alot of ladies get the braids too tight and itches which cause breaking just ripping out the hairline, not treating their hair properly while the weaves is in, once it is taken out not enuff deep condition, before or after and not leave hair out long enuff for it to get the strength back… cover it up again now what happen if you do it every 4 to 6 weeks as if its a perm, hair fall out and u lose edges like hers… I can not leave weaves in my head for longer than 4 weeks or it drive me crazy! so I dont know how ladies leave it in for 3 months and worst some dont wash it, got to be crazy! , many ladies who does sew in hair dont have a clue how to do it and mess up other people hair… dont trust anyone in your hair… learn to do it your self!

    • I don’t do sew ins or glue ins at all. And I stopped getting perms. I love my hair too much. I also stopped putting heat to it. I wash part into sections braid and let air dry.

    • If this is a true photo there are no words. 🙁

      • nicole s.

        Lls!

    • You suppose to take breaks from weaves an keep your hair nourished Smh..but to each his own.I got good hair so I can add length and take out..and my hair dwn my back..;-)

      • lisa

        What do you mean by “good hair”? that statement is so ignorant. Black people need to stop using that term. This is an example of brainwashing by the dominant European culture.

      • Miss Dee Meanor

        @LovintheFarm, I agree with Lisa. What do you mean by good hair? If you have any hair, then you have good hair.

      • Helena Showell

        I have Type 4 healthy, gorgeous hair! ANY beautiful hair of ANY race/ethnicity that is healthy and well-cared for is “good hair”! I wear semi-freeform locs that are now to my waist! 🙂 My hair is now truly my crowning glory.

    • if u no how to do it right you dnt have to worry about your sides, i still got mine, i cant leave a weave in more than 2 weeks , every 2 weeks, time for a new weave

    • This has nothing to do with weave. It’s more than likely from the chemicals.

    • Chemicals kill the hairline that’s why I went natural.

  • Some people,claim,they know how to do weaves,watch out

  • OMG! :O

  • Ayanna Chiphe-Notto God don’t like ugly… smh

  • Damn she ain’t got know edge’s lol

  • Stooooooop lmfao

  • ALOPECIA. …..THAT’S ALWAYS THE END RESULT.BLACK WOMEN NEEDS 2 STOP WEARING WEAVE, IMMEDIATELY.

    • scorpio

      Witness!

  • That is what will happen wearing weave for a long period of time…Or wig’s

  • What makes it so bad, she had so called top hair stylist for ever and this is what they did to her. Wow

  • They wrong for that.. lol

  • I think that’s the only problem she has….

  • Ughhhhh

  • Wtf!! Honey, u can keep them weaves and glue! I want my edges!!

  • Dayummm

  • What in the world happened to her

  • Damnnn

  • She just needs a new hair stylist.

  • #Lacefrontwiggonewrong

  • I can read her mind

  • A mess

  • Damn. I won’t be so hard on myself the next time I look in the mirror that’s for sure !!.

  • I have developed a fear of any hair extentions on my hair. I keep mine natural

    • Mapoule

      Bravo ! I look up to you 🙂

  • I see this s**t on the daily

  • Oh no…she needs to wear a net wit a full sew in weave so edges could be left alone or just or cut her hair and wear a cute cut smh

  • Woww it looks like she has cancer (no shade) I hope her health is in tact I will pray on it but shes still gorgeous to me

  • All the money she makes she couldn’t call beyonce ‘s stylists and get a Good lacewig ? That’s ashame

  • This has to be fake…

  • I know she mad they got that pic BOL!!!

  • :-O :-O as I comb my natural hair,,this is not on that’s bad

  • She should have thrown a phone at her ‘hairstylist’.

  • Omg! Wow….

  • Or lack there of.. ride ride slippity slide Naomi ain’t got no hair on the side!! Smh This is one reason y I never got into the weave thing..

  • She doesn’t look like herself and it’s not just the hair! Her body even looks different and skin color changing. I believe there’s another reason other than the extensions. She’s just private about her life!

  • She needs a lace front

    • exactly what i said!! give her hair a rest…

  • S**t !!! Lady’s be warned

  • This has GOT to be photoshopped…Please tell me this isn’t real…

  • She ain’t got nan!

  • Healthy hair is better than no hair

  • I want to say its just hair but we women love our hair & it’s important to us.

  • Damn shes rich tho. She should at least restore them! Smh tragic lol

  • One price she paid for beauty

  • Daaayyuuuummm her edges is gone

  • Carla WTF lol

  • Andrea Dallas, don’t you ever say another bad thing about my hurrstyle picks for you…. EVER!