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.

Originally posted 2012-08-10 19:13:54.

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About Alma Ruddock


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 Ruddock


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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    1. Goddessweaves Virgin Hair Bundle Deals
      Goddessweaves Virgin Hair Bundle Deals

      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!

    2. Uloaku Abazie
      Uloaku Abazie

      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.

    3. Lovin
      Lovin'the Fam

      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..;-)

      1. 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.

      2. 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.

      3. Sonia

        What a stupid comment. Can you explain what “good hair” is?

      4. 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.

    4. Diamond MJ Sanchez
      Diamond MJ Sanchez

      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

  1. Rose Noire

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

  2. Rose Thorn

    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

  3. Lorena Johnson

    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

  4. Toyatoy Sanders

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

  5. Wendie Nelson
    Wendie Nelson

    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..

  6. Melissa E Oakley
    Melissa E Oakley

    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!

  7. Yaya Jones
    Yaya Jones

    she need a good full lace wig. give her hair a rest. who is doing her hair, they should be advising her on better alternatives.

    1. Beverly Seymour
      Beverly Seymour

      I respectfully beg to differ with the comments posted by women texting of letting people make their own choices with their hair. It’s their hair and they have a right to do as they please. I would however, encourage them to try different methods of presentation. Hair is a serious sex appeal. If it were not women wouldn’t spend hundreds of dollars a year on it. Some would spend even more. Naomie is a beautiful women with serious hair issues.

  8. Cassandra King

    She had tht problem for a long time now her hair stylist should be doing something about tht foe real. She should try hair vitamins. ….

  9. Gabrielle Pittman

    I hope doesn’t have an illness… but if she doesn’t… she needs to sue whoever has been advising her to do that

  10. Insurance-Chic Jamaica
    Insurance-Chic Jamaica

    She’s laughing all the way to the bank. I think her hairline is the least of her problems. Nonetheless, it looks bad, but nothing that can’t be fixed.

  11. Aude Adou

    Oh it’s a shame! The hair has suffered.
    She has not recovered her natural hair.

  12. Kamela M Oxner

    The stress weaves & braids put on your hair is incredible; eventually your natural hair is going to be pulled out. Work with what you have.

  13. Marie-Jo Decosse

    I was gonna say it doesn’t look like Naomi Campbell, but Aude Adou’s pic convinced me. Wow, this is bad:(

  14. Chele Phillips

    That’s the price for fame but wow. She is still beautiful but she needs to take better care of her hair.

  15. Alisha Hippiechick A

    I think she suffers an illness that took out her hair….one thing about celebrities or models I don’t understand…they have all of the money in the world, and they go to the top people but they always end up looking a mess…tori spelling for example her botched up boob job ..lisa rinna botched up lip job ….it is just all so weird to me

  16. Valerie Jolly
    Valerie Jolly

    Wow so that what we as natural women of color do to one another make jokes….? I thought the article was for teaching how to protect ones edges not make jokes of those who are suffering….I see some people really need to read The Bible and take notice…like due unto others….

    1. Dipesh Gurung
      Dipesh Gurung

      Like reading a Bible will help.

      The book that judges people and says who can enter heaven and who will enter hell.

    2. Lyndsay Johnson
      Lyndsay Johnson

      It wasnt a joke. If u went to the link you would see that there were tips on how to NOT look like this. The picture of naomi is an example

    3. Kimberly M. Ray
      Kimberly M. Ray

      Her edges are like that because we have a distorted view of what beauty is! weaves, eyelashes, butts that look like horses asses, Really???? That’s Not Hot! I have never seen so much buffoonery in all my life. Wake Up Black Women!

    4. Sha

      Women tearing other women down as usual. Damn, the bible can’t even catch a break! …swimming with the sharks on this one, I’m getting out now!

    5. Audra Denise
      Audra Denise

      How many women did she slap, degrade and disrespect? She did unto others, now its being done unto her.

    6. Monique Lawson
      Monique Lawson

      This woman has traveled all over the world, she’s rich, she’s famous and she’s loved in hundreds of countries. And you want to laugh at her edges? SMH…WoW

    7. Hope Porter
      Hope Porter

      stop acting like u holyer than tho ok! wat she did to her hair was her choice she did it to her self. if she would have protected her hair better that pic wouldn’t have happened so #logOut&Stfu

    8. Maila Hnic Roberts-Fields
      Maila Hnic Roberts-Fields

      Wow really ladies and I use the term loosely this is a situation where we should not only laugh but we should learn and teach, she comes from an age were the wigs they gave her to wear were not made for black hair, and ma’am if she were Hispanic then I feel the same way. It’s funny sometime we need to laugh at ourselves and our world for making us women all women do crazy things to feel pretty. It’s sad that this has become a bash fest no need for that just don’t make the same mistake.#Awomenshairisherpride

    9. Latonya D Rhodes
      Latonya D Rhodes

      That’s what we do…we laugh and poke fun at others when we don’t understand or feel uncomfortable…

    10. Ornella Nika Augustus
      Ornella Nika Augustus

      a women of class and respect wont be seen in public like that… respect yourself then other would…. .. i wont go out in public like this at all. a big women should have more common sense than that. and it not funny…. some of you should relax with the insults…you can excuse her. some women just dont know better. you have a mother /sister am sure- its can happen to any body.

  17. Brittney Amera Cruz
    Brittney Amera Cruz

    When your a model you can’t tell them how to do your hair just like when ever you guys go to work you can’t tell your boss what you will and won’t do. … What ever look they want you to have every other 5 min on walking that run way your hair goes through a lot of abuse it comes with the Territory…I don’t know why they post this picture either…. Because this isn’t just from weave if your natural and you keep pulling your hair back extremely tight a lot or just not taking care of your hair WEAVE doesn’t do this it can happen to anyone

    1. Debra Ann Carter
      Debra Ann Carter

      That is why it is a good idea to give hair a break from any type of trauma, whether it is weaves, braids, perms etc.

  18. Dwaun Mitchell

    Wow really that why i dont fo weave and for her to have money she should not be goinaround lookin like that .

  19. Julia Bennett

    Who eva braiding her hair is pulling it to tight and adding to much weave and everytime she comb it, she’s adding to much stress….. STOP BRAIDING HER HAIR SO TIGHT

  20. Valerie Johnson

    I’ve seen pics of her before showing her damaged hair line…this has to be from lace fronts or tight braids…I don’t braid my hair or wear weaves…hairline still intact as when I was a child…Naomi is pressured to have a specific look as a black model…those silly stylists and entertainment people she works with have no clue how to care for and preserve black hair…

  21. Jamillah Davis

    I’ve been wearing weaves for over 2 years since I decided to go natural, but I know my hair and I know my edges are delicate which is why I leave them out, to avoid lookin like Naomi.

  22. Sierra Watson

    She hasn’t aged a bit. Still looking great i.e. body, skin, etc. but most naturally not that attitude (lol). As for the alopecia (i.e. hair loss), I don’t believe she will ever recover from that. She’ll just have to wig-it-out the rest of her life.

  23. Cee-Cee Watson
    Cee-Cee Watson

    She hasn’t aged a bit. Still looking great i.e. body, skin, etc. but most naturally not that attitude (lol). As for the alopecia (i.e. hair loss), I don’t believe she will ever recover from that. She’ll just have to wig-it-out the rest of her life.

  24. Chrystal MizMookey Faulkner

    she wore that part straight down the middle for ever with heavy hair hanging on the sides and sewed in too tight that’s why she looks like this. its all in how u wear it i dont put the tracks on my edges and i dobt use much glue. her edges must naturally be really weak too tho

  25. Marie Calderon

    No wonder this bitch soo mean. She got no hair!!! When u think about it u take her money and whatever she got left of weave away she ugly af baaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa

  26. Ma'lissa Marie

    that’s bcuz she has white hair stylist so they jus put the crap n her head n not giving two shits about the health of her natural hair

  27. Kiki Godfrey

    Traction alopecia…Its a real medical condition caused by tight braids, weaves or ponytails!! The temporal hair (sides) will not come back once lost!!! Lay off the weave!!!

  28. Rochelle Douglas

    Why is her forehead in the middle of her head like that? When wearing weaves never let some one braid you sides up so right they will come out ad NEVER come back……..ummm k

  29. Pamela Henshon

    I am thinking she may have not been blessed with that much hair and hair extension is great for that and there are people with alopecia who gets it as a child that is why I want judge.

  30. Candice Lanton

    Why are people saying its not her? Lol….Its very much Naomi!! She has been getting weaves for decades…people putting it in that didnt know how to protect HER hair properly….just making sure she looks good for the camera!! This will not grow back…she will be weaving/wiging it for the rest of her life….
    #BewareLadies

  31. Nata Nox

    Naomi Campbell would never be caught in public like this. I don’t think thus pic is real.

  32. Bree Hive Bowie
    Bree Hive Bowie

    This is Naomi Campbell & there is someone in a white t-shirt standing next to her, partially blocked by her body. This is her hairline after years of neglect by stylists, most likely & more likely could have been avoided by taking better care of her own hair…Instead of making fun of her, this can be used as a learning tool…We must do better, as a people, in 2014…

  33. Bree Hive Bowie

    This is Naomi Campbell & there is someone in a white t-shirt standing next to her, partially blocked by her body. This is her hairline after years of neglect by stylists, most likely & more likely could have been avoided by taking better care of her own hair…Instead of making fun of her, this can be used as a learning tool…We must do better, as a people, in 2014…

  34. Samantha Pree-Stinson
    Samantha Pree-Stinson

    Why is this funny again? We as black women need to stop snarking one another! White women are just as bald due to their wearing heavy weaves and wigs. But I don’t see them being blasted on here. Sad.

  35. Tiaja Nicole

    Omg. That’s so ugly Lord I pray for strong edges and that I never end up with edges like that

  36. Brielle Winter

    Dont understand why people continue to put weaves In there hair when its causing damage, although I do understand that maybe she doesn’t have a good grade of hair and she’s a model, but damn! She is too young for this type of hair lost.

  37. Muffie Crosswire
    Muffie Crosswire

    I dont think it was meant to be disrespectful, but sometimes thats what the truth may come across as. This is a lesson because thats how my edges looked from putting weaves and relaxers and colors in it constantly. This is a lesson, natural is beautiful. I had to cut all of my hair off to get it to grow back. Its all natural and its thicker and stronger than it has ever been in my life. Naomi Campbell is also kind of mean. No I dont know whats going on in her life, but she cares little of other women in general. I love this page, thank you for the honesty, its not like they lied, really

  38. Pat Crawford

    That’s How it will look wearing it all the time,I can’t wear it like that it irritates my scalp…Just wat God gave me

  39. Tamika Knott-Stokes

    My edges grew back after my first ever lacefront tore them out. I actually received a lot of info.off this page and now I got babyhair…lmaoooo…so I guezz somebody should tell Naomi about jbco, water, and coconut oil mixture 2 times a day..ijs

  40. Andrea Hill

    Felicia Tate she has alopecia probably from wearing too many weaves or its hereditary

  41. Nicole Caldwell

    LMFAO….that’s enough to make you stop wearing weaves and extensions.. NO EDGES lmao…gosh that hairline

  42. Olive Skovski

    She needs to take a long break from weaves…I think it’s wearing more lace wigs that destroy the hair line. I took out my own weave about an hour ago in the saloon, I lost some of my hard earned front hairline…if I have to do a weave. I sure would leave out my front hair… Naomi needs to learn to love her natural hair. Use pimento oil and JBCO to bring them back. Black and natural is beautiful.

  43. Tasha P

    I don’t believe these pics are real, photoshop, I find it hard to believe a super model would be riding around in public with her non existent edges showing so comfortably and freely. I’m a regular person and I wouldn’t #MO

  44. Ashleiqh Nequole

    It’s not like she’s just in public with it out it was probably covered before she got her hair wet. This is one of the reasons why I’m so scared to put braids and weaves in my hair.

  45. Imani Malika
    Imani Malika

    Omg people this isn’t new. Yes its Naomi Campbell, no its not fake. I’ve seen pics like these for years. Her hairline is shot. She goes outside like that because she has to! Can’t just hide in the house forever.

  46. MzSweetz N DaddyDolla

    Leah Jackson not me! my name is jenny I am sixteen I have dark blonde hair and u cant stop reading now I have started!! I was murdered 7/14 with my father’s shotgun and a Butcher knife if u don’t post this on 20 other pics I will come kills u in the middle of the night with my dad’s shotgun and Butcher knife u have five hours!! Don’t believe me??? Google Maria Marshall, Keisha jones. and omar wilkinson

  47. Jacci Moore

    Too much weave, it will take out your hair, but with all of the money she was you’d think her hair would look better.

  48. Keauria Callicut
    Keauria Callicut

    Well for one.. she’s a recognized Black Super Model, she probably wouldn’t’ve been successful if her hair was natural, but with constant weaves im not surprised that it looks this way

  49. Melody Assmar
    Melody Assmar

    If black women embrace what God gives them as hair. They wouldn’t have to deal with the balding. Be yourself and stop trying to look like them other people.

  50. Phrederica Holloway-Jordan
    Phrederica Holloway-Jordan

    As rich as she is, she can buy nice hair. Why are people getting so caught up in other people’s hair? I have never had a weave, braids, or hair pieces but I never felt it was my place to tell a grown woman what to do with her hair.

    1. Angel
      Angel's*Locs* Natural Hair & Nail Spa Services

      Absolutely NOT. Thats like saying all Black people have ashy Skin, or love fried chicken, or have illegitimate children, and dont pay taxes on welfare. Sounds stupid dont it. Now black woman making judgmental comments just as stupid as white people make about you. Seriously I’m not any of the above. Iam Natural- A Hair STylist- wearing weaves since the 80’s-wore perms- had color-wore wigs and every other style you could imagine. Not to mention I am over 40 and have all my EDGES never had a problem. Dont love fried Chicken, or ashy skin,NO Illgitamet children, I know who my childrens father is, they have the same father, i am a wife not a Baby momma, not on welfare and pay my taxes. So I dont fit anybody Stupid STEREOTYPE. ones made by you or the stupid ones made by racist white people just because its true for a few. There are reasons I and 100’s of millions of weave wears have their edges and others Dont. Some people have to wear weaves and wigs because of medical reasons Meds and Treatment. you sistas should consider CANCER Lupus, Thyroids, Alopecia – Chemotherapy are all hair killers. #2 improper Installation and removal and leaving in to long. not to mention stress and 100 other reason woman who have never worn weaves hair still fall out edges and all. the number one is Hereditary. What ever her reason for not having edges should not make you sure all of anybody is all the Same Please. You sound like a Cave man that never seen anyone thats not wearing your hair choice with edges… Where do you live to think that. Ok if people smoke and some die of old age and others cancer. ooor do people who dont drive think everybody who drives a car are ALL SURELY going to Die in accident because they know one person that did???. Naomi is a Millionaire w a Billionaire Boy friend what ever her hair loss is based on her not ALL. she has money for transplants you cant imagine. But Everyone has maid a judgement that they know that it was weaves and you don’t know her medical Background or her history. Did she say it came from weaves or does every one just think its weave I haven’t heard her say it. I have Client with Cancer they survived but it kills them to have to deal with Judgment Black women talking about them when they have no idea What they went through. As if Black women don’t have enough to deal with

  51. MzMakeit HappenRobinson

    People play allday these pic fake ass hell along with the people hating you think she gonna get caught like these with all the money she got be fucking serious people ,she a fucking model her thing is beauty allday long

  52. Veronica McDow
    Veronica McDow

    So what. It is what it was… She lost a lot of hair someone caught her snoozing, so we trash her. Not cool. Yes she has a bad attitude. So do I at times. So over this and yes I still embrace the crack cream. Not trying to be no one but my bad attitude self..

  53. Ward Lana
    Ward Lana

    And we are killing ourselves to look like the people on tv.but when they take it all off.do you want to look like them

  54. Ward Lana

    And we are killing ourselves to look like the people on tv.but when they take it all off.do you want to look like them.and look like her nerves is dead that will cause hair lost, and hate to say this she do not look healthy either.look like she killing her self to stay young too this sadden me.

  55. Daisha Halford

    Brenda Collins look this is how Leah gonna b if u keep them braids n her hair like that. Ur still using the grease i gave u?

  56. Joannie Reid

    Too much weave made her hairline disappeare….lol.she shouldn’t have let that pic leak out….I can’t stop laughing. so what she’s a model… she don’t have a hairline…lmao.

  57. Dawn Marie

    She need to cut the hair all off start from fresh. Rub her head with Jamaican Black Castor everyday.

  58. Sherri Taylor
    Sherri Taylor

    Sisters please let our sisters make their own choices about what to do with their hair. My goodness let women do what they need to do to feel beautiful. It’s all about freedom of choice really as my Auntie would say It’s not that deep.

  59. Carrie Laura-Lee Howe

    See this scares me! I’m thin on the sides, but nothing like this! Mine is because of relaxers & braided extensions! My girl who did it for me braided them in so tight… Anyhow, now I’m trying to go all natural! No more extensions, relaxers, nothin! 2014 is all about my own natural hair! I hope she can grow her hair back…

  60. Carlos Epps

    Who cares about hair as long as the body and face looking good she can be hairless, bald head etc.

  61. Jeaneen Alise

    No ones stopping her from marking bad choices with her hair… They’re just saying if you don’t want to look like this, learn from her mistake…

  62. Eunice Lloyd

    Someone say she is beautiful because of her hair and skin. I don’t think so. Beauty comes from within

  63. Lakeisha Solomon
    Lakeisha Solomon

    My advice is too cut her real hair way down and start all over again with some really good hair vitamins like biotene & hairinfinity pills……no need to be rude about her situation cause it can happen to anyone.

  64. Lakeisha Solomon

    My advice is too cut her real hair way down and start all over again with some really good hair vitamins like biotene & hairinfinity pills……no need to be rude about her situation cause it can happen to anyone.

  65. Julia Inmon

    That is so true, it’s not the weave it’s who is putting it in. I have been doing weave in my hair and kids and my hair have actually grown and so have my kids. Weave actually protects the hair from sun damages and shading if done right. If left in past two weeks without washing your hair can break your hair off.

  66. juannette

    Thank you for mentioning the issues that take place with hairlines that are thin. However, I think it is important to mention that some people hair loss and thin hair lines come from medical issues so it is important to go to your dermatologist and medical doctor. I would know I have Lupus. With that being said, I lost all of my hair for twelve years. Thank God for wigs. I did some braids. I kept hoping that my hair would grow back full. Last year my hair just started to grow back out the clear blue sky! I am over joyed. It has grown 3 inches in one year. No chemicals for me. I can’t wait to see what my hair does this year.

  67. Dina Fagan
    Dina Fagan

    This is what constantly wearing fake ass hair and lace fronts another form of fake hair does for you

  68. Deneen Goodbread
    Deneen Goodbread

    It also disturbs me when I see some many children with weaves, braids, ect., in their hair. Parents please remember that a child hair is not like an adult. Their hair is so fine and when you put these things in it harm the growth. So always remember to braid the hairline down do not pull back.

  69. Tamika Rogers
    Tamika Rogers

    I wore weaves and wigs for 10 years straight and this never happened to me our any of the people i no… Wearing fake hair is no excuse for not caring for your own natural hair… I never wore my weaves for to long… I never wore them too tight… I always deep conditioned and moisturized my hair… I would get freshly cornrowed braids every 2-4 weeks… I have never even left weave in for longer than 1 month… I never use glue always a sew in… Full head of long beautiful hair!… People really need to so downing weave just to make natural look better… I no some bald headed no hair line having naturals because they do not no how to care for their hair…. At the end of the day its all about proper hair care whether your team natural or team weave!

    1. Evie Ward
      Evie Ward

      Well said I love my weaves and I am far from bald I always try me best to take care of my hair and that’s it! Its not about the hair style its about your hair

    2. Mesha Shontel Olaniyi
      Mesha Shontel Olaniyi

      Sometimes this is hereditary. I know a girl like this. Also rubbing fingers in a circular motion for 3-5 min will get the blood circulating & stimulating the scalp to encourage the follicles.

  70. Jay Lang

    Lls yessss, shameful and all that money she have , my hair would be glorious healthy

  71. Deborah Denise Street
    Deborah Denise Street

    People, there are many reasons women wear weaves, extensions, braided, ITS CALLED PROTECTIVE STYLING. I know women with gorgeous hair, wearing weaves,that are natural, so it’s an individual presence, Naomi, just happened to damage her hair in the process. When one knows better, one can do better

  72. Lori D. Frazier

    Thank you for posting this. You would not believe how many times I’ve had to argue with braiders who want to pick up every little edge hair and braid or twist it. Beware, they do not care about your hair for the most part they are not beauticians who know how to take care of natural hair. They’ll tell you the style won’t look right…But have a look, me with twists & my natural, chemical free hairline.

  73. Valerie Jolly

    Ms Sweeney I’ve left this page but I get notices..folks are talking about her like a dog and in the same breath went to church and said Amen..so sad…and this is what we teach our girls it’s ok to dog other people just as long as it isn’t you being dogged.

  74. Becky Allwood

    I agree, it’s all about looking after the hair, Naomi has probrably worn so many styles over the years and had had to change her hair so frequently that she hasn’t looked after it and so is now suffering the consequences – it’s like anything, if you look after it it’ll look after you…..I bet she is cursing the person who took this pic! Lol

  75. Jamie Carter-Bailey

    What the…… lay off those weaves, man do you know how many years of wear and tear she’s put on those edges.. get a wig and some JBCO take some hairfinity pills … what type of stylist do you have omg

  76. Tamara Sims

    All I know is all black lady’s is wearing some kind of fake hair so he for u judge a person take a look n the mirror and yes I’m one that wear wigs every now and then and I have a haircut r y’all gonna judge me and yes she can grow her natural hair back going to church and talking down about a person is bad for people who call themselves Christian but on Facebook talking bout how other people look or what happen last night

  77. Tonya Igetitfrommymomma Gilliard

    Lawd knows i have been there. Maybe not as severe but protective styles for years on end took a toll on my edges. I made a pledge to myself in September to take better care of my hair with special focus on my edges and i am still working my way back. I sometimes have edge envy but hopefully i will have thick edges soon. I think Naomi needs to seek medical advice if she hasn’t already about how to overcome that issue if it is even an issue of importance to her. She is still a very beautiful women.

  78. Jackie Norman

    Social network is for a freedom of OPINIONS everyone have that right to their own but with that being said she need to lay of the glue and Weave maybe wigs and sew ins for a while…

  79. Teresa Lucas

    Unfortunate. I am so glad that I just do me so I don’t have to worry about any damage being done to my hair. I see nothing wrong with ladies wearing weaves as long as they take care of their own hair..Ladies do you..I am not your judge 🙂

  80. Yeshemabeth Chin

    Her hair stylist wicked! With all that money she has, she could have done some hair care & get her edges back!

  81. Lanier Lewis

    Its just hair damn! I could care less. Im more concerned with what’s rattling around between your ears. All that fake shyt on top with marshmallows and cotton balls for brains. My wife stopped perming and weaving a couple years ago and I swear she’s gotten smarter. And she has edges!LIG LADIES

  82. Conrad Rowe

    I think some black woman need to watch Chris Rock’s ‘Good Hair’. I’m a white male and even I was shocked at what woman go through.

  83. Tiffany Smith

    she got to take tht weave out its pulling her hair. Or got disorder like alopecia. take dat weave out and treat it.Put wigs on wit no glue. Its ur face! Beautiful face!

  84. Carla Tyner

    She doesn’t even look herself, dang. Time 4her to go totally natural 2 get that hair together.

  85. Divva Ross-Burke

    I heard that she shave her hairline back like that for wigs and etc. I don’t know, but she has enough money to get it fixed if she wanted to. She is a beautiful woman that got far in an industry where fair skin dominate and its hard for people with her skin complexion to get extremely far. A lot of models get tossed out in their late 20s, but she’s in her 40s still doing the damn thing.

    1. Divva Ross-Burke

      Also, genetics can play a huge role in thin edges and etc. My little cousin has no edges and her mother don’t pull her hair back or do anything to cause tension to her hairline, but her grandmother also have no edges. so before you just assume it’s weave it can be many reason why her hairline look like that.

  86. MrsRacquel Blackwell

    Im shocked that she let happen.
    she doesn’t have to cut her hair
    just stop wearing weave period
    my bestfriend hair was worst than that
    she had to wear a wrap in 2weeks it started growing in*

  87. Cecille Taylor

    Do anybody really believe it is her actually hairline? pls so much can be done 2 photos these days. People don’t be decieved it could be and just may not be her actual hairline. We may never know

  88. Blenda Life's Good Patterson

    Her edges have been gone for years. There are plenty of pictures all over the place showing just that. She has been trying for a very long time to cover whatever the issue is up with wigs and weaves, but it is not working. And all of the people who think that “going natural” will magically fix things for her are wrong. Sometimes it’s just a little too late to do anything to salvage what was lost…I know plenty of people who went natural or were always natural, but they abused their hair so bad and pulled it out and it hasn’t grown back and never will.

  89. Ni-Ni Patterson
    Ni-Ni Patterson

    Her edges have been gone for years. There are plenty of pictures all over the place showing just that. She has been trying for a very long time to cover whatever the issue is up with wigs and weaves, but it is not working. And all of the people who think that “going natural” will magically fix things for her are wrong. Sometimes it’s just a little too late to do anything to salvage what was lost…I know plenty of people who went natural or were always natural, but they abused their hair so bad and pulled it out and it hasn’t grown back and never will.

  90. B-lanche Babila

    Wow I’ve gone naturally n so far so good if this is her real hair line I’m not surprise I’ve seen many ppl with hairline exactly like hers

  91. Dewanda LovingLife

    Her best bet is to wear a wig…or just stop with the weaves all together. With her money she can find someone who specialized in hair growth or hair replacement like Bosley. Sometimes if she is using glue it will pull the hair out over-time.

  92. Towanda Lewis

    that’s really sad maybe she should just go nature and find a hair stimulator to help that hair grow back.

  93. Sirene Ra

    Solution: stop wearing weaves, wigs, all forms of fake hair, and stop getting perms which causes fibroids anyway, and eliminate other chemicals from your hair and you will never lose you hair line, and your hair will also grow effortlessly.

  94. Michelle Francina Thomas

    Man, her hairline has been looking like that for years, .if she’s not trying to fix it and only cover it up, then she’s the fool and her stylist getting paid all that money,.but can’t be a true stylists if you’re not trying to talk your client/teaching her how to treat her hair. Your hair is apart of you whether it’s natural, processed, short or long.. you should want your hair to be healthy!

  95. Richie Richards

    I wear every hairstyle and that never happen to me. I have a full head of long natural hair and trust me I blow dry everytime I wash it.It’s the way you care your hair and the products you us.Sometimes cheaper is better. I do think it will grow back if she start over.

  96. Hope Porter

    stop acting like u holyer than tho ok! wat she did to her hair was her choice she did it to her self. if she would have protected her hair better that pic wouldn’t have happened so #logOut&Stfu

  97. Eve Love

    I agree with u Adrine Brown-James some people don’t no how 2 use weave n glue, I have seen hair that was mess up, they were ball.

  98. Camilla Hornsby

    I’m sure she didn’t her hair was turning out like this, no one purposely sets out to damage their hair. What if she suffers from alopecia!!! its not right to pick fun at anyone regardless. I hope her hair grows back, God can give her a miracle.

  99. Andrew W Farrell

    99% women commenting if your body looks like hers at her age then you can talk always lookin to put someone down jealous much

  100. Vincinenia Hardee-Burgess

    I did not know that was Naomi Campbell. The wig is pushed back too far. I think she should have warned a sweat band/ head band to cover her edges. It’s hard to believe that weave or braids would take her hair out like that. She may have had chemo therapy for something. Naomi has a nice career, nice body, nice money and a nice face. However, she lost cool points with that picture. Naomi, please ware front lace wigs or sweat bands/ bands when you’re in the public eyes.

  101. Murtha Knighton

    I weave and this started to happen. I stoped and went natural till it grew back now I don’t use the same products and don’t weave as much and I also found out it wasn’t all weave women baldness runs in the family and my medicine played apart also

  102. T FashionStarr Lemon

    This why I will never get braids and only had weave once ! With all the money she have ! She never getting them edges back smh sad

  103. Niya Jones

    they are not making fun of her they said lesson to be learned from wearing hair weave.

  104. June Movaunt Clemons
    June Movaunt Clemons

    She kept her hair braided in micro braids and purposely allowed her side’s too be styled like that (Susan Taylor). Some prior are allergic to latex glue (the glue that most stylists use to do weaves. If they had of used keratin to do the waves, her edges wouldn’t have turned out like that. But in the world of modeling and in hair at that time, they didn’t know about that. But it’s still not cool to make fun of anyone who is going through. She could have that disorder for all were know. But I will say this. Naomi Campbell was one of the premier super models of our time. Like RuPaul said..YOU BETTER WORK!

  105. Danielle Rivas

    Its the weave trap..you just keep weaving until you ain’t got nothing left….get out while you still can!!!

  106. Superstylist Atl

    first of all that’s not Naomi Campbell second of all she’s a lady she could get a nice lace front and be just fine. remember small minds talk about people average minds talk about places and great minds make things happen. mohair peace and blessings

  107. Beverly Seymour

    Forget the hairline what would allow her to jump in water with that thing strapped to her head? Whoa girl!

  108. Janet Broomfield Johnson

    This is a serious wake up for anything but being natural. Naomi has had years of stress on her natural hair with glue in , sew in, and who knows what.

  109. Kayayetta Dukes

    This is why I don’t use perms and I’ve gone natural. That stuff will eat your edges and hairline. I hate this for her.

  110. Linda Pearl Bloomer

    i am not making fun but its look like she need to stop wear something around her hair believe me i know how hard it is to grow hair since i been natural my hair never been this long the front still need little work but it too never been this long it really hard work and lots of praying to God

  111. Mary Mookie Jessup

    Everyone is quick to judge, but it could be alopecia, which would not have anything to do with lacefronts. She would have no control over that medical condition. Don’t assume to know someone’s story. By the way, naturally isn’t for everyone. Natural does not always equate to healthy.

  112. Twingo

    I’d really like to know if anyone has some good advice how to
    handle such breakage as what Naomi Campbell has. If you have some tips,
    please do post.

  113. Sedina Michelle

    Looks like Alopecia, I hope her condition improves. According to Professional studies Tension/Traction Alopecia can be caused from constant wearing on the hairline.

  114. Nay Landers Careless

    Its either alopecia or its 2 much tension over the years maybe even chemical damage if not that she has an unhealthy diet