Lately, there have been a lot of news stories about celebrity hair loss. Both Keira Knightley and Courtney Cox have recently revealed their struggles with hair loss caused by the pressure of the industry. Female stars are expected to constantly look good and unfortunately their hair can pay the price.
Now, Kim Kardashian has unknowingly exposed her own issues with hair loss, after pictures revealed hair extensions could finally be taking their toll. Clear bald patches could be seen from the side of the head, a surprisingly common problem with extensions.
Celebrity hair loss: the trouble with extensions
After the birth of her son, it appears Kim experienced the common, dreaded, pregnancy-related hair loss. This was clearly unacceptable for someone constantly under the limelight, so she did what many women do to cover up the issue – she turned to extensions.
While the extensions helped to initially cover up the problem, they could have actually done further damage. The thing many women don’t realise with hair extensions is that they can, and often do, lead to traction alopecia. Constantly pulling the hair at the roots, they can really damage the follicle, or at the very least rip the hair out. Once damage occurs to the follicle, hair loss can become permanent.
Extensions aren’t the only thing you have to worry about either. There are a lot of things you could be doing right now to your hair that could lead to hair loss in the not so distant future.
Problems with over-styling
Many women who notice their hair is suddenly starting to thin or fall out, discover the problem is over-styling.
This could include the overuse of heated styling equipment such as straighteners or curling tongs. Or, it could be down to the way you tie your hair up.
Did you know that tight-fitting hair styles can lead to traction alopecia? It was even revealed that the way you carry your handbag could be to blame!
Traction alopecia is a common concern for women who over-style and use extensions, which is why it’s a big cause of celebrity hair loss. However, it’s unfortunately something many women have no knowledge of.
It is worth noting, however, that there are many causes of hair loss and thinning. Therefore, before you rule it out as traction alopecia, you should visit a doctor to get the cause properly diagnosed.