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Has Naomi Campbell Given Up on Her Hairline?

Avatar • Aug 9, 2012

In 2010, pictures of supermodel Naomi Campbell’s heavily receded hairline emerged online. The general reaction was shock, as people wondered how such a beautiful woman could allow excessive weaving to have such an ugly effect on her hair and scalp.

Well, it’s two years later and it seems not much has changed. Recent pictures of the model enjoying time on the beach show her hairline still heavily receded. Every hair style choice has its cost. Natural hair requires a good moisture and detangling regimen, relaxed hair requires regular touch ups, and weaves tend to take a toll on edges and, in some cases, scalp health. Perhaps Naomi Campbell knows the risk of her decision and is simply willing to pay the cost. Ladies, what are your thoughts? Click for one more photo below. 

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mika
mika
8 years ago

This is a big and stupid price to pay all for a certain look any really sad

LaToya
8 years ago

Yeah, that is very sad. My edges hurt just looking at those images.

formerdreamer
formerdreamer
8 years ago

Naomi Campbell is a beautiful woman. I don’t understand how she is able to ignore the damage she’s done to her hairline. Maybe she feels resigned to it being that way since the fashion industry compels models to wear weaves for the most part. I think she could reverse some of the damage with intensive effort if she acted quickly. I’m all for self expression whether it’s a relaxer, natural, wig or weave, but at the cost of your own hair is just too much.

queofques32
queofques32
8 years ago
Reply to  formerdreamer

I SO AGREE, JUST GIVE IT UP! Stop letting these camera’s be Microscopes. Why in the world. Someone should get sued .. This is really horrible for her.

TeE
TeE
8 years ago
Reply to  formerdreamer

Yes! I agree. It looks like the damage is reversible but if she never takes steps to repair it could become permanent. It is possible to wear wigs and preserve the hairline (look at Tyra and Beyonce). Y’all remember Susan Taylor (the former editor of Essence magazine) hairline? She wore those little tight braids so much that it pushed her hairline all the way back to the middle of her head. I believe that her braids were so tight that they were ripping her follicles out so she is probably permanently bald.

Morgan
Morgan
8 years ago
Reply to  TeE

Lol@TeE regarding Susan Taylor. I’m glad I’m not the only one who felt that way. Naomi has somehow convinced herself that her weaves are part of her identity regardless of the cost, and is it surprising? More than 50% of black women, whether they be Americans, British or straight out of Africa have issues with their hair! So don’t point the finger at Naomi, folks. This isn’t a Naomi issue. This denial, self-hatred, whatever you want to call it is deeply ingrained in those with black skin and kinky hair. Naomi is a model, not a psychologist. Why should she be… Read more »

jeanettesdaughter
jeanettesdaughter
8 years ago
Reply to  Morgan

you spoke the truth. and it’s probably more than 50 %, more like 80% i think of black women wherever they are seem to have succumbed to white supremacist thought about our hair. we now pass it on to our daughters and even the mothers who work hard not to are finally beaten by the preferences of men, employers and others in a position to hurt us if we do not conform. what is the solution for the 80%, seriously? the 20% have already made their choices and are living well (more or less) with our decision to embrace our… Read more »

thefwordprod
thefwordprod
8 years ago

At this point she should just cut it all off and start over. I’m pretty sure she could pull it off.

gigi
gigi
8 years ago
Reply to  thefwordprod

exactly what I was thinking! big chop, start a nice treatment & don’t look back. With her bone structure she can carry anything off [even with this disaster, she’s looking like a gorgeous Masai warrior princess] 🙂

Real Masai
Real Masai
8 years ago
Reply to  gigi

@Gigi. Hope you dont mind me correcting you 🙂 its learning, from one culture to another.. Only Masai men can become warriors, Masai isnt a kingdom so there are no kings or queens, prince or princesses. We are among the many tribes in Kenya and Tanzania.

so i guess the correct term would me “masai beauty” ok I was just itching to say that. Hope you dont think am being rude

Nana
Nana
8 years ago
Reply to  Real Masai

thank you, the exotification of African cultures makes me cringe.

Rhonda
Rhonda
8 years ago
Reply to  Real Masai

Thanks for that knowledge!!

gigi
gigi
8 years ago
Reply to  Real Masai

oy… point is she looks great no matter what/ it’s just a shame she’s had so much edge damage over the years… serves me right for being a little clever & purely visual while borrowing from the ‘Xena warrior princess’ title.… ah well, off to the library now, lest somebody else gives me a lesson on global traditions on a nice little HAIR site. 🙂

gigi
gigi
8 years ago
Reply to  gigi

…but thanx chica… well done

Barbara
Barbara
8 years ago
Reply to  gigi

Agreed, she is gorgeous. I’d love to put her onto a healthy hair journey then use her results to put myself on a healthy get that money journey via an informercial! This grew Naomi’s edges, yo!!! Lol but seriously, I want to send her some castor oil.

albeautiful
albeautiful
8 years ago
Reply to  Barbara

Absolutely! She could benefit from Aloe Vera as well. I know both help me when I began to notice my hairline receding. I hope that she will take action sooner than later to restore her hairline.

kim
kim
8 years ago
Reply to  gigi

But at some point, when your follicles are so damaged, closed and shiny, there is no return! So maybe just hiring whoever makes Nicki Minajs wigs might be the best option.

Camille
Camille
8 years ago
Reply to  thefwordprod

agreed! she is so beautiful. just rock that beautiful bald head!

Michaela
Michaela
8 years ago
Reply to  Camille

yes! she has the perfect head for a bald look!

Candice
Candice
8 years ago

The saddest part about this is that traction alopecia is often permanent. If she stopped weaving today, her hair still might never grow back. She and Serena Williams need to start a support group.

Lvflg
Lvflg
8 years ago
Reply to  Candice

LOL!

NikNak
NikNak
8 years ago
Reply to  Candice

I haven’t noticed issues with Serena’s hairline. But going back to the permanence of traction alopecia, that is a good point. It could very well be the case that Naomi does care, but has tried the remedies and nothing has worked. At this point, she might as well keep the weave. Yes, it could make it worse, but the alternative is to wear her alopecia scalp exposed, which MOST people wouldn’t be comfortable with.

JazzWife
8 years ago
Reply to  Candice

My goodness, lawd-a-mercy. I was just thinking the same thing. Well, not about the support group (LOL) but about the fact that her hair loss might just be permanent. It might explain why she continues these hair destroying practices … she may just be resigned to wearing wigs and weaves for the rest of her life given the damage her hair has experienced. And we are just talking about her hairline. She may just have other areas of extreme damage elsewhere. *sigh*

girl0032
girl0032
8 years ago

Why are you even bringing this up? As you said, these pics are from 2010, and you have no idea what her hairline looks like now or if weave is to blame. I’m so sick of black women trying to tear each other down and divide each other (i.e. TEAM natural, etc.) I’m becoming natural for ME and ME only. If you are really concerned for her, then how about you reach out to her and offer her some direct advice, instead of recirculating old pictures of her that I am sure she’s embarrassed about.

NikNak
NikNak
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

Read this post thoroughly, because these pictures are recent, not 2010. And I don’t see how this is tearing her down. This isn’t belittling her accomplishments. It’s just recognizing an issue and discussing it.

Selah
Selah
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

Clearly you did fully read the article. These pictures are recent and not from 2010. Also, the article isn’t an attack. If anything it’s a forewarning for people who wear weaves religiously to watch out for their edges. Please stop trying to be self-righteous and uptight.

Mary
Mary
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

The article says that these are recent pictures.

Read it again
Read it again
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

Read it again. These photos are from 2012.

treece
treece
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

@girl0032, these pics are recent, but 2 years ago were the first shocking pictures of her hairline

Nikki
Nikki
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

These pictures are from early THIS week http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2185897/Naomi-Campbells-shocking-bald-patches-years-relying-hair-extensions.html?ITO=google_news_rss_feed. They are not old. What is being asked in the post is that Naomi seems willing to deal with the impact that weaves have had on her hairline (which is her decision) but are you willing to pay the cost. I think it is a good question. When I realized that relaxers were doing significant damage to my hairline and edges that may be permanent I stopped relaxing. For me it wasn’t worth it. I need to figure out another way and for me I was willing to accept the way my… Read more »

sarah
sarah
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

You need to READ properly before you start jumping to conclusions smh

lakshmi
lakshmi
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

Girl you must be confused! This picrure was taken earlier today, and since then its been an uproar on all beauty websites… Get your states right!

Katie
Katie
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

she mentioned that these are recent pictures!

kimmy
kimmy
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

it’s as if you didn’t read the article. These are recent photos of her. Also no one is looking down on her. All the comments are very friendly and non of them say she “should” join team natural. All they say is that she should start over from a fresh canvas and really get some help, maybe some of those expensive celebrity massages for her head. Anyways also, how do you suppose we “reach out” to a CELEBRITY? Yeah I don’t see that ever happening. Ok maybe we go to a red carpet event and call out to her, Naomi… Read more »

Ebncurly
Ebncurly
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

I think it’s just as important for women who aspire to the “super star” / “super model” hair looks at home to understand that there is a down side. The at home or even salon weaver needs to know — there is a danger that no amount of money maybe able to help.

…and FYI — it says these pics ARE from 2012 and I don’t think this is about tearing her down. It’s about hair health, just like they’ve shown “celebs” with super healthy here.

Veronica
8 years ago
Reply to  Ebncurly

Please click the link following the year of 2010 and see what she looked like in 2010. The 2nd paragraph goes on to say that things have not changed based on the recent pictures at the beach. I don’t think anyone is trying to put her down, but show examples to what could happen to your hair when you don’t pay attention to the warning signs. I’m natural, my warning sign was home dye… I stop dying b/c it broke my edges. I prefer to have edges and the dye was not that serious for me so I rock the… Read more »

PMS
PMS
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

Reading comprehension should still be a requirement in all schools! Good God!

Fe
Fe
8 years ago
Reply to  PMS

Exactly! This is why I homeschool my child.

Aiych
Aiych
8 years ago
Reply to  girl0032

hahahah, @girl0032, you feel crunchy yet? lol

bd
bd
8 years ago

Personally I try not to judge other peoples hair as a style issue. You never know what type of health or other issues they have going on. Being female celebrity (especially a black female) is hard enough without having to read negative comments about your hair posted by ppl who don’t know a thing about it. I try to practice the adage if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.

binks
binks
8 years ago
Reply to  bd

+1

ghanaianemprezz
8 years ago

I can’t help but laugh. If she’s not concerned about getting treatment, that’s her own piece of hair. She has all the money in the world to seek for medical assistance as well as stylists to cater for her needs.

Alisha
8 years ago

Oh, this makes me sad. She is stunningly beautifully *still*… I would just cut it all off if I were faced with this.

Cee Mac
8 years ago

Receding hairline isn’t a good look for anyone. It’s very unfortunate. Many suffer from it. We gotta put a stop to it but learning to really take care of our hair!

Lvflg
Lvflg
8 years ago

I’m “old school” and I must say this issue that some black women have about hair, specifically about having longgggggggg flowing hair [at all costs] is nothing short of pathological. I mean WASSUP!!!

Shahidah
8 years ago
Reply to  Lvflg

I agree. I can’t believe for one minute that she did not have signs of losing her ages ago so I’m thinking one) she is a diehard never giving up the weave don’t care about her own hair anyway kinda chick or two)she was told it would never grow back so she has to do what she does.
scary to look at really. I hope she was not vain enough to just keep weaving it up because she didn’t like her own hair and would trade off on ever having healthy hair for weaves. Something tells me she is just that vain

KaraJ
KaraJ
8 years ago

I am not really shocked by the picture I see plenty of everyday people walking around with receding hairlines. I will never forget I was getting my hair braided in this shop and I was turned around and I heard this lady talking about how she doesn’t have any edges when the lady turned me around to start braiding the other side I was not ready for what I saw. This lady had NO EDGES AT ALL, I mean no where, she only had hair in the top of her head. But get this she was still getting a weave… Read more »

Zenith
Zenith
8 years ago
Reply to  KaraJ

I have seen this too. The hairline is receding and the person is still getting a weave on the hair that is left. I know one person who was getting medical treatment (injections) on the area of hair loss and was also advised to DC weaves. It was suggested that she wear a loose wig until they could achieve regrowth. Well, she continued to get weaves and the patch of hair that she was weaving hair onto kept getting smaller and smaller. She said she was attached to the idea of weaving because she did not want her boyfriend to… Read more »

Landry
Landry
8 years ago

This is sad.…Naomi is such a beautiful lady. A someone mentioned earlier, this type of damage is likely irreversible. And I don’t know any woman in her right mind, who would want edges like this.

This is a HUGE reminder for women to take care of our hair and not sacrifice hair health for a style or convenience.

Menna
Menna
8 years ago

Enough with the Naomi Campbell posts and her hairline! What do you want from her? She is entitled to live her life as she pleases. How does it help black women on the whole, to continue to showcase a woman who is known all over the world as one of the top models, who looks just as youthful as her 20-something counterparts in the industry, who continues to advocate for the careers of other black woman models on the catwalk despite racism in the industry, and mock her for the way her hairline looks? This is the same obsession with… Read more »

Inf
Inf
8 years ago
Reply to  Menna

co-sign

Sue
Sue
8 years ago
Reply to  Menna

Sometimes we do need to see effects of damage whether it’s a weave or relaxer. Many black women do not know that improper hair care practices are the reason that traction alopecia is higher in our population than amongs’t white women. This includes black women outside the U.S. One of the reasons I don’t use chemicals is because I once attended a medical conference where a doctor showed pictures of women with chemical burns on their scalp. I knew relaxers could cause damage but I never imagined it could be so bad that someone lost all their hair. It’s one thing… Read more »

Tracy
Tracy
8 years ago
Reply to  Sue

Co-Sign!

Bridget
Bridget
8 years ago
Reply to  Sue

+1

Shahidah
8 years ago
Reply to  Menna

I know you are on her bandwagon but be real here. this is horrible and I feel sad for her and there is a LOT going on with this picture other than that missing hairline. this IS one of those teaching moments for ALL women because so many STRIVE to get her look and she doesn’t even have that look and for her to achieve that LOOK she did this. LOOK WHAT SHE DID TO HERSELF? My own sister has not wore her natural hair since HIGH SCHOOL. She is thirty. I have never seen her hair but I can tell… Read more »

Landry
Landry
8 years ago
Reply to  Shahidah

+1000

Allegre
Allegre
8 years ago
Reply to  Shahidah

True, but do you really feel badly for her? Is that why you’ve referred to her as being vain and described those who have supported her as having joined her bandwagon? As you mentioned this is a sad occurrence for any woman, so let’s have a bit more compassion. My guess is that the damage is irreversible. While she has obviously been a long-time wear/ wig wearer, all it really takes is one bad weave/ relaxer to damage your hair permanently. I have very full hair, but there is a small patch around my edges that has never really grown back… Read more »

jeanettesdaughter
jeanettesdaughter
8 years ago
Reply to  Allegre

keep speaking honestly as you have on this post. the damage is irreversible and she is not alone. i see it everyday in atlanta just almong women who certainly do not have the means of ms. campbell. i hear it in the voices of young women who say timidly, i like you hair, i wish… (you fill in the blanks.) when you have killed the hair from the root there is nothing to grow back. any reputable dermatologist will admit this unless he/she wants to keep you delusional to continue taking your money. we show our children and others what… Read more »

Kelley Kellz
Kelley Kellz
8 years ago
Reply to  Menna

No one is mocking nor ridiculing Naomi Campbell… we know she was a top black model, etc.. but that doesn’t take away from the fact that her hairline is jacked up. this pic was posted so we can learn and understand the consequences of weaves & tensions on the hairline. its like reading all day about the warnings of cigarettes; but seeing a picture of a cancer ridden lung will really open our eyes. and this pic is no way in comparison to the Gabby Douglas hair situation. but what i want to know is…why are some of you taking… Read more »

Venus
Venus
8 years ago
Reply to  Menna

If u think for a SECOND this is anything like the gabby Douglas situation u are clearly delusional… Gabbys hair is healthy,and in good shape. Those idiots were complaining about her style. There is NOTHING healthy about Naomi’s hair! I mean seriously… This blog teaches the pros of living with natural hair as well as the downfalls of the alternatives. Such as this.. They would be doing their readers a huge injustice to not show the dark side effects of mis treating your hair.. Especially if their goal is to promote HEALTHY hair care. C’mon now

AC
AC
8 years ago
Reply to  Menna

People need to see this, unfortunately someone in my family has a hairline like this.…and she thinks it’s hereditary (she wears weaves STILL). I had to show her this so she could actually get the picture, but i’m taking care of the situation I got her castor oil, peppermint oil, and a prayer.

Rhonda
Rhonda
8 years ago
Reply to  AC

Well good for u for trying to help her out. I’m a stylist and I cannot tell u how often clients sit in my chair expressing their concern for their breakage but will tell me it’s hereditary. When I try to explain its their choice of hairstyle they either don’t believe me or for the most part just don’t care. I don’t understand why the majority of us will choose a fly style for the moment over healthy hair. Also I see how some stylist will know that their clients hair is thinning but will continue to slap glue in… Read more »

fluffy-in-flight
fluffy-in-flight
8 years ago

Same here! there’s a postal lady around here and about a month ago she was outside delivering mail and it was pretty windy outside. Just imagine my shock when the wind was really blowing and she basically had no hair right across her head, starting from behind her ears, I’m still trying to figure out how she got the hair attached to conceal the missing section of hair — but, back to the pic above can you imagine that water weighing down the wig even more that is attached to her already fragile (hairline)? I guess it just goes to… Read more »

cece3j
cece3j
8 years ago

I see many women who suffer from this. Inproper weaves and braids over the years without proper hair care is not worth it.

Sue
Sue
8 years ago

Saddest image I have seen today! I really do feel sorry for her. It’s even crazier that she continues to wear these weaves! Maybe she needs them for her career but at what is the cost to her self esteem? No one can convince me that it doesn’t hurt to look in the mirror and see the traction alopecia and not feel some pain.

Nyasha
Nyasha
8 years ago
Reply to  Sue

Ms. Sue, in all honesty, yes, it did hurt to look in the mirror sometimes. (Emphasis on “did,” however.) If I spent the rest of my life lamenting about a receding hairline, where would that get me?

Sue
Sue
8 years ago
Reply to  Nyasha

@Nyasha, nowhere does my comment suggest spending the “rest of” anyone’s “life” “lamenting about a receding hairline”. I don’t know where you got that idea from. My comments here only apply to pictures of Naomi Campbell above. My last statement about it “hurting to look in the mirror” was in regard to the damage on her self confidence and self-esteem. We all put some value on our appearance, everyone does. And yes, I do feel sorry for Naomi: despite the damage, wearing extensions may have been a necessity to keep working in an industry where only a certain kind of beauty… Read more »

Jaida
8 years ago

I think she could’ve gone without the weave and rocked a short do especially since she’s a supermodel and their hair is hardly ever in the same style for long or maybe just doesn’t care and figures she has the money to throw a wig on. Either way, it’s awful.

Nyasha
Nyasha
8 years ago

You know, ladies and gentlemen, I suffer from a similar ailment. As a young black teen (yes, TEENAGER) with “tractional alopecia,” I find it hard to read about this, and even harder to read some of your comments. Being in her shoes, it wasn’t easy to cope with, and still isn’t. But I implore you, try and be a little more sensitive- yes, it’s sad, and yes, I get the urge to “cut it all off” occasionally, but, horrendous as it is, it makes me unique.

Nyasha
Nyasha
8 years ago

And one more thing- I, nor Ms. Campbell, do not need any pity. Pity is neither redeeming nor helpful.

Inf
Inf
8 years ago
Reply to  Nyasha

AMEN!!!!!

Zanthe
Zanthe
8 years ago

Why does Naomi get such a hard time? We know about her hairline yet the racist DM drag pictures of her up regularly showing that hairline so the readers can gasp all over again and moan about her attitude. No one reading that article should see it as one of concern or care, the DM showbiz section is designed for mocking be it over gender, race or sexuality. Please don’t hold them up as an unbiased news source. To me, Campbell is an extreme case of what can happen when one head suffers years of abuse and it is her… Read more »

Sue
Sue
8 years ago
Reply to  Zanthe

Your post is also somewhat of a social commentary about the impossible and unrealistic beauty and fashion choices that women are measured against or try to conform to.

Whether it’s hair, weight or even shoe choices(high heels), it’s unnecessary and unhealthy.

Zanthe
Zanthe
8 years ago
Reply to  Sue

Well it is about beauty and it isn’t. It’s more about capturing someone’s vision which could be a 6’1 bleach blonde alien with brows to match. It isn’t about what the lay person considers beautiful. Also I realise she chose this profession but I am not into the mass media’s attempts to bring people of colour down over hair so we all forget their achievements and focus on the superficial. I hope weave wearers take this picture as a warning about looking after your real hair beneath extensions but I don’t feel we have learned anything more from this than… Read more »

Rachel R.
Rachel R.
8 years ago

I must admit these pics are sad to see. For the first time we now have natural hair product commercials that are geared toward women with textured hair. Long time to get them but a great accomplishment. If we can get more celebrities with natural texture hair to promote natural hair products and healthy hair care, they could change many more lives. The forums, vlogs, and blogs have helped so many people including myself but there has to be another way to do a massive reach out to get this message out.

J
J
8 years ago
Reply to  Rachel R.

Totally agree,this is shocking but we have a choice to make now we know the truth about haircare.This shows that all the money don’t buy common sense.

Evelyn Alexander
8 years ago

I’ve done some damage by not managing my natural hair properly, but this is.….I’m speechless.

Evelyn Alexander
8 years ago

When I was 17, I dyed & relaxed my hair a few times in 1 weekend (The color came out wrong. twice. I know…)and lost HUGE chunks of hair in my hairline at the temples and had no choice but to shave my head. Those areas in front have never been the same since
🙁

Vonnie
Vonnie
8 years ago

DAMN.

Jacqueline
Jacqueline
8 years ago

There’s probably nothing she can do about her hair line at this point. If there were, I’m sure she would have done it by now… My hairline isn’t as bad as her’s, but I’be been attempting to grow it back for over 20 years. I didn’t wear weave or braids. My enemy, rolling my hair with foam rollers (back in the day) and pulling the edges too tight. Heredity plays a part also because the older females in my family have the same problem.. I’ve tried the Jamaican Black Oil, Rogain, but so far, nothing has worked. Maybe I didn’t… Read more »

Sue
Sue
8 years ago
Reply to  Jacqueline

After a year of wearing extension kinky twists multiple times, I got some hair loss on the edges, not too adverse, but enough that I noticed. I tried multivitamins, just regular Centrum, later on I also took some Biotin-Nature’s Made brand. You can try these options but Biotin can cause you to break out, so I personally took it only once every day, instead of everyday. Try the vitamins for a month or two.
It could also be a hormonal issue, sometimes changes happen as we get older. The hair on the edges is just more fragile.

Lula Lux
Lula Lux
8 years ago

With all the money she makes one would assume she would just buy some hair implants or something. She can take a break from the weave wear a wig and still model just as good. I don’t think she really cares as long as her face and body still look nice. Women can be fickle that way I suppose.

tragoddess
tragoddess
8 years ago

Love that I found this site. I also want to stop wearing weaves. What are some shampoos, home remedies, Aloe Vera?.…please suggest. Thank you Beautiful Ladies!!!

Sue
Sue
8 years ago
Reply to  tragoddess

Check the “HAIRCARE” link on this site, there’s info on washing, conditioning and all other aspects of haircare. Check the gallery for style inspiration so you don’t have to depend on weaves only. Maybe even create your own gallery that you can refer to from time to time. You can also search for tips on proper weave installation and maintenance, they are okay in moderation.

The main thing to remember is not to pull your hair too tight in ANY style, that’s what causes hair loss eventually.

restorededges
restorededges
8 years ago
Reply to  tragoddess

Hi, im not suggesting a home remedy but this process really works. My edges were basically bald since 4th grade. Im in my 30s now. I started getting treatments at HRS in Atlanta and one side has grown in completely and the other side has made significant improvement. I get laser and Tesla treatments. You sit under a hooded laser for 30mins and then the Tesla is a direct low frequency current for about 7 minutes. It really works ladies. Hope this helps someone 🙂

Beth
Beth
8 years ago

Sigh. Maybe she just doesn’t care. She’s probably living her life way more than she was able to in the past, and her edges are the last thing on her mind. She doesn’t have to be the poster child for healthy hair.

Janice
Janice
8 years ago

I totally agree. I just recently started my transition and it makes me smile when I see so many commercials using natural models. It becoming mainstream and giving us and our children positive images of women with natural hair styles being successful and accepted. When we start to see more positive images that look like us with natural healthy hair the Naomi situations will decrease and become a thing of the past. Naomi situation is concerning and I feel for anyone that has a similar problem with their hair. We have to remember they made the choice to wear weave. I… Read more »

Trini
Trini
8 years ago
Reply to  Janice

So glad that you asked this question! I can’t speak about the weave, but I can attest to a relaxer. Once when I was at the salon and I was still relaxed, I observed my last beautician touching up a client’s hair. Her hair was past shoulder length, but she had no edges. In that instance money definitely did the talking.

Trini
Trini
8 years ago
Reply to  Trini

And I did the walking. Lol!

Tops
Tops
8 years ago

She is beautiful… she can cut it off and start over. It would fit her
If her edges will even grow back –sometimes they might not, or it will take a very long time

Beva
Beva
8 years ago

This is so sad. I feel really bad for her. It is bad enough that she has this damage to her hair, I’m sure it must bother her. But now to have her her picture posted online by malicious media (I
don’t mean this site.) Who only want to humiliate her. No one deserves that! I hope she has friends and family who will rally around her and keep her spirits up! I hope she does the best she can with the situation.

Lvflg
Lvflg
8 years ago

well it’s good to now see some models of color be they African or African-American are rocking shorter dos! And getting modeling work. Lots of it.
We have to value who are are and what we look like and be proud! And as was mentioned earlier I’m sure there is a “right” and “wrong” way to take care of hair — no matter what style one wears. Remember hair is apart of the skin and the skin is an important body organ, not just a fashion statement.

Lulou
Lulou
8 years ago

COME ON PEOPLE!!! She was THE BLACK SUPER MODEL of the 90’s!!!! I am surprise that she has any hair left at all!! If she had that same career today, her hair line would be way closer to her forehead.
Its so easy to judge someone base on a picture, but everybody seems to forget that she has a 25 year career in an industry that had ZERO knowledge once or ever on how to deal with black hair.
Its easy to judge people base on image, isn’t it…

Shahidah
8 years ago
Reply to  Lulou

you act like that is an excuse? I’m pretty damn sure this was a gradual process. She made a choice to stick with weaves when she could have just gone with a wig. I am probably one of the few who do not feel sorry for her. Its not like she has cancer. Other AA women have been in the business JUST as long and stil managed to keep edges. She just didn’t care and that is OKAY but its good to let other people see the consequences of her decision so they will have proof to the pros and… Read more »

caribbeancurl
caribbeancurl
8 years ago

If I wore weaves constantly for many years and ended up with a hairline like that I wonder if I would get as many hits on a “natural blog” as she has gotten????

Rou
Rou
8 years ago

Her hair looks awful! She should consider shaving it all off and rocking a bald head! It may look okay on her! She is a beautiful women, with a beautiful body! It’s a shame that her receding hairline is making her look like a crackhead with a bad weave. I’m sorry, but rocking a weave is not worth hair loss in my opinion. But, if she is okay with looking busted, then more power to her. After all, it is HER hair! :

nicole
nicole
8 years ago

Occupational hazard. I’d rather have a million dollars than a hairline, but that’s just me. Leave this woman alone — you know how “fly” she looks on the catwalk and in her photos? Well, this was the price.

Delissio
Delissio
8 years ago

Really bothers me how much people are judging Naomi when the fact is we can all speculate but none of us know what is going on with her hair. It may already be too late for her to rectify, she may have other underlying issues. Either way I wish people would extend more compassion to her and less judging. The fact is the vast majority of women on this site have had their own hair issues and undertook practices which damaged their hair before they ‘saw the light’ or rather took comfort in the increasing numbers of other women of… Read more »

HH
HH
8 years ago
Reply to  Delissio

^this. I think she was also one of the first major black models, so there would be a lot of pressure to conform to what other models looked like. She made a (huge) sacrifice for her career, but I think she has problems with accepting/styling/managing her natural hair (she’s weaved it for almost 24 years). Maybe she has a medical problem. That could also be responsible. It could also be a vicious cycle: the more weaves she has, the less hair, and the less hair, the more she will weave it to make up for it. Whatever she does, she… Read more »

Michelle Spice
Michelle Spice
8 years ago

Hi All;
This is an excellent product line http://www.entyce-your-beauty.com/products.php

All Afrikan women should use it including Naiomi Campbell if they want their hair to grow again or continuing growing in a really healthy manner. After all it was created by a sistah who is in the hair business..

Just check out the link…

Peace

SharBear
SharBear
8 years ago

All I can say is Damn.… Damn.… Damn!!!!

TheALizTube
TheALizTube
8 years ago

Most times this problem is permanent. If she saw the problem two years ago and did nothing even till now, then could we not assume that such conditions are permanant (which it is). She’s rich and she has two options: leave it as is or get hair implants.

vero77
8 years ago

Yeh… this has been going on 2 years now. So these are recent pics — this week!! What people dont know is — and the papers have got it wrong! its not the weaving that has done this — its the LACE WIG GLUE!!! yes! she wants a natural look so the lace wig offers that and also the front is nice and flat! I would never have know that the glue could do so much damage — but it has and can! This is used every day as a model that have to look good all the time! The only way out… Read more »

vannieh
vannieh
8 years ago

Well, I only read a few responses but enough to make this comment. Ladies, usually, no one wants their hairline and edges to get to that point. I’m sure that it is very painful for her to see those pictures of herself too. Let’s have a little compassion. I would be devastated. I’m guessing she is. I hope that she can regain her hair and scalp health.

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

Many of y’all have already said what I was already thinking. I don’t if any else mention how good she looks in that bikini. I don’t know exactly know how old she is, but she still looks in great.

Hortense Moumi Wansi
Hortense Moumi Wansi
8 years ago

Bonjour,
Quel dommage pour Naomi.
Je suis sous chimiothérapie depuis un an et j’ai les cheveux qui se cassent et qui sautent par endroit. Quel traitement utiliser pour réduire la chute de mes cheveux ?
Merci pour vos réponses.

HH
HH
8 years ago

This is a rough translation.

Hello,
It’s sad what happened to Naomi.
I went through chemotherapy in the past year, and my hair breaks and snaps in places. What treatment do you use to reduce hair breakage?

Hortense, si j’ai fait une erreur, corrigez-moi, s’il vous plaît!

HH
HH
8 years ago
Reply to  HH

Oops and,

Thanks for your replies.

Nancy
Nancy
7 years ago

Doctors usually recommend that the patient take nioxin hair pills to help grow back hair. This can be found at salons, health stores,or online.

techilinu
techilinu
8 years ago

Naomi is pretty enough to rock short hair. Can’t you just see her pulling off a cute pixie cut like Halle Berry. Naomi should give herself a break and get her scalp back to normal. We already know she is a queen.

LadySwag
LadySwag
8 years ago

Naomi has the perfect bone structure to rock the baldness. Me personally, I do everything I can to protect my hair but if I were in shoes and had to practically live in front of the camera, I would big chop, seek a dermatologist, take the best care of my big chop and sport some fly wigs. But that’s just me.

SMH
SMH
8 years ago

I have aloepicia due to an autoimmune disorder and too tight weaves and braids. There is no cure for this– either your hair can grow back or it doesn’t. No one knows what the case is with Naomi, but the fact that she’s been photographed on more than one occasion with her bald spots exposed, proves that she’s not exactly trying to hide her problem. I’ve been in treatment for years only to be told that my hair may neve grow back– it is gradually,and I’m proud to finally have healthy hair, but for some people, re-growth will never happen.… Read more »

cmj
cmj
8 years ago

Unbelievable — Even in a blog intended to unify and educate black women about their hair, there’s still the “crabs in the bucket” mentality. IF this picture should have been highlighted on this page or not, we should have been enlightened on the VARIOUS causes of edge damage. Unfortunately, I know quite a few women who’ve NEVER worn a protective style and their edges are similiar to NC’s. YET have we taken into consideration that Tyra Banks, Beyonce and other BLACK women in the biz have been known to shave their edges so the lace wig could lay flatter and… Read more »

MillieG1
MillieG1
8 years ago

Recently, I had my hair braided in a cornrolls mohawk style and to my dismay my stylist braided my hair extremely tight around the edges which made my head hurt and caused my hair to come out around the edges. When I removed the extra hair that I had braided into the style that’s when I noticed how much hair was missing around edges and that’s when I decided that I would no longer have my hair braided. I am not willing to sacrifice my edges for the sake of style and fashion. Naomi is a beautiful lady with lots… Read more »

imani
imani
8 years ago

I dont understand how with all the resources and money she has at her fingertips why she wouldnt opt for full length lace front wig…like beyonce…her wigs are TIGHT! and not tight on her scalp, just in how well she maintains them! NC must either be resigned and given up or she thinks she is so fabulous that a little thing like a receding hairlines is no biggie! My edges tingle and itch just LOOKING at her! How can she look a that every morning and not eventually come to the conclusion that “enough is enough already!”. Im also just… Read more »

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago

Wow!!!! Reminds me of some of the women here in Barbados who aren’t supermodels but would sacrifice their scalp health for temporary beauty. Other than that all I can say is ‘Wow!!!!!’ 🙁

nevy
nevy
8 years ago

that’s what my hair line look like in the front and the middle it Won’t grow back just gotta wear wigs to cover it up

Lishalee
Lishalee
8 years ago

That doesn’t look like her at all! I don’t believe it. Looks like some random skinny woman with eastern/northern African features and no hair.

JustSomeLady
JustSomeLady
8 years ago

Her hairline looks more like a hormonal problem. I’ve even seen naturals with receding hairlines like this through no fault of their own. Ripping her apart doesn’t really help anyone, especially those who suffer with alopecia and the misguided scorn they have to deal with over it. That hair is her job and I’m sure the stylist who put it there is a high paid professional who knows what s/he’s doing. We should all be so lucky to travel the runways of the world making thousands of dollars a day.
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imani
imani
8 years ago
Reply to  JustSomeLady

Well if that’s what a “high paid professional” does 2 someones hair..id rather have keke at my local salon do my hair. Highly paid doesn’t automatically mean most knowledgable or that he has his clients best interest at heart.If keke at the around the way salon watched my hair erode and continued 2 sew in weaves,I would wop my own as- for allowing her 2 do it! High paid doesn’t always equal qualified. Some pros will do anything u ask them to do as long as u pay them well…ask michael jacksons doctor! Hello! Traveling the world may have been… Read more »

Amy
Amy
7 years ago
Reply to  JustSomeLady

With hair or not, she’s still gorgeous and making money out of her beauty and that’s the important thing.

HeavnsGirl
HeavnsGirl
8 years ago

It’s really not that complex. If you repeatedly glue, tightly-braid, or sew heavy stuff on your scalp, it will cause alopecia. Occupational hazard. It’s like people who work hunched over a computer all day, and in 20 years have horrible posture.

She is still gorgeous, seems otherwise healthy, and rich.

more
more
7 years ago

She has more money then all of us put together! How in the hell did she let her hair get to this point!!

Sacha Forest
7 years ago

Naomi , you rock, You entered the modelling days when no one knew much about black hair. Your hair was treated harshly during that time, embrace your boldness now and come out make a role model for black women, to be comfortable in your own skin. ( hair). I started a no weave day on face book, no one even responded, goes to show.

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goyta
goyta
7 years ago

it’s apparent that she doesn’t care about her real hair. she’s had more than enough time to take note of the damage done to her hairline and scalp and if she’s continued opting for her preferred hair styles, then she’s accepting of the outcome. it’s scary, but she must have a strong partiality for weave over that which grows from her scalp, so shrugs. i’m not judging, because part of me wishes i had enough money to be able to choose to wear someone else’s hair over my own (not that i would, but that she even has a choice… Read more »

BruceW
BruceW
7 years ago

So for the past 2 years my hair has been slowly falling out especially on the top of my head(Im young,very healthy,in my mid 20’s, male), with my hairline receding Ive tried various brands including nioxin, which actually made my hair fall out more. I gave the “Shielo volume shampoo” a try cause my doctor recommended it. My hair line slowly started coming back with itty bitty hairs at first but on top of my head I still saw a lack of hair. now my hair line is 80% back with more itty bitty hairs growing in the remaining area… Read more »

Kermit
7 years ago

Thankfulness to my father who shared with me concerning this blog, this weblog is genuinely awesome.

Ali
Ali
7 years ago

This was a very negative and judgemental assumption by blackgirl. I hopes that the tone of your site doesn’t switch to this type of negative talk.

Cc97
Cc97
7 years ago
Reply to  Ali

How is this a judgmental assumption. It’s obvious by the state of her hair that she no longer cares about it. Your treatment of your hair is reflected in its health.

jaden Jenette
jaden Jenette
7 years ago
Reply to  Ali

The picture tells a thousand words that equate to one truth which means gluing weaves onto the scalp is a bad practice. Its obvious Campbell doesn’t care. However, she is a public person and part of the beauty & fashion industry a fashion icon no less, so I find nothing disrespectful about the observation at all.

Blink
Blink
7 years ago

No EXCUSES! The best Dermatologist or a nice expensive waterproof lace front wig. What’s with the ear toes?

Andrea
Andrea
7 years ago

This is clearly permanent. How was she gonna fix permanent damage?

jaden Jenette
jaden Jenette
7 years ago
Reply to  Andrea

You have no way of knowing if the follicles are permanently damaged.

elvira walker
elvira walker
6 years ago
Reply to  jaden Jenette

You can look at how clean her hair is around her face, and how far back the damage is. It is not rocket science. It is obvious that she has permanent damage. That is what weaves do.

Chel
Chel
7 years ago

Obviously Naomi is a veteran model so she could demand things that say a rookie model could not. If I were Naomi I would do strictly wigs for photo shoots. As a model your hair is constantly manupilated into a certain look a specific designer or photographer wants. So it’s understandable that decades of harsh hair treatment led to this. BUT Naomi should have attacked her damaged hair line when she FIRST saw the signs of thinning and breaking. Seeing these pictures just make me feel so sad and sorry for her. Hopefully she can hire a stylist to combat… Read more »

elvira walker
elvira walker
6 years ago
Reply to  Chel

It’s not like she doesn’t or didn’t have someone doing her hair. She probably was very aware long time ago,of her hair’s condition, even before we saw the damage. This was her choice. She is in a business where in order to succeed, you have to adhere to the so-called beauty standards in order to be accepted. IMO she wanted her profession more than she wanted hair. She is now wearing a natural throwback wig from the times when big naturals were in. If she can retrieve her hair, I am certain that she will. She has the money and… Read more »

Nappychique
Nappychique
7 years ago

well for those whose men only like weaves…

jaden Jenette
jaden Jenette
7 years ago

How can you tell if the follicles are permanently damaged? I do see hair though it may be quite faint. Her scalp might respond to massages. Well she could wear wigs or hats. It could grow back who knows? The body including human hair is resilient. I hope its not permanently damaged. But yes, it seems she doesn’t care since she’s a millionaire and could’ve definitely addressed the problem. Naomi is a case of being addicted to a hair weave.

Colalover
7 years ago

The crazy side to this, is that she looks BETTER bald. She is still beautiful!

Amanda
Amanda
7 years ago

okay.…so she’s not taking care of her hair or her hair has permanent damage. Would we criticize a man the same way we do here?
First we fault black women for having natural hair
then we fault black women for NOT having natural hair
and we fault women for going bald. Let Naomi be, and if there isn’t any constructive criticisms or lessons to be given out of this, then there is no place for this kind of gossip negativity on this site and women CERTAINLY don’t need any more of it in general.

Wileygirl
Wileygirl
6 years ago

Lets not assume people! Naomi deals with Alapecia and prob prefers to wear a wig or weave to cover the bald, that unknown to us may be in more areas than just the front. And if she truly doesn’t care for her hair, what can any of us do to change that, it’s not like she openly volunteered for this picture either. I’m pretty sure if she was going into public she would be snatched to the heavens hair, make-up etc.

T
T
6 years ago

She could have alopecia and hasn’t come out about it. Stay out of other peoples business. I swear people are so judgemental.

eleanor53
eleanor53
6 years ago

We should use this as an opportunity to discuss ways in which we can take care of our hairline and give hair an opportunity to grow back. I see this in my community (weave or no weave), and I wonder if there is some remedy out there for balding around the hairline. Many of us are neglecting our hairline unintentionally, and we must become aware of it.

joyce
joyce
6 years ago

First we must remember that all women experience receding hairline’s especially those who are perimenopausal or menopausal no matter their ethnic background. Wearing weaves wigs braids only accelerates the damage done to hair during this hormonal changing period in our lives. I wear my hair naturally and I advocate for the change in our society’s view of beauty. We have been trained away from our natural hair and we must endeavor to fight back the oppression of ourselves and continue to tell everyone that natural hair is and always will be beautiful and desirable.

elvira walker
elvira walker
6 years ago
Reply to  joyce

Not only is natural hair beautiful, it is the healthier.

Sweets
Sweets
6 years ago

*Clicks on link for closer look* Ooo sweet baby Jesus 0_o

Brittney
Brittney
6 years ago
Reply to  Sweets

I’m sorry, the topic isn’t funny, but you made me die laughing.

elvira walker
elvira walker
6 years ago

IMHO, I think that she has done irreversable damage to her hair trying to have the white look. Now, it looks a hot mess, because she is still trying to look white. Her best bet would be to have her entire hair shaved, to preserve the rest of her scalp. That way she could wear a wig at least. I cannot understand why a perfessional model would want to look like this, and be ok with it.

jerseryvixen
jerseryvixen
6 years ago

The alopecia is usually cause by tension ( tight braids, locs, weaves) or chemicals ( perms color), or excessive heat, you combine all these ( which black women do) , then BOOM u have follicles that give up on us, then we keep covering it with weaves and the cycle is hopeless. Naomi got these bald sides from wearing weaves all these years. Let this be a cautionary tale to young girls diving into the weave culture. Best believe i school my niece who is 18 with a full head of hair, yet she wants to “supplement’ it with weaves.… Read more »

Rocster
Rocster
6 years ago

I’m not sure if that really is two years later, she’s wearing the same swimsuit. Not that she can’t wear it multiple times but it seems like a supermodel would have thousands of suits to choose from…

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