As one of the world's foremost supermodels, Naomi Campbell rarely looks anything other than picture perfect.But it was a different story for the 42-year-old beauty as she enjoyed a holiday in Ibiza earlier this week.
With her hair pulled back in a ponytail, Naomi
revealed her incredibly receding hairline, the result of her over-reliance on
hair extensions and weaves for most of her modelling career.
And while Naomi still looked in great shape in
her patterned bikini, all attention was focused on her hairline, with her
exposed scalp causing concern.
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This is not the first time Naomi has sparked concern with her thinning hair, with experts saying she is suffering from traction alopecia - hair loss caused by the use of extensions.
The supermodel, originally from Streatham, South London, has worn straight extensions over her naturally curly hair for a number of years.
Traction alopecia occurs when the extensions pull on the natural hair causing it to break, and usually affects the hairline just above the forehead or the sides, where the hair is weaker.
It can take between three months to a year for hair to grow back in moderate cases.
But if the pulling continues the hair will never grow back and the only option is a hair transplant.
Stars including Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Britney Spears and Alexandra Burke are all reported to have suffered traction alopecia as a result of hair extensions.