Naomi Campbell Reveals Shocking Bald Patches From Years Of Hair Extensions

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Aug. 9 2012, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

Naomi Campbell's difficult personality and explosive temper have made many an assistant want to pull out their hair! Now the supermodel is suffering from major bald patches herself and has exclusive insight into her hair-raising problem.

"It's hideous, what did she do? It looks really bad!" said shocked hair stylist Kazumi Morton from the Neil George Salon in Beverly Hills. "I have been doing hair extensions for years but I have never had a problem like this."

Article continues below advertisement first reported two years ago that Campbell's obsession with elaborate weaves and extensions could pose a dangerous threat to her beautiful long locks, and new photos showing bare patches on her tortured scalp prove our prediction.

"I think whoever put the extensions in they put them way too close," Morton, who has not worked with Naomi, explained to in an exclusive interview. "Around the hairline and the neck, the hairs are very delicate and fragile and you need to avoid attaching extensions in that area.

"They are way too close to the scalp as well, they need to be at least a half inch away."

Now 42, the British fashion queen has spent decades adding volume and length to her natural locks with damaging hair pieces that pinch and pull at her scalp.

"If she had been doing it correctly every time and not so often it wouldn't have caused this problem," revealed Morton. "Hair needs rest, at least every three months or so, so she is doing it too much."

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Stylist Jennifer J. of Juan Juan salons in Beverly Hills and Brentwood revealed that if Naomi quits her weaves now she may be able to save her hair. "There is a good chance that it can grow back again, but if the trauma continues, the damage is going to become permanent and the hair won't return," she told, adding that cortisone therapy prescribed by a dermatologist could help the healing.

In the meantime, Campbell is now going to have to give up her bad hair habit and follow in the footsteps of avid wig-wearer Oprah Winfrey and her safer styles.



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