Traction Alopecia in the Media
Lately, former super model (and perpetual knockout) Naomi Campbell has gotten quite a bit of attention for her tresses...or lack thereof. The scrutiny is surrounding her non-existent edges. Apparently, Miss Campbell is a victim of traction alopecia, a condition in which a person loses their hair due to excessive tension and or stress to any particular area of the head. Too tight weaves, ponytails or even wigs can cause damage over time--damage that is unfortunately irreversible.