New pictures of former super model Naomi Campbell's hair loss emerged on the Internet today. According to the Daily Mail, the pics were taken at a fashion photo shoot in New York.

Naomi often wears lacefront wigs to cover her bald spots caused by breakage due to years of wearing glue-in and sew-in hair extensions.

I've also seen this type of temporary hair loss caused by mental/nervous disorders (Alopecia nervosa).

From Medicinenet.com:

What is alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata is a hair-loss condition which usually affects the scalp. It can, however, sometimes affect other areas of the body. Hair loss tends to be rather rapid and often involves one side of the head more than the other.

Alopecia areata affects both males and females. This type of hair loss is different than male-pattern baldness, an inherited condition.

What causes alopecia areata?

Current evidence suggests that alopecia areata is caused by an abnormality in the immune system. This particular abnormality leads to autoimmunity. As a result, the immune system attacks particular tissues of the body. In alopecia areata, for unknown reasons, the body's own immune system attacks the hair follicles and disrupts normal hair formation. Biopsies of affected skin show immune cells inside of the hair follicles where they are not normally present. What causes this is unknown. Alopecia areata is sometimes associated with other autoimmune conditions such as allergic disorders, thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Sometimes, alopecia areata occurs within family members, suggesting a role of genes and heredity.

More Info On the Web

Alopecia Areata Causes, Treatments, Symptoms -- WebMD

Alopecia -- UMM

  • Krysi J

    COT DAYUM!!! :eek:

  • lakercrazy

    wow just wow was not readdy for all the baltness that is a hot mess iamgine what her head look like without the lace front?? :blink:

  • meanNsurly

    Lets play a game, count the number of BB's Naomi has on the side of her head!!! 1, 2, 3, GO!!!!!!

  • speakinmymind

    meanNsurly says:
    Lets play a game, count the number of BB’s Naomi has on the side of her head!!! 1, 2, 3, GO!!!!!!
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    awww damn!! :rofl:

  • CivilEngineer

    :shocked:

    And people were talking about John Legend's line

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    This made me almost loose my lunch and I wonder who will get hit in the head with a cell phone over this leaked photo

  • FloridaChick813

    :dead: @ Mean, and no I didnt cut you off this morning. But LMAO @ "and she had the nerve to have a child on board thing in the back window" :rofl:

    anyway, :blink: @ Naomi!!! Mama's stock went WAY DOWN in my book!

  • Tyzgurl

    Dat looks a hot effin mess!!!!

    :no:

    and :rofl:

    and finally..... :dead:

  • speakinmymind

    **kicks Civil in the shin**
    :rofl:

  • CivilEngineer

    :no: These are mistakes you just can't make @Naomi....#teamscalpinjections

  • meanNsurly

    @Flo..... :rofl: You know you cut me off on 85!!! LMAO!

    How many BB's yall count.....I counted 7.25!

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    I think her scalp is just damaged from years of stress from wearing extensions (infusions, lace wigs, sew-in, glue). I wish she would AT LEAST relax the buck shots she has left or gel it down with some JAM

  • renegadesince1985

    :shocked: Raasclaat.... :wtf: happened to her hair!?!?!?

    :rofl: at counting the beady Bs **in my martin voice**

  • Val

    :shocked:
    severe breakage of the hairline! LMAO

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Before I knew it was Naomi I was looking at, I said, "Bump her hair. Her bone structure is banging?" And that is why she is not a former anything. She IS a supermodel. Go 'head Naomi! You still fierce girl.

  • RedRobyn

    Choco says:

    This made me almost loose my lunch and I wonder who will get hit in the head with a cell phone over this leaked photo
    _____________________________

    For real, somebody gettin knocked the fck out. I would have rathered not see this very unfortunate photo. Dammit Naomi, still a bad bish...but dayum Naomi!

    S/N: She kinda favors Angela Bassett from the side. (not the hairline)

  • OutsidetheBox

    She should just rock a baldy. That face could pull it off.

    The real issue here is why the industry felt the need to always have her in extensions, but who needs real issues when there is fuc.kery abound?

    :dead: @"Lets play a game, count the number of BB’s Naomi has on the side of her head!!! 1, 2, 3, GO!!!!!!"

    :rofl:

    #youstillbadNaomi

  • LilMissRed

    yeah.. cell phones are def flyin!

  • meanNsurly

    :dead: @Free. No you didn't say JAM. OMG, girls on my bus used to put that on their hair before we got to school.

  • FloridaChick813

    :lol: @ Mean

    I have no idea what your talkin about :coffee: LOL

  • 2cents

    Somewhere in the back of my sick mind I kinda wanted to see what MJ's scalped looked like with his lace fronts.

  • speakinmymind

    @ Free
    i think she's beyond relaxing or gel-ing that ish down. she'd have 3rd degree burns puttin' some Mizani on those sides! :lol:

  • RedRobyn

    I wanna see that entire outfit. Looks haute from this angle.

  • CivilEngineer

    @mean...I count about 11 distinct bb's. The fuzz throws me off a little...like she combed some of it and then put the wig on :shrugs:

  • MS.G

    that's not no got-darn Alopecia...that's years of bad perms,weaves, fights, and just plain on balding!

  • OutsidetheBox

    I still use Jam on the baby's flyaways. #dontjudgeme She dont have a relaxer! :lolol:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Still a beautiful lady but Vladimirs wife is going to use this photo to blackmail him back into their marriage- Do voo cee wot ur blak whore really looks like!

  • LaTechGrad02

    Was he pulling her hair to the side to expose her scalp?

  • speakinmymind

    CivilEngineer says:
    @mean…I count about 11 distinct bb’s. The fuzz throws me off a little…like she combed some of it and then put the wig on
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    Civil, i swear... :rofl:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Okay now I feel sorry for her!

  • speakinmymind

    @ Choco
    :kona:

  • cocosexylady

    WOW!!!

  • VIBABY

    She should just shave her head. She would still be one of the baddest with a bald head. Those connect the naps at her hairline is not cute :nono:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    @Speak
    :lol:

  • RedRobyn

    LaTechGrad02 says:

    Was he pulling her hair to the side to expose her scalp?
    _________________________

    she must didnt care cuz folks i know who wear wigs that are bald headed will :shotsfired1: if you even think about lifting they wig off they head. she look like she just chillin. damn shame!

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    @ Mean

    Going to school with a wet head? :lol:

    @ Speak

    Well she needs to get a sensitive scalp Affirm :lol:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Damn do you think Vlad has ever seen her without her wig I can see it now he walks in unexpected and Naomi grabs her bald head, shrieks and runs out the room :grin:

  • lakercrazy

    every body duck NAOMI finna beat somebody in a plane to the dam ground yall know she got anger issues!!!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    LOL @ Red

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    OH DAMN Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The way the YT man is gripping her hair inthe picture.....are we certain it's a disorder and not a situation that needs a protective order? Imjustsayin......

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    @ OTB

    How old is your baby?

  • FloridaChick813

    :rofl: @ Choco

  • CivilEngineer

    I think her scalp moved her hair out the way :yes: Those 5 little bb's for a sideburn look like they have been :pray: for some air

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    VIBABY says:

    She should just shave her head. She would still be one of the baddest with a bald head. Those connect the naps at her hairline is not cute
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    RIGHT!! cause it's a wrap man...you now have nothing to sew, glue or tact anything too...go naked bald Nay and keep your dignity

  • meanNsurly

    @Civil: The fuzz is throwing me off too thats how I got the 7.25! But u know what I forgot to count the kitchen well in her case the roach dropping left in her kitchen.

    The YT man behind her has his eyebrow raised as if to be saying :wtf:

  • lacountrygirl

    Sweet baby Jesus!!!!!!!!

  • RedRobyn

    Naomi prolly got that fire head along wit that bald head while yall trippin. that billionaire aint just fall out the sky into her lap. Vladimir said "Sheeeet, I'll take that bald head as long as that fire come wit it!" :yes:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Wait this is really bad for her everyone will think of her beady bees when they interact with her they will be looking at the side of her head just like the dirty ol men look down a woman's shirt...

    This will no doubt traumatize her she will be back on Oprah talking about it

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    :rofl: at LaCounty
    What you said has me in tears :rofl:

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    Choco says: ..................- Do voo cee wot ur blak whore really looks like!
    ______________________________________________________________________
    :rofl: that was funny...(still don't like your azz) but that was damn funny :rofl:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    @Red
    Her head has alread been burnt what fire you talkin bout :lol:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    @Ggouch
    :lol: me no likey you either :grin:

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    MS.G says:

    that’s not no got-darn Alopecia…that’s years of bad perms,weaves, fights, and just plain on balding!
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    I say fights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FloridaChick813

    :rofl: @ Ggouch

    Ya'll are crrazzzyy

  • RedRobyn

    CivilEngineer says:

    I think her scalp moved her hair out the way Those 5 little bb’s for a sideburn look like they have been for some air
    _________________________

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Civil they been :pray: for some air.....damn!

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    I don't have this type of hair texture...so I am not being bytch when I ask...why can't they just comb it out.....it's just a tight curl..right? Comb and gel comb and gel comb and gel

  • speakinmymind

    meanNsurly says:
    @Civil: The fuzz is throwing me off too thats how I got the 7.25!
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    **goes to bathroom to put on Depends** :rofl:

  • meanNsurly

    Naomi makes me wanna send some money to her because I don't want her running around without shoes and eating only cornmeal for dinner. The only thing that is missing from this picture are flies resting on her lip!

    #TeamHealTheWorld

  • CivilEngineer

    :rofl: @mean...yea, you have to include every single b!

    That man looking at her like "SHYT! I didn't mean to...don't suffocate me with your mink!"

    And where is she to have a mink draped on her arms with a tank-top and probably a skirt. Did she not learn from her hair...you keep shyt covered for too long and it's going to fall out, sag or discolor

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I feel so bad this pic will bring her lots of backlash Naomi about to SNAP!

  • speakinmymind

    @ ggouch
    that's what they call that "snapback"! ain't no amount of combandgel gonna make that ish stay in place. :nono:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    @Mean
    picture are flies resting on her lip!
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    Your are :dead: wrong that smh :rofl:

  • meanNsurly

    Civil says:
    And where is she to have a mink draped on her arms with a tank-top and probably a skirt. Did she not learn from her hair…you keep shyt covered for too long and it’s going to fall out, sag or discolor
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    BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA............. :dead:

  • speakinmymind

    @ mean and Civil
    -----------------------
    :prays: for yall to stop it! i haven't gone a dam.n thing done all day at work! :rofl:

  • CivilEngineer

    meanNsurly says:

    Naomi makes me wanna send some money to her because I don’t want her running around without shoes and eating only cornmeal for dinner. The only thing that is missing from this picture are flies resting on her lip!

    #TeamHealTheWorld
    ---------------------------
    :rofl: :rofl:

  • RedRobyn

    po lil tink tink!

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    I would be throwing phones and such as well if my edges looked like this. Damn!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Imagine her PUBS OMG talk about ants

  • RedRobyn

    but is it salvageable?!?!?!? I really want to know this...someone?

  • CivilEngineer

    She should get with Shawty Lo's barber. He'll give her that fire line and throw a Beijing on that scalp...you'd never know she only has peach fuzz :yes: <--slow nod

  • FloridaChick813

    :lol: @ Speak, u either???

  • mirsmommy

    :rofl: at yall comments.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    @Red
    No that's not salvageable she would need to cut it off and get treatments she would need to start all over

  • speakinmymind

    @ Flo
    my stomach and sides are hurting from trying to laugh 'quietly' all day! i keep trying to leave but yall keep cuttin' up!!

  • meanNsurly

    @Choco: Chile.....those PUBS gotta be on nestled tight down there.

    OH WAIT YALL......you know those beady b's are considered her baby hair even though she ain't brushed them down with a toothbrush since she was born!

  • Nika405

    Hmmm you listed some facts but not all. I've had alopecaa for over 15 years. It can also be triggered by stress and you can treat it by steroid injections in the affected areas and steroid creams. There are different types though and if it is caused by damaging the hair folicles your hair folicles will never regrow hair ie Naomi.

    I've had areas of hair fall out as much as 1/4 of my hair and as small as the head of an eraser.

  • FloridaChick813

    :lol: @ Civil. You going HARD on Naomi

  • speakinmymind

    @ Choco
    ain't no 'treatments' gonna bring back those edges! that's a wrap...done...dead...gone... :lol:

  • FloridaChick813

    @Speak, feel like you been doin sit ups huh?? Thats how they had me on Friday!

  • KrayZKat

    :rofl: Pure comedy up in here. Only on SR.com!

  • Desi

    That's not alopecia. With alopecia you wouldn't see any hair there. Trust me i know. She is just experiencing baldness from the lace fronts rubbing her hair line away and her hair line not breathing. Or maybe its from stress..

  • speakinmymind

    @ Flo
    yessss! add that to having on some pants that are squeezing my waist cuz i'm pms'ing. i'm gonna have those lines around my waist when i take these pants off1 :ashamed:

  • meanNsurly

    @Civil: U forgot about Souljah Boy. He does that too! Naomi doesn't need any more chemicals in her head. She needs to go natural which is bald in her case!

  • speakinmymind

    i must've missed this shyt right chere...

    CivilEngineer says:
    She should get with Shawty Lo’s barber. He’ll give her that fire line and throw a Beijing on that scalp…you’d never know she only has peach fuzz <–slow nod

    :rofl: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! :rofl:

  • FloridaChick813

    :rofl: @ Speak

    U ridin the crimson wave too!!! I hate it :shotsfired: But I opted for a dress today so I dont have nothing tight around my belly. These cramps are KILLING ME!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    :rofl: at Mean and Speak

  • CivilEngineer

    :lol: @mean...you right! All she need is some Gillette Shaving Cream and a straight razor...#gototown

  • speakinmymind

    alright Civil! that's e-dam-nough!! get out right now!! :rofl: **sucks in air** :rofl:

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    CivilEngineer says:

    She should get with Shawty Lo’s barber. He’ll give her that fire line and throw a Beijing on that scalp…you’d never know she only has peach fuzz <–slow nod
    ___________________________________________

    OMG :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    @Free The one that just turned 4: "ma'am"

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    @ OTB

    I thought she was older since you were talking about a relaxer. I think I'll wait for my baby to be 10...

  • speakinmymind

    and the clowning of mean and Civil - two straight men - should be reason enough for single women looking for a man to switch up sometimes and wear their natural and/or relaxed hair sometimes. cuz i know if i was a dude and a chick took off her wig or took out her tracks and her head looked like that, it might just be a deal breaker for me! yeah, i'm fickle like that sometimes and so are most men, if they're honest about it.

    s/n i don't think naomi has alopecia. like someone else said, that just looks like hair loss from weave and lacefront glue, and wig friction over the years. naomi's been around for a while and was wearing weave back when glue-in was the preferred method for applying tracks.

  • aqtpie

    :rofl: @ Mean & Civil!!!

  • Cinderella

    Im confused about Naomi's hair. What are the tracks sewn into if she has thinning hair and bald spots?

  • Val

    DOes HER BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND KNOW SHE HAS THIS....AILMENT?? :waiting:

  • leapyearpisces

    ...to think she wasted all those good cell phones busting people over the head with them when all she had to do was to grab one of those bb's off her head, aim and throw.. :shrugs:

  • leapyearpisces

    Cinderella,

    Naomi wears the lace wigs, you do not have to have hair for those...matter fact lace wigs were originally created for chemo patients...

  • meanNsurly

    speakinmymind says:
    and the clowning of mean and Civil – two straight men –
    -----------------------
    @Speak: You do know I'm gay right? LOL. 1 gay man and 1 straight man! But I do agree with you though. I have no problems with wigs, weaves, and/or toupes. If you do that thats you. But don't do it so much that its breaking off your real hair and making you bald. I love to see women rocking their natural hair whether its long or short or in a dougie (if you get down like that)! Whatever floats your boat. I have 2 older sisters so I understand that rocking your natural hair takes a lot of time and throwing a wig/weave/or a ponytail is so much easier. If I was straight, I wouldn't want to see a head like Naomi on a Halle Berry body. :no:

  • CivilEngineer

    :lol: @speakin...I'd think she had some serious illness probably, if her head looked like that.

    :rofl: @leap

  • http://happynappyhead.blogspot.com Seattle Slim

    Shout outs to Janelle Monae and her "brillo pad" natural hair and Solange and her "unkempt" natural hair....

  • pointhimout

    girl, if she dont shave them edges and let it go. it is what it is.

  • MzDetermined

    Photo shopped!

  • pinksghetti

    Naomi is still bad but she should have kept the lacefronts to a minimum. She's been wearing them since the early 90's without let up. This was bound to happen.

  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    They shouldn't have put her on blast like that. That's not right.

  • Scotian_Potion

    Thanks Sandra for doing a medical minute on Alopecia Areata. It's much more common than people realize.

    People don't understand this disease and for a woman to have it can be devastating. I can't imagine being in the public eye like this. My sister suffered from this for almost 2 years and it was extremely traumatizing for her.

    The only one who knows if this is a form of alopecia areata is Naomi herself. I'm going against what the consensus here is and vote yes she's got the disease due to the patches and break away hairs you can see on her scalp that are consistent with alopecia.

    Not to mention that this woman has had the best in the business doing her hair for decades. I doubt they'd fluck up and damage her that hair that badly...but who knows? :shrug:

    Doesn't matter anyway hair or no hair Naomi’s a bad bitch!

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    thanks for the medical minute on alopecia i have it so i dont have to explain what it is now

  • pointhimout

    i agree Smokie, that aint right. It's like the net world finds joy and pleasure in other people flaws and stuff. but yeah, shave them edges and let it go naomi.

  • Tink Tink

    :rofl: at mean & civil

  • Val

    NAOMI CAMBPELL IS HIGHLY OVERRATED!

  • Al-Ameera

    Why not just shave it all off and continue to wear a wig cuz clearly that is not the business!

  • KayCeiSoul

    Sandra, is this one of your photoshopped bluelight specials?

  • http://www.soulfulbeauty.com soulfulbeauty

    The type of alopecia Naomi has is actually called "Traction Alopecia"
    http://soulfulbeauty.com/article.php?n=349

  • Val

    she should just go with the Micheal Jordan look- she has a pretty face.. she could pull it off.. I mean- she's half way there anyway :shrug:

  • OutsidetheBox

    "It’s like the net world finds joy and pleasure in other people flaws and stuff."

    They say it makes people feel better about themselves. My co-worker said she got joy because Naomi "think she's all that". :blink:

  • chase

    Her hair dresser if she has one should be smacked for letting her hair get to that point. Dag on shame but she still a bad bish...

  • IsaiahsMom

    FreeToSpeakUp says:

    I think her scalp is just damaged from years of stress from wearing extensions (infusions, lace wigs, sew-in, glue). I wish she would AT LEAST relax the buck shots she has left or gel it down with some JAM

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    Wrong. Just wrong.:kona:

    She could hook it up with some Pro-Style or something like that. Naomi is so pretty--doesn't seem right for her head to be all jacked up like that. You would think she would tape the sides down, kwim?

  • Val

    @ OutsidetheBox....damn! ur right! I feel bad now :/

  • OutsidetheBox

    Dont feel bad @Val.

    I get what my coworker is saying. Naomi seems to be an ugly on the inside type chick and she garners this type of response.

    She should just cut it all off. All I can say is Vlad must really love her. :/

  • VAALLDAY

    WHOA :/

  • His_Mommy623

    gravie check =)