Hair News: Tyra Banks Admits to Getting Stress-Based Alopecia + Serena Williams’ Bald Spot

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I spotted this interesting tidbit over at TheYBF. Check it out:

The stress of writing her first novelModelland, was so intense for Tyra Banks that she actually started losing her hair!  In a revealing interview with the Wall Street Journal, the supermodel talks about the toll proving herself as an author (and a Harvard Business School student) took on her health.

She believes what led to her situation was the combination of all her projects and deadlines…

“In the beginning it was me trying to fit it in. I was staying in Lake Como shooting “Top Model” and I was working on it in the off days. It was a passion, so the discipline wasn’t hard. It was finding the time that was hard, and that was stressing me out and I felt the product was suffering.

Because my outline was so robust—40 pages long—they thought I could do it faster. My chapters are between 11 and 15 pages, and I could never finish one in one day.”

She adds that the pressure she put on herself wasn’t good.

“…(I)n hindsight that wasn’t healthy. How can I say this without tearing up? I got a little alopecia from the stress.”

That is insane!! Ladies, have you ever gotten so stressed that hair started falling out?
Also in celebrity hair news, much has been made over a seeming bald spot peaking through Serena Williams’ weave. Perhaps she’s not taking enough precaution when applying them.

Ladies, have you ever dealt with bald spots resulting from weave applications?

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Black Girl With Long Hair

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila, founding editor of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008), social media and black beauty enthusiast. When I'm not here, I'm moderating a Facebook group for black mothers called Black Moms Connect.


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