Recent pictures of Britney Spears has her looking less than stellar in her appearance bringing into question her mental state and the validity of her conservatorship. While it’s unfair to impose unrealistic expectations on household names, her lack of concern over how she presents herself is making me wonder whether or not she is doing as well as we are being told.
While having lunch at Johnny Rockets in Calabasas, CA, in June with her dad Jamie Spears and sons Sean and Jayden Federline, Britney’s hair looked like rats had been sucking on it. Again, on July 20, she was found outside Crate and Barrel in Sherman Oaks, CA, with missing extensions and visible thinning, scraggly pieces of matted hair. In, fact, it doesn’t look like anything was done to remedy the situation between the first and second sightings.
Perhaps I’ve led a sheltered life but truthfully, Britney hair issues are a visual first for me. The average person, without cameras following them would camouflage a bad hair day with a scarf or a hat and fellow celebrity Bret Michaels plays it safe and wears both at the same time.
According to the Daily Mail, Britney suffers from ‘traction alopecia’ a condition that produces hair loss because of constant pulling or tension over a long period. Other celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton, and Naomi Campbell, who was recently on a photo shoot for designer Dennis Basso in New York City, when the camera caught her severely damaged hairline, have also suffered from this condition.
Philip Kingsley, celebrity Trichologist told the Daily Mail newspaper tight hairstyles, ponytails, hard brushing and hair extensions could all lead to traction hair loss. “Because of their proximity to the scalp, the thread, which the hair knotted onto it, rubbed on the scalp, caused irritation, consequently making it sore and sometimes breaking the skin.” he reveals.
According to the site traction-alopecia.com, “Chemical treatment of hair with dyes, bleaches, or straighteners disrupts the keratin structure in a manner that reduces its tensile strength.” Unfortunately, no medical treatment is available to reverse late-stage traction alopecia. Hair grafts are the only current solution to late stage traction alopecia.
If Britney had a proper stylist, this problem would have been avoided by switching to looser styles periodically and suggesting treatment from a dermatologist when problems first manifested. Chemical treatments such as hair coloring and relaxers can also cause this condition because of over-processing, making hair fragile and prone to heavy shedding.
Even with her millions, Britney is clearly having issues finding someone that has her back and she isn’t doing a good job taking care of herself. It’ not like she is on hiatus, she is very busy so where are her handlers and what kind of boyfriend does she have when he is willing to go out with her looking just as bad as she does? Her baby sitter (daddy) seems to be sitting down on the job and should be replaced.
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