I hope you guys understand that when I’m talking about extensions, weaves, wiglets and everything in their “hair applique” genre, I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m half-Indian. I’ve always had awesome hair (not to brag or anything). My biggest hair problem is that I started going grey early, so I dye my hair regularly now. That’s it. I’ve never worn a hair piece of any kind. No weaves, no extensions, no wiglets. I have no idea what it’s like to want to wear a piece or to need to wear a piece.
So maybe that’s why it took me so long to see Kim Kardashian’s weave-line in these photos. I wasn’t looking for it. And now that I’ve noticed it, I can’t un-see it. Radar pointed it out – they’re saying that Kim has been suffering from significant hair loss since she gave birth, which is pretty normal (from what I hear). Many, many women lose hair after giving birth, it’s something to do with your hormones. Here’s what Radar says:
Kim Kardashian says she’s already gotten her body back nearly seven months after giving birth to daughter North West. But what about her pre-baby mane? New candid photos of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star suggest that she’s relying on extensive weaves to cover up several bald patches, and an expert tells RadarOnline.com that her pregnancy hormones could be to blame.
“Birth and rapid weight loss are two factors that have triggered Kim’s thinning hair and made her opt for hair extensions to boost her diminished hair volume,” celebrity hair expert Tatiana Karelina tells Radar exclusively.
“It is well known that … when you have the baby, most women find they seem to be losing a lot more hair than normal,” the international hair extensions expert explains. “What with the rapid amount of weight Kim lost dieting in the months after the birth, this may have even accelerated the hair loss, creating sparser looking patches that we can clearly see along the hairline.”
But opting for what appears to be a sewn-in weave may not have been the best choice, Karelina says.
“In spite of giving instant full, thick hair, weaves put extreme pressure on the hair and scalp,” she says. “Often too heavy and tight, the pulling and weight [of the weave] can cause severe migraines and traction alopecia, which actually increases hair loss, rather than helping to recover healthy hair growth.”
“I would not recommend that Kim keep that weave in her hair,” Karelina says.
Instead, she should “opt for lighter, non-damaging extensions,” she continues, “or a simple clip-in that can be taken out often to relieve the pressure on the hair follicles and the scalp.”
Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, and other celebs have suffered a similar fate thanks to their hair accessories.
I’m sure Kim will come out and say that of course she doesn’t have bald spots and of course she’s not wearing a weave. Just like she would never admit to Photoshopping her waist and ass in Instagram photos, right? Just as she would never admit to several nose jobs, lip injections, Botox and all of that. At this point, perhaps it would be easier to make a list of the parts of her body which we believe are actually real.
Seriously, these weave photos are freaking me out a little.
Photos courtesy of WENN.