Lady Gaga’s chameleon coif may have done serious damage to her scalp. The singer admits that after years of overprocessing (Re: Bleaching the hell out of her naturally brunette hair), her hair is falling out.
The condition, called Traction Alopecia, develops after the hair follicle has become so stressed and damaged that it pulls right out of the scalp. Depending on the severity of the stress, it can even become permanent. You might remember Christina Aguilera’s platinum tresses had thinned out so badly that she dyed her hair black during her Stripped album cycle.
Sun doctor Carol Cooper said: “The hair literally gets tugged out of the follicle in the scalp, causing hair loss.
This is most likely at the front or at the temples, because hairline hair is weaker than hair on the rest of the head. But traction alopecia can happen anywhere on the scalp.
Yikes. Girl, give it a rest. We don’t want you going all Professor X on us anytime soon. But now that we’re thinking about it, you would do a fierce shaved-Britney-with-umbrella. Hmm…