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Five female celebrities who have opened up about hair loss

It’s bonkers to think that 40% of women by the age of 40 have experienced hair loss to some extent, yet somehow as hair professionals there are so many who do not feel confident in discussing the subject with their client. When it feels like a taboo subject (for both you and your client), just remember whilst they suffer in silence, unbeknown to them they could be making the matter worse without knowing – stress and anxiety are two of the many factors that can lead to hair loss.

Roots Professional, one of the industry’s leading brands to tackle hair loss can’t change the stigma alone. That’s why on their behalf we want to shout out to five female celebs who have opened up about their hair loss experience and are encouraging women to come forward and talk about their hair health.

Jada Pinket Smith


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Jada first opened up about her alopecia on an episode of Red Table Talk back in 2018, but it wasn’t until husband Will’s outrage at the Oscar’s that so many more people became of her condition. Describing her sudden hair loss as “terrifying,” Jada felt she had to speak up as people were questioning why she was wearing so many turbans. 

Keira Knightley


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Years of hair colour took it’s toll on poor Keira’s hair. To the point where she was wearing wigs. After giving birth to her daughter in 2015, Keira’s hair finally began to grow back and she was able to ditch the wigs.

Jesy Nelson


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The Little Mix star first noticed her hair loss at the young age of 13. In an interview with Fabulous magazine, Jesy revealed that she was bullied because of her alopecia areata, which caused noticeable bald spots from stress.

Naomi Campbell


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Extensions and weaves tainted Naomi’s hair health. After revealing that she “lost all of it,” Naomi has revealed that since becoming much more careful with her hair, she has been fortunate enough for most of her hair to grow back.

Kayla Itsines


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The fitness fanatic shared her story with her 8 million followers with the intention to remove the stigma of hair loss in women. Kayla revealed that she has a family history of female pattern baldness, which is why her natural hair is much shorter and thinner than mostthink. Itsines now embraces her finer hair and encourages others to embrace what they’re self-conscious about too.

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