Fergie’s hair styles, and her obvious hair loss, have been a slight obsession of mine for the past few years. Nothing feels more lonely than to be a women struggling with hair loss, but when I see a celebrity going through the same thing, and almost embracing hair loss, it makes me question my own struggle. When pictures first surfaced of Fergie a few years ago that showed her hair loss, I was stunned and felt horrible for her, since I know how much it sucks. But what has surprised me is that she hasn’t done much to cover up her hair loss, and she’s not afraid to venture in public with her widening part. Is she brave or oblivious, or are so many women losing their hair these days that her degree of hair loss is almost the new norm?
Before I decided to write articles about celebrities like Fergie that have hair loss, I wondered if I was being mean by ‘outing’ them publicly. But Fergie shows up at various red carpet events, autograph signings, and performances, with her hair loss totally visible, so she’s presenting herself how she wants to be seen – hair loss and all. I would feel uncomfortable showing candid paparazzi photos of balding celebs taken with telephoto lenses into their homes or something, but if a celeb goes out in public, to me they’re saying they are comfortable with the way they look.
As I’ve watched my own hair loss progress from not being nearly as noticeable as Fergie’s, to being on the same level as hers now (and quickly getting worse), I personally don’t want the whole world to know I have hair loss. That’s why I wear hair concealers and leave the house thinking my hair loss is disguised, but I do wonder if it’s as obvious as Fergie’s under bright lights and camera flashes. I will very soon start wearing a hair piece like Christina Hendricks, so that if my hair gets worse, no one will know (hopefully) – except all the viewers of hairlosshell.com. That’s why Fergie fascinates me – why is she okay with her hair, but I’m not okay with mine? Who’s right? And she’s obviously concerned about her appearance because she always changes up her hair styles and wears tons of hair extensions to add length and volume to her hair. So Fergie – you confuse me and fascinate me!
This was the first photo that came out where it became obvious Fergie has hair loss. Before that I never noticed she had hair issues like me. The dark hair color also makes her hair loss more noticeable.
Again Fergie’s dark hair color highlights her hair loss.
Fergie at a red carpet event. Her hair looks awesome, but I would have worn a hair concealer to hide the wide part.
Fergie’s almost black hair makes her thinning hair more apparent. At least she doesn’t have to deal with a receding hairline like me.
I wonder if her constant use of extensions is what caused her hair loss (from traction alopecia). Or does she have telogen effluvium from stress and dieting, or is it androgenetic alopecia? Sorry Fergie for being so obsessed with your hair. I know it’s only hair!
An orange part – OMG this is exactly what I was talking about when I wrote about my scalp turning orange in fluorescent lighting from Toppik hair fibers. I’m not sure if she’s wearing Toppik, or if her scalp got hair dye on it that won’t wash out.
Fergie at another red carpet event with her dark hair.
I usually dye my hair lighter to disguise my wide part. Fergie’s blonde hair definitely makes her hair issues less noticeable.
Okay so I have a problem with hair loss (I hate it, and it’s an issue for me). Society has taught us that women are not supposed to bald, and balding is not attractive for women. Unfortunately I have bought into this stereotype for myself and I don’t want to be a balding women. Lots of women look great bald, or with little hair, but I am still hung up on having thick hair. So are magazines! I dare you to find a magazine where Fergie has noticeable hair loss. Every magazine either shows Fergie wearing a wig, or they Photoshop the hell out of her hair to hide her part. Magazines sell the idea that thick hair is beautiful, whether or not that’s true.
Either Fergie’s wearing a wig here, or they have her part turned away from the camera. Plus those are some massive extensions.
A new hair styles for Fergie. Hello Photoshop! Allure prides itself on natural/realistic looking covers, but it takes a lot of pixel-pushing to look “natural.”
What’s your take on Fergie’s hair loss? Personally I love all of her hair styles and wish I could afford hair extensions (but I would worry they’d make my hair loss worse). Is it wrong for me to point out Fergie’s hair issues, even though they are obvious, and she’s choosing to go out like this? Most female celebrities with hair loss are on the same page as me, and they cover up their thinning scalp at the first sign of a problem. No matter what hair Fergie sports – blonde hair, dark hair, black hair, or no hair, she always looks awesome. And she makes me question my own beliefs about beauty and the ridiculousness of hair, hair styles, and hair loss. Go Fergie!