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Britney Spears Going Bald From Too Much Hair Dye?

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Britney Spears at the premiere of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

By Hugh Scott |

Britney Spears at the premiere of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

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Is Britney Spears really going bald from dyeing her hair so often? A bogus report in a tabloid claims that’s the case. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and it’s simply not true.

Using the headline “Britney To Look Like A Billiard Ball,” the Globe is reporting this week that due to too many dye jobs, the singer is destined to lose all of her hair. The snarky report quotes a supposed “insider” as saying, “She’s suffering from years of abuse and if she’s not careful, she’ll lose it all and be in a wig for the rest of her life!”

The tabloid further asserts that since Spears has bounced back and forth between being a blonde and a brunette recently, her hair is on the verge of falling out for good. The story explains that in early October, the pop star was sporting brown locks and today she has gone back to her signature platinum blonde look.

The so-called insider goes on to say Spears’ hair is “a fried, tangled, knotty mess,” and “she needs to ditch the hairdryer… give her hair a nice, long condition, and pick a color and stick with it!” The publication then cites the incident in 2007 when Spears shaved her head in a moment of personal struggle as what she might look like if she keeps dyeing her hair. The rude article also spends as much time insulting the singer as it does talking about her hair, calling her “wacky” and referring to her 2007 stay in a treatment facility as a trip to the “loony bin.”

The tabloid’s report, however, is flat-out wrong. For starters, it’s not medically possible to go bald from hair dye. Hair may fall out if it becomes too brittle, but the condition isn’t permanent. An article on DermatologyTimes explains: “Hair dyeing does not inhibit hair growth, but it may cause hair loss by damaging the hair that is color treated.” The website, which is made up of clinicians and medical experts, explains that “hair beneath the scalp that has not yet emerged cannot be reached by hair dye and thus hair dye cannot fundamentally cause hair loss.” Any damage done is only temporary and most certainly isn’t making anyone go “bald.”

Oddly enough, the tabloids have peddled this bogus premise before. In April 2018, the Globe’s sister publication, the National Enquirer, wrote a ridiculous article claiming Kim Kardashian was suffering the same fate as Spears due to years of dyeing her hair. Gossip Cop busted that story by highlighting an interview with Kardashian’s hairstylist, who explained how his methods of keeping her hair healthy.

The Globe also has a disturbing history of taking cheap shots at Spears. Earlier this year, the tabloid alleged Spears was getting electroshock treatments because she was “fighting for her sanity in a psych ward.” Gossip Cop busted that story as well, and looking back, it’s clear the publication should stop commenting on the singer’s mental and physical health.

Sources

"Does hair dyeing facilitate hair loss?" dermatologytimes.com, 12 June 2017.

Shuster, Andrew. "Kim Kardashian Going Bald?" Gossip Cop, 6 April 2018.

"Britney Spears To Get Electroshock Therapy?" Gossip Cop, 21 April 2019.