The reality of unrelenting pain and a bloody scalp resulting from hair extension trauma has been playing out all summer on Big Brother Season 16.
The wildly popular reality TV show (which airs on CBS), includes 22 year old contestant Victoria Rafaeli (born June 16, 1992).
The Kim Kardashian look-a-like has been suffering from a series of hair extension trauma experiences all summer.
Gorgeous Long Thick Brunette Tresses
A photographer originally from Brooklyn and Holon, Israel, Victoria has very long, thick brunette tresses.
At first glance, the beauty, currently residing in Weston, Florida seems to love her long hair.
The reality? Victoria is wearing hair extensions which have been causing her daily pain in the form of headaches, neck pain and a bloody scalp.
Victoria's Hair Extension Trauma Confession
On the live Big Brother 16 feeds on Sunday, August 17th, Victoria confessed to Derrick about her ongoing hair extension trauma.
Victoria shared troubling information about the very bad headaches she gets every morning as a result of wearing hair extensions 24/7.
Victoria confided she never removes the hair extensions due to the constant monitoring by cameras in the house.
Scalp Bleeds From Hair Extensions
The brunette beauty has made it clear to more than one Big Brother House Guest she never wants to be filmed without her hair extensions.
She has clarified to more than one Big Brother House Guest that she's wearing clip-in extensions.
Besides the head pain, she confesses her scalp bleeds. All of the pain and bleeding requires Victoria to take daily medication for the hair extension traumas she's dealing with.
Life Events Requiring Hair Extensions
Although she's unclear in her explanation, Victoria also shared information with Derrick about something, a secret, which happened in her life which required her to wear extensions.
On camera Victoria also explained to Derrick she can't impress guy friends without her long hair.
She said none of her friends back home know about the secret of what occurred in her life or her extensions.
Suffering Through Bleeding Scalps For Long Hair
Victoria noted how extremely worried she is about being caught on camera without her extended tresses.
Although Victoria expressed an unwillingness to remove her pain generating clip-ins, she expressed constant concern that her extensions may be causing permanent scalp damage.
After much discussion about her hair extension traumas, she agreed to go to the Head Of Household (HOH) Room, readjust the extensions in privacy while popping some Advil to calm the related pain.
Long Term Scalp Damage From Hair Extensions?
Should Victoria worry about scalp damage from hair extensions?
Yes. Scalp or related damage is always a possibility when wearing any type of hair extensions.
Wearing clip-in extensions which cause consistent head pain and scalp bleeding may, in some cases trigger traction alopecia hair loss due to the daily positioning of the extensions clips..
Many types of extensions ranging from fusion to clip-in may put excessive amount of pressure on the scalp triggering hair shedding.
Besides causing bald spots from the constant strain of the clip-in extensions, Victoria is risking other long term hair damage.
The damage resulting from the hair extensions may range from stalled hair growth to scalp abrasions to a change in permanent texture. Wearing clip-in hair extensions overnight can be extremely painful.
Summary - Hair Extension Trauma
Although 22 year old Big Brother #16 Victoria Rafaeli is gorgeous, she's paying a big price for appearing on the reality show with long lush brunette hair.
Victoria's price?Wearing heavy clip-in hair extensions 24/7 which is resulting in hair extension trauma ranging from headaches, scalp pain, scabs and bleeding.