Celebrity Hair News: January Jones' Tress Troubles

January Jones, star of Mad Men and a veritable bevy of major films, has been in the news lately for the trials and tribulations she's experienced with her tresses. Her hair is falling out, she's saying—and it's a possible result of excessive dying.

"I have been every color and now my hair is falling out in clumps," Jones, 35, told British magazine Grazia during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival, which she attended for the premiere of her film Sweetwater. "I've been blonde, red with extensions for this film, then blonde, then black, and now blonde again. I'm going to have to shave it off and wear a wig."

Jones blames color services for the distressing development, but the causes of hair falling out are many, including: stress, illness, trauma, pregnancy, excess of vitamin A, and an assortment of medical and genetic conditions. Of course, hair loss due to coloring isn't unheard of. An article on LiveStrong.com states that an improper application of color—or an over-application of dye—can damage hair and leave it dry and brittle, sometimes even leading to hair loss, but that hair loss due to coloring is typically temporary. That does leave a shred of hope!

Still, we don't have concrete evidence as to whether or not coloring was the culprit. What do you think—is it probable that Jones' hair loss is a result of excessive coloring, or not? And if overdying is a common reason for hair loss, what precautions can colorists take to prevent those unappealing consequences?


[Image: January Jones/Getty]

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