January Jones’ hair is “falling out in clumps” from dyeing it too much

When I first read the headline about “January Jones says her hair is falling out in clumps” I thought it was going to be another one of those horrific childbirth and postpartum stories that new mothers tell about what REALLY happens to your body during and after a pregnancy. Selma Blair once discussed how her hair was “falling out in clumps” after she gave birth, something about vitamins and hormones or whatever. Well, this January story isn’t like that. January’s hair is falling out because it’s overprocessed and she’s used too many chemicals on it, so now she’s going bald. Was her dystopian hairstyle at the SAGs her last hair hurrah?

January Jones’ days as a hair chameleon may be over. Speaking to British magazine Grazia Daily during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the blonde-again actress talked about the side effects of her multiple hair makeovers while promoting the movie Sweetwater.

“I have been every color and now my hair is falling out in clumps,” Jones said. “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.”

The 35-year-old actress said that while she likes experimenting with new hues, her 16-month-old son Xander likes her golden locks best. “I like it all colors,” Jones told Grazia. “It makes you feel different according to what color it is, but I prefer to be blonde. My son recognizes me in photos when I am blonde. He says, ‘Mama.’”

Jones — who has never publicly revealed her baby daddy’s identity — is “so brave” when it comes to dyeing her hair new colors, according to her colorist Jennifer J. (of Juan Juan Salon in Beverly Hills).

“One time, seven or eight years ago, we made her whole head bubblegum pink!” the hair pro told Us Weekly in November. “It’s fun to do color changes, especially with somebody who looks good in everything.”

[From Us Weekly]

I almost always think that women look better with darker hair, but I’m making an exception for January. She only really looks good as a blonde, I think. Not that she looks terrible with red or brown hair, I just think the blonde suits her best of all. But it would be interesting if she had to go “Full Travolta” from hair loss. Poor January.

In other JJ news, while she was at Sundance, she was asked if she was going to return as Emma Frost in the sequel to the X-Men prequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Matthew Vaughn, who helmed First Class, is not returning as the director this time. So… there’s that. Cough. Cough. Hegh-ack! Got it. Genius Bryan Singer will be directing Days of Future Past, and the cast is already getting firmed up – Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence will all appear. As for January and Emma Frost… January says no one has spoken to her. Heh.

“I don’t know that I’m in it, I don’t think Emma’s in this one. Well they haven’t told me if I am (laughs). I wouldn’t put it past them though, I got the script for the first one on the airplane on the way there. It’s called Days of Future Past I think, and I think it’s more about James [McAvoy] and Michael [Fassbender] and then Patrick [Stewart] and Ian [McKellan], and I think it’s gonna go back and forth with those so I don’t think Emma’s in those bits. I don’t know, I really don’t know.”

[Via Collider]

I mean… obviously, there was the (cough!) baby-daddy drama, but beyond that, everyone kind of hated January’s Emma Frost. The X-Men fan-girls and fan-boys told me that Emma Frost was one of the most beloved mutants, and that January just didn’t bring anything to the character. So… probably no Emma/January.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. marie says:

    it happens. I once dyed my hair black (thought it was a brown, my fault for not reading) and in the process of trying to get my hair back to light brown (turned green) it started falling out like crazy-I don’t dye my hair much anymore.

    • Lauren says:

      Bleaching does damage your hair. After 8 years…my hair began breaking off, and fell out in clumps. So scary & frightening. Stopped bleaching over a year ago..back to dark brown..blahhh..but my hair stopped snapping & falling out. Began ingesting various vitamins. However, folks told me i looked better as a fake blonde..i would rather have hair.

  2. Nur says:

    When I lost a lot of weight in 6 months, I had my hair fell out in clumps too. I even had visible widening of my hair lines. But those kinds of hormonal/vitamin deficinecy/weight loss related hair loss is temporary. I believe overuse of chemicals also causes temporary hair loss. Once u stop using those toxins, the hair will gradually grow back. I got mine back after 4-5 months of waiting out. So she should be fine but she should stop messing around with her hair.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      For years and years I (or my Mom or Hairdresser) dyed my hair blonde – by the end I only had a short wisp of hair left but thought it looked good cause I was blonde – I quit the dye and using chemical shampoos and it has grown stronger and longer and natural colour isn’t bad like I thought it was when I started to dye it.

  3. gee says:

    Sometimes I wish I could just shave it all off and start fresh. If I could afford high quality wigs and extensions and stuff, I would. There are SO MANY cute short hairstyles I’d love to try without having to wear every day.

    • Christina says:

      gee, I did just that almost four years ago. Shaved it clean off! Mine was falling off in clumps because of stress. It was wonderful to be bald for a while, but I have to say I couldn’t wait for it to grow back. Now it’s long and I love it! But no more stressing over stupid things and no more hair dye, that’s for sure!

  4. Liv says:

    I just don’t like her. She’s so dislikable.

    • karmasabiatch! says:

      ITA. There is something sooo sleazy yet snooty about her.
      I actually have pity for her with the hair issues. I jumped aboard the extensions craze several years ago, thinking, “Crikey, what a great idea! Now I can have unnaturally thick hair, too!” Until the extensions came out and I had-NO hair left.
      It has taken me almost three years to get back my natural hair, thank you God. No more coloring. Never any extensions again!

  5. Sarah says:

    With her line of work it’s not surprising. January has access to good wigs, it shouldn’t be a big deal.

  6. kai says:

    I think i’m the only person who like her. I feel alone

  7. yellowlala says:

    I hated her in xmen. awful….so was zoe kravits, otherwise the film was prefect.fingers crossed she is not in the next film

  8. lflips says:

    Reading this makes me glad I’ve never dyed my hair.

  9. La Calabaza says:

    I know what she means. I dye my hair every months because I have some grey hairs and it sucks! I wish I didn’t have to but I’m too young (26!) to go around with greys. Any alternative, girls?

    • MaraJade says:

      Sort of, slash not really… I mean there’s henna — not the cheapo stuff but the high-quality, tattoo-grade powder — which is amazing for hair (I mean, thickener, restorative, shine-builder, you name it), but it’s a limited solution as you pretty much,

      (a) have to commit to being a redhead — though you can modulate the shade quite well, from bright red to rich auburn

      (b) have to say bye to chemical dye, as the stuff will not stick to henna-ed hair.

      There are some hair treatment ampoules that are supposed to stop or slow hair loss, but I think they work on a case-by-case basis and a course of those is pretty expensive.

      • Leen says:

        You don’t have to be a red head if you use henna. There’s black henna which changes your hair to dark brown and there’s also saffron which would give you a blondish dye. I’ve been using henna for years (started out with red henna then started using black henna). Also to strengthen your hair, it is good to mix it with eggs or if you want a very reddish tint to your hair, using tea with the mix is very good. Also if you want to lighten your hair naturally, you can out ale/lager on your hair and let it get bleached by the sun. I personally like to stay away from chemicals and processed dyes, I like to stick to natural dyes.

    • Soapboxpudding says:

      Embrace your grey! I started going grey at 22 (I’m 34 now) and I would never dye mine away. I am a bit lucky in that mine is concentrated In a natural rogue streak at the front. I get tons of complements on it and wont dye once it spreads.
      My sisters say it makes them feel old to see my grey but I think if you embrace it and don’t act like a 60 yr old then what’s the fuss? Why put all that energy into faking it? It will make you unique and distinguished!

      • Carla says:

        I would LOVE to have a Roguish grey haired string, but Im’ 27, brunette, and the grey ones pop up alone and all across, so it looks pretty unpolished, like you give a crap. And -because mine is short- even more gay; so guys won’t come hit on me, like, ever. REALLY.

    • La Calabaza says:

      Thank you, girls, for your advices!!! :)

  10. Lolly says:

    That’s Sir Patrick & Sir Ian to you bitch!

  11. dvz says:

    Perhaps her hair dislikes her too. Her nose looks strange. Has it always been like that? I seem to remember it being more refined.

  12. Cinnamon says:

    I only use semi permanents in my hair once or twice a year now as opposed to highlights every 8 weeks and my hair is in such better condition. i accidentally went too light one time during high lights (didnt realize full foil was the equivalent of practically bleaching my black hair orangey blond) and my hair felt like straw for months. i gave up high lights after that and lifes been great and my wallet is happy.

    i wish i never started dyeing my hair though. stupid Sun In ruined me in 6th grade haha

  13. chloe says:

    i’ve had white hair since eleven (genes), so yeah i have to dye it twice a month :(

  14. Talie says:

    The way the news was covering this yesterday, you would’ve thought she said she had alopecia.

    As for X-Men, the fan boys need to calm down. She wasn’t there to be Meryl Streep, she was the eye candy. The T&A. And anyway, she dodged a bullet, Singer sucks and messed up all his own X-Men movies. They don’t even come close to First Class.

  15. Hoya_chick says:

    She was the WORST part of that movie! So wooden, no acting skills at all! Terrible. Fassy’s dong imprint when he was in those sweats jogging made up for it. Yum. That’s the only time I was really like whoa he’s hot. Wait, what were we talking about? Oh hair. Things like this always shock me. I mean she has access to the best hair people and products and her hair is still falling out? You’d think they’d advise her against dying it too often and gradually moving from one color to the next to decrease the chances of damaging her hair. I don’t get how she keeps getting work. She isn’t a good actress and is uber plain looking and seems kinda bitchy.

  16. MaraJade says:

    Well, I mean, she was so *bland*. Even with the full-tilt male gaze happening, she still blended into the scenery — which, when you look like her and you have over 70% of your skin on display… Yeah.

    I’m not a comics girl, so I went on the wiki to read up on Emma Frost (total badass, btw!) before seeing XMFC, and the only thing movie!Emma had in common with canon was the powers.

    Speaking of casting, anyone else think ‘Days of Future Past’ is heading for some convoluted storylines, now they’ve also brought in Rogue, Shadowcat and Iceman?

  17. Miss You Enclave24 says:

    I cant get with this chick or her 40 year old looking toddler.

  18. Addison says:

    I personally like January Jones. I think she is very pretty and I like the way she dresses. Her baby is cute. I liked her character and too bad if they are not bringing her back. She has cool powers and for the person who commented on her being wooden, maybe that is who she was directed to be. You know Emma Frost, FROST. Get it…

    I am not an X-Men fan girl but I am a superhero fan so I have enjoyed the comic movie versions for the most part. Except the Hulk movies and the previous Superman (with Kevin Spacey), and Green Lantern. Most others have been okay with the Christian Bale Batman versions, the first Iron Man, The Avengers , First Class, taking top spots in my book.

    The price of acting for January is her hair. I’d go with wigs if I were her from now on and stick with my natural hair. Does anyone know what her natural color is?

    I wish her well!

  19. Yeah, that’s why good colorists don’t want you to be “so brave” about dye.

  20. NeoCleo says:

    I don’t like or dislike her but that hair do is a hair don’t.

  21. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Starving and/or purging and/or using laxatives in their quest to be thin can also cause hair loss. You can see it’s quite common in anorexically-thin celebrities — like that Rancic woman, Victoria Beckham, Diane Kruger, Rachel Zoe, Kate Bosworth, etc. Unfortunately, the list goes on and on.

    The worst part is, if this is what poor nutrition is doing to their hair, can you imagine what it’s doing to their bones and organs?

  22. Violet says:

    Ever since someone pointed out that she looked like 1970s David Bowie, I can’t unsee the resemblance!

    It’s a hideously unflattering look for her, especially with that harsh makeup.

  23. Rose says:

    I liked her in American Wedding & Love Actually when she was a young actress, but she seems to have gotten bitter because she’s not the huge star she thought she’d be. Her recent roles suck and she’s bland and bitchy. And the speculation over Fassbender being the baby daddy (it’s obviously Matthew Vaughn) really made me hate this ho. It’s funny to hear her hair is falling out :)

  24. Sara says:

    I will never understand why women do all that damage to their hair. I can understand the occasional(twice per year) highlights or lowlights but the constant dyeing and highlighting isn’t worth what will happen to your hair in the long run. Fried blonde hair isn’t pretty ever.

  25. KellyinSeattle says:

    I once dyed my hair, and it turned the same exact color as the old apes on Planet of The Apes

  26. muppet_barbershop says:

    Yeah, mine did that. And I was never a bleach-blond. It’s foolish to do permanent dye long-term if your hair isn’t super strong, really. I’m glad I kicked the habit. :)

  27. A Fan says:

    Well then, quit dyeing it. The colour looks terrible on her – surely, someone with her money can hire a better colourist. Better yet, how ’bout go natural…what a novel thought.

  28. Annie says:

    It is really more extensions that cause hair to fall out in clumps rather than dye unless you are absolutely bleaching the crap out of it – January’s hair doesn’t look over processed here but extensions are so harsh on natural hair.