Mad Men's January Jones: Hair Is "Falling Out In Clumps"

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You  might know her as the long-suffering Betty Francis, née Draper, in the popular American TV series Mad Men, but January Jones has become famous in her own right on both sides of the channel thanks to her striking beauty and her forays into acting on the big screen.

Dye Hard

Appearing at the Sundance Film Festival to promote her latest movie Sweetwater, the star confessed to struggling with hair loss, despite being known for her Grace Kelly-esque hair style. Jones explained that she has been paying the price for changing her hair for her various film and television roles.

Discussing her hair dye misdemeanours, the ex-Mrs Draper explained: "I like it all colours, it makes you feel different according to what colour it is, but I prefer to be blonde...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."

Just A Myth

January might be relieved to know that whilst she has apparently damaged her hair with excess dyeing, this will be a temporary problem affecting existing hair, whilst new hair should grow through in good condition. There are many myths about hair dye and hair loss, though no evidence to prove that a significant link exists.

If January is experiencing significant hair loss from her scalp, it may be that the hair dye isn't to blame (this will usually cause more hair breakage as supposed to hair falling out). The condition Telogen Effluvium can cause increased hair shedding, and occurs when a sudden or significant stress effects the body. This can be anything from work related stress to a recent illness putting stress on the body. If January is experiencing this manner of hair loss, she'll be pleased to know that hair usually grows back by itself in a matter of months.

Not Mad About Hair Loss?

If January is finding that her hair hasn't returned, it may be that a hair loss treatment programme containing clinically proven medication minoxidil could help the star regrow her thinning patches. Minoxidil is approved by the MHRA and the FDA, the UK and US medical regulatory bodies respectively, and can make a real difference to women affected by certain types of hair loss.

A high strength minoxidil cream could also help if January is experiencing Traction Alopecia on account of wearing hair extensions. It is also recommended that anyone worried about hair loss ceases to use hair extensions, weaves, or tight hair styles, which can put undue pressure on the hair follicle, causing it to weaken.


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