As somebody who had blue hair for the better part of the last seven years, I have made my way around the hair damage block. When I was 17 or so, I bleached my hair six times in one month to get it almost white blonde (it did not look half as good as I thought it might on me) and my hair started breaking. While I was lucky that nothing more terrible than that happened, it did send me a wakeup call on how important it is to give your hair a break when it needs one. Apparently, January Jones‘ hair is now experiencing a similar — albeit more dramatic — turn for the worse.
Jones has gone from one hair color to another several times in the past year or so, but now it appears the bleach has taken its toll on her locks. According to Grazia Daily, while being interviewed at the Sundance Film Festival, Jones confessed her hair issue:
“I have been every colour and now my hair is falling out in clumps. 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.”
Lucky for celebrities, expensive professional care, products and stylists can go a long way when it comes to the health of your hair. For the rest of us, it’s best to stick to not bleaching very often (if ever), using natural hair dyes and utilizing products that will help your hair’s health rather than just make it look pretty.
As for me, I stopped bleaching my hair except at the roots a few years ago and noticed a total difference in how healthy it was having only been bleached one time rather than multiple. Then, in July, I switched to my natural hair color for the first time since — actually, I’m not sure when, but it was entirely too long ago. Now, my hair actually switched textures back to being curly like it was during my childhood and has a lot more bounce (that sounds so silly, I know, but it’s true).
So, if you’ve switched to a shade that takes a lot of bleaching, just be sure to go about it safely and cautiously to avoid any permanent damage to your follicles and scalp. Fortunately, it appears that it can be eventually nursed back to health for the most part, but it’s just best to be careful to prevent any “hair falling out in clumps” scenarios.