JoJo Siwa Says Bald Patch Is Due To ‘Dancing Moms’ Stress, Not Ponytails

  • JoJo Siwa said a bald spot on her head was the result of her time on “Dance Moms.”
  • Siwa starred on the show before signing a contract with Nickelodeon and becoming a pop star.
  • In a follow-up, she said the patch was the result of a stress rash, not her high ponytails.

JoJo Siwa says a bald spot on her head is due to her time on ‘Dance Moms’ as a child — not the high ponytails she’s worn for years.

Siwa, 19, appeared on the Lifetime reality series during her pre-teens, joining the Abby Lee Dance Company in its fifth season. She then left the company during the latter half of the show’s sixth season, claiming in a 2017 YouTube video that it was due to a new opportunity with Nickelodeon.

In a TikTok video, she said her time on the show left her with a bald spot on her head.

“When someone notices my baldness and wonders where it’s coming from…” Siwa said in an onscreen caption of a video flipping her now short hair over her head, before moving on to photos of herself in the series.

Siwa recently cut her hair, posting a TikTok video in April showing her rocking a new, much shorter style. Previously, she was known for wearing her blonde hair in a tight, slicked back ponytail, usually accompanied by one of her trademark top knots. As Vulture previously reported, people speculated online that Siwa’s ponytails led to hair loss.

In a follow-up video, Siwa clarified that the spot was due to stress, not the ponytails she regularly wore.

“It’s because when I was little – you can see I have a bit of it right now – but when I was little I got a really bad rash here on ‘Dance Moms’ , and I was choosing everything all day,” Siwa said. “And I damaged every hair follicle that was there.”

Siwa told The New York Times in 2021 that she has no regrets about her time on “Dance Moms”, saying “nothing I’ve ever done was anything I didn’t want to do”.

She also praised trainer Abby Lee Miller, who ran the business at the center of “Dance Moms,” telling Us Weekly in 2020 that she and Miller were still talking.

“Even though you see her yelling and yelling at kids on TV like Abby made seven stars,” Siwa told Us Weekly. “I wouldn’t do this if it wasn’t for her.”

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