Actress Jada Pinkett Smith recently shared an update about her struggles with Alopecia. Facing hair loss issues has been terrifying for Will Smith's wife.
Jada Pinkett Smith first opened up about her hair loss journey in May 2018 on “Red Table Talk” in an episode called "Body Confessions!" Jada revealed that she had been getting questions about why she started wearing turbans and explained why:
"Well, I've been having issues with hair loss. And it was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day, and then just hand-fills of hair in my hands, and I was like, 'Oh my God, am I going bald?'"
Pictured: (L) Hosts Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith speak onstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (R) Jada Pinkett Smith showing fans her head after going bald | Photo: Getty Images and Instagram/@jadapinkettsmith
FEAR OF LOSING HAIR
The 50-year-old further explained it was one of those times in her life when "I was shaking with fear," adding, "that’s why I cut my hair and why I continue to cut it.”
The “Girls Trip” star's hair had always been a big part of who she was, and taking care of it had been a beautiful ritual, adding "having the choice to have hair or not" had been a part of her journey.
Jada Pinkett Smith poses in the press room during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 at The Forum on December 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California | Photo: Getty Images
The producer noted that she realized after she discovered hair loss issues that she would no longer have that choice anymore.
In addition, the Baltimore native used to have such thick hair to the point where people used to think that she had weaves, but that was not the case.
THAT BOB CUT
That same year, Jada debuted a dramatic haircut of her 1989 edgy asymmetrical bob and showed it off in a bathroom selfie on her Instagram.
The hairstyle featured her hair flip on one side of her head and her husband Will Smith, 53, loved it so much that he could not stop showing it off to his Instagram followers.
GOING BALD & EMBRACING THE JOURNEY
In July 2021, the mom of two posted another haircut look first shared by her daughter Willow Smith, 21, who posted the image on her Instagram. Jada herself uploaded a video on the new look on her Instagram page with the caption:
"Willow made me do it because it was time to let go, BUT… my 50s are about to be Divinely lit with this shed."
The post received a lot of praise from fans who applauded the screenwriter for embracing the hairstyle and using her platform to talk about her battle with Alopecia openly.
Recently, Jada posted another video debuting a bald look accompanied by a positive message regarding her struggle with the condition and wrote: "This alopecia and I are going to be friends…period!" as she rubbed her head, admiring her new look.
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