Jada Pinkett Smith ‘shaking with fear’ over hair loss
Jada Pinkett Smith revealed she’s suffering from alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.
“I’ve been having issues with hair loss,” Pinkett Smith, 46, said in her latest “Red Table Talk”webisode which focused on “body confessions.” “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and then just handfuls of hair just in my hands … It was one of those times in my life that I was literally shaking with fear.”
She continued, “My hair has been a big part of me. Taking care of my hair has been a beautiful ritual.”
In recent months, the actress has tried out several hairstyles to adapt to the change: first cutting it short, then wearing turbans and hair wraps. “When my hair is wrapped, I feel like a queen,” she explained.
Pinkett Smith added that she underwent “every kind of test” to find out the cause of her hair loss but results were inconclusive.
Elsewhere in the conversation, Pinkett Smith’s mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who’s a known knockout on Instagram, shared she hates her thighs and worries about her weight.
Willow Smith confessed to feeling self-conscious about her thin frame as boys she’s liked gravitated toward curvier girls.