The Matrix Resurrection Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has told about her experience with alopecia in a candid new video.
While she showed some hair loss on top of her head on Instagram, Jada explained that she did not get a “brain surgery” and that it was only her alopecia.
SEE Jada talk about his condition in the video above
“Now at this point I can only laugh. I mean, you know I’m struggling with alopecia, and all of a sudden one day – look at this line right here – look at it,” she said as she touched her scalp.
“And then it just turned up like that.
“Now, it’s getting a little harder for me to hide, so I thought I would share it so you do not ask any questions,” the actor continued.
“But you know, Mom’s going to put some rhinestones in there, and I just want to make a little crown for me. That’s what Mom wants to do.”
That Red Table Talk the host wrote the post: “Mom will have to take it down to the scalp so no one thinks she’s had brain surgery or anything😜 Me and this alopecia become friends … period! 😆.”
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, alopecia areata is a “disease that develops when the body attacks its own hair follicles (where hair grows from), which can cause hair loss all over the body.”
This is not the first time that Jada is opening up about having alopecia.
In 2018, the actress described the “horrible” feeling she felt when she first found out she was about to lose her hair.
“It was scary when it first started,” Jada continued Red Table Talk back then.
“I was in the shower one day and just saw a handful of hair in my hands. And I was just like, ‘Oh my God, am I going to be bald?’ It was one of those times in my life when I was literally shaking with fear. “
It took Jada a while to come to terms with what was happening to her, and she admitted that she had seen her hair as an extension of her identity.
“My hair has been a big part of me,” she said earlier.
“Taking care of my hair has been a beautiful ritual – and having the choice between having hair or not. And then one day being like, ‘Oh my God, I may not have that choice anymore’.”
Jada said she stopped worrying about her hair as she began to put things in a “spiritual perspective.”
“The higher power takes so much from people. People are out here who have cancer, people have sick children,” she said. “And hell, if the higher power will take your hair – is it? … When I looked at it from that perspective, it really struck me. ”
In July, Jada got her hair shaved off, a step she said she did after her daughter, Willow Smith, inspired her to do so.
When she debuted her new look on Instagram, she wrote: “Willow made me do it because it was time to let go, BUT… my 50s are being divinely enlightened with this shed.”
Willow Smith supported his mother and wrote on Instagram at the time, “a gift is pure when given from the heart to the right person at the right time and in the right place and when we do not expect anything in return.”