For years, short hair has been one of Jada Pinkett Smith's hallmarks, but recently, the actress surprised her followers by showing off her bald head. This Tuesday, she explained the reason for her new look.
“Mom will have to cut it all the way down to her scalp so no one thinks she had brain surgery or something. This alopecia and I are going to be friends... period!” Ella Pinkett wrote on her Instagram account, alongside a clip of her recounting what led her to make that determination.
The actress suffers from alopecia, which attacks the hair follicles and causes hair loss, and in the last clip that she uploaded to the networks, she talked about her condition. "Now, at this point, I can only laugh," she expressed Pinkett Smith, as she ran her hand over her head.
“I've been battling alopecia and all of a sudden, one day, look at this line here. Look at that,” she requested as she pointed to a scar-like portion of her scalp on which she has no hair. And laughing, she continued she: “she appeared like this and this is going to be a little more difficult to hide; so I thought I'd share it so they don't ask me questions." Then, in a humorous tone, she said that a small crown with rhinestones will be made on that line.
Although many of her followers were surprised, the actress never hid her hair problems. So, in July, Pinkett Smith followed the advice of her 21-year-old daughter, Willow Smith, and she completely shaved her head. "Willow made me do it because it was time to let him go," she explained at the time. In fact, her daughter shaved her head at the same time as Pinkett. In addition, the mother of the actress, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, also sports a very short hair.
Already in 2018, Will Smith's wife referred to her alopecia problem in one of the episodes of her Facebook program, Red Table Talk, in which she usually speaks openly about her life and, also, that of her family. “This is something I haven't wanted to talk about before because it's not easy to deal with, but I think the time has come to do it. I find myself struggling with hair loss issues. One day I was in the shower and all of a sudden I found that I had handfuls of hair in my hands. and I thought, 'My God, I'm going bald. It was a time in my life when I literally I was trembling with fear. That's why I hide my hair,” she recounted.
Later, she shared with her followers that she had found a treatment that was working. “I'm getting my little steroid injections, and they seem to be helping. They don't cure, but they seem to be helping. I'm open to other ideas anyway,” she revealed.
The sincerity with which the actress addresses her audience seems to be a family matter. So much so that the other son of Pinkett and Smith, Jaden, 23, also chose his mother's program to speak openly about her weight problems.
In an open-hearted talk, the young man said that in 2019 his family intervened to help him overcome his eating disorders, caused by nerves and anxiety. "I was able to work with a team of doctors, get my vitamins back, and get my daily protein shake supplements," he said Monday.
“Those shakes are half my diet. It's like a password that I have to find for my body. Today I weigh about five kilos more than a few months ago, ”he explained, adding that he is also going to the gym to gain muscle mass.
“I've come a long way from that picture that was taken of me at Coachella, where I was all bone. I just wasn't hungry,” he said as the screen flashed a picture from two years ago of Jaden enjoying the famous Californian music festival.
Red Table Talk has become the place chosen by the Pinkett Smith family to tell all kinds of infidelities. Last July, the hostess herself defined herself as "a walking miracle" when reviewing her history of addictions and reflecting on the impact that these could have had on her present. "Drinking red wine for me was like drinking water," launched the Matrix: resurrections actress, who also said that she could drink a bottle in an hour and a half, and that she mixed it with ecstasy and marijuana.
Similarly, in 2020, Pinkett confessed in front of cameras to her husband, Will Smith, that she had been unfaithful to him, having a relationship with singer August at a time when they were going through a marital crisis.