The 50-year-old actress, activist and Purple Desk Discuss host, who suffers from autoimmune dysfunction alopecia (which assaults hair follicles leading to bald spots and hair loss), shared a candid video displaying off one of many naked scalp patches that she’s merely embracing.
“Now at this point, I can only laugh,” Pinkett Smith mentioned as she ran her finger throughout a bald line patch alongside the middle of her scalp. “Y’all know I’ve been struggling with alopecia and just all of a sudden one day, look at this line right here. Look at that.”
With a snort, Pinkett Smith continued: “So it just showed up like that and this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide. So I thought I’d just share it so y’all are not asking any questions.”
Quite than get upset about it, the actress prefers to put a constructive spin on her hair loss. “But you know mama’s going to put some rhinestones in there. I’m going to make me a little crown. That’s what mama’s going to do,” Pinkett Smith mentioned.
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She captioned her Instagram video saying: “Mama’s gonna have to take it down to the scalp so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something😜 Me and this alopecia are going to be friends … period!😆.”
This previous July, Pinkett Smith was impressed by 21-year-old Willow Smith (who she shares with husband Will Smith) to completely shave her head. “Willow made me do it because it was time to let go,” she captioned the publish.
“BUT … my 50’s are bout to be Divinely lit with this shed❣️😜” the Red Table Talk host added.
In 2018, Pinkett Smith opened up about her “issues with hair loss” throughout an episode of Purple Desk Discuss, explaining, “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, ‘Oh my god, am I going bald?’
However, she eventually found a treatment that halted some of the hair loss. “I am getting my little steroid injections, they usually appear to be serving to, however not curing, however they appear to be serving to, however I am open to different concepts,” the star said in the video post.
Pinkett Smith, who showed off her short hairstyle, also said she was grateful for the advice she’s received.
“I simply need to say a thanks to everybody for all of the outreach, from all of the medical doctors and all of the holistic practitioners, who’ve been reaching out to me for this head of mine, I admire it a lot,” she said. “And I am taking into a lot of consideration all of the suggestions which are coming my manner.”