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‘It Just Showed Up Like That’: Jada Pinkett Smith Shows Effects of Alopecia

Now that it’s been a few years since she initially opened up about her struggles with alopecia, Jada Pinkett Smith has been feeling more comfortable with talking about what else she’s had to endure with the hair loss condition.

She posted a video on Instagram on Dec. 28, seemingly in good spirits, and laughing about her latest experience with alopecia. Leaning her head downward, she pointed at a line on her scalp and said, “Look at this line right here. Look at that. Look at that and so it just showed up like that.”

Jada Pinkett Smith. (Photo: @jadapinkettsmith/Instagram)

The 50-year-old said, “Now this is going to be a little more difficult for me to hide. So I thought I’d just share it so y’all not asking any questions.” But the actress didn’t let the situation get her down instead she figured out a quick solution she could do to hide the line. “You know mama’s going to put some rhinestones in there. I’m just gon’ make me a little crown. That’s what mama’s gon do,” she said with a smile.

In the caption, she let it be known that she will not let this new line get her down. “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,” she wrote.

The “Matrix” actress first revealed her battle with alopecia in an episode of her hit talk show “Red Table Talk.” She explained to her many concerned fans that she kept wearing turbans and would always cut her hair because she was experiencing hair loss.

“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?’ It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear. That’s why I cut my hair, and why I continue to cut it.”


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