Since 2018, Jada Pinkett Smith has been vocal about her hair loss journey. On May 21, the Red Table Talk host tearfully shared her story, stating, “I’ve been getting a lot of questions about why I was wearing this turban. Well, I’ve been having issues with hair loss.” Now, three years later, she’s letting it all go — literally — because she’s completely shaved off her hair.
Daughter and musician Willow was the first to show off her mother’s bald head, sharing a gorgeous selfie of the duo on July 12. Just a few hours later, the newly initiated baldheaded baddie reposted the selfie on her Instagram with the caption, “Willow made me do it because it was time to let go BUT … my 50’s are bout to be Divinely lit with this shed.”
The mother-daughter duo looks so absolutely radiant that you may not even notice the lack of hair on Pinkett-Smith’s head. Throughout the years, the ’90s icon has given us some hair looks including some amazing short cuts — I mean, let’s be honest, she can rock the hell out of a pixie. But being completely bald is a different ballpark, and she’s low-key convincing us that maybe we all need to pull out the razors (or schedule an appointment with an experienced hairstylist) and give the short haircut a try.
While she looks absolutely stunning, we are even happier to see her journey with hair loss has evolved to one of love and acceptance. Despite the fact that hair loss is normal for many, moments like these where celebrities share their real experiences can feel very affirming for folks who may not feel as comfortable.
There’s no one way that hair loss looks, nor is there one “right” method to living with it, but Pinkett Smith shows us that it’s okay to just let all your hair go sometimes.
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