When we hear the name Jada Pinkett Smith, we think beauty, grace and talent. Like many other celebrities, it’s hard to picture flaws when it comes to Jada. However, in the latest episode of her Facebook show, Red Table Talk, Jada spoke out about her struggle with hair loss, ultimately proving to us that celebrities really are everyday people with everyday problems.
Over the past few months, Jada has only been seen rocking headwraps and short ‘dos. While we chalked the look up to being her spring/summer style, we now know it’s really been a way to find empowerment during a difficult situation.
When turbans become your new obsession. pic.twitter.com/Z772QHFXH1
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) February 24, 2018
“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?’” the 46-year-old actress explained during an emotional Red Table Talk.
“It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking with fear,” she continued. “That’s why I cut my hair and continued to cut it.”
Earlier this year, Pinkett-Smith debuted a new asymmetrical bob.
When my girl helps me resurrect that 1989 Jada! Let me fiiind out Madame Jeuge pic.twitter.com/fvPt0LeY42
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) January 10, 2018
Not even her husband, Will Smith, could stop raving about it.
Although headwraps and bob styles have been acting as a solution to her ongoing problem, Jada continues to consult medical experts, who still haven’t been able to identify the cause of the problem.
“I’ve gotten every kind of test there is to have [and they still] don’t know why,” said Jada.
Luckily, the actress has been able to put her initial fear behind her thanks to what she calls a “spiritual perspective.”
“The higher power takes so much from people,” said Jada. “People are out here with cancer. People have sick children. I watch the higher power take things every day…and, by golly, if the higher power wants to take [my] hair. That’s it?”
For now, Jada seems to be making the most out of the unsolved mystery.
“When my hair is wrapped I feel like a queen,” she explained. “I love having a wrapped head.”
Check out the latest episode of Red Table Talk below, where Jada, her daughter Willow, and mother Adrienne, discuss personal topics across three generations.