Jada Pinkett Smith is getting candid about her hair loss.
The 50-year-old actress, who revealed in 2018 that she suffers from alopecia, shared a video update with her followers on Tuesday.
“Now at this point I can only laugh,” she said in the short clip, pointing to a faint line of hair loss on her head that she said appeared “just all of a sudden one day.”
“Y’all know I’ve been struggling with alopecia,” she explained, adding, “look at this line right here…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 not asking any questions.”
Pinkett Smith, who debuted a buzzcut over the summer, captioned the video “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 first shared her struggles with hair loss on a 2018 episode of her show “Red Table Talk,” saying, “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and then just handfuls of hair just in my hands … It was one of those times in my life that I was literally shaking with fear.”
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The “Girls Trip” star said at the time that caring for her hair had been “a beautiful ritual,” and said she was experimenting with both shorter hairstyles and wearing a turban.
She eventually decided to shave her head, saying in June that her 21-year-old daughter Willow — who has sported a shaved style herself in the past — “made [her] do it” as it was “time to let go.”