Jada Pinkett Smith formally announced to the world that she suffered from alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that results in bald spots and hair loss, back in 2018. Since then, the actress has been very vocal and transparent about her journey, sharing videos online about her hair loss and sporting her bare scalp with confidence.
Back on December 28, 2021, Jada took to Instagram to share a forty second video openly speaking about her struggle with alopecia. However, the actress did not fail to laugh it off and keep a positive attitude, stating “Now at this point, I can only laugh. 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.” Smith then points to the bald line patch running horizontally across the center of her scalp. She continues, “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.”
Jada ends the video with, “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.” She expressed that she will also be taking her cut “down to the scalp.” Ending her caption with “Me and this alopecia are going to be friends… period!”
Jada has always been graceful and accepting in her struggle with alopecia. She made the decision to completely part ways with her hair last July, embracing the fact that “it was time to let go.” Moving forward she claimed that her 50’s were about to be “divinely lit with this shed” and has since been showing just that. She has rocked her bald scalp with confidence, appearing on numerous episodes of her talk show, Red Table Talk, and most recently at the movie premiere of The Matrix Resurrections.
Earlier this week, the actress took to Instagram to share another uplifting message that we believe thoroughly encompasses her struggle with alopecia and journey to self acceptance. She captioned it with an eloquent message stating, “We are so much more than what we APPEAR to be. We are more than our gender, color, age, accomplishments, trauma and so on…” And we couldn’t agree more, Jada.