Hair loss happens to the best of us. Don’t believe that? Just ask Jada Pinkett Smith.
The actress, singer and songwriter recently opened up about her battle with alopecia, a condition that causes hair to fall out in patches. On their own, these patches are often unnoticeable, but once the patches begin to connect, as they often do, they become more visible.
In a 2018 episode of her talk show, Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith opens up about her struggle with hair loss. She describes the moment of realization as “terrifying,” explaining how she was in the shower one day when handfuls of hairs just kept coming out of her head. Her initial thought, as to be expected, was “Oh my God, am I going bald?”
She then goes on to explain how she was shaking with fear, as hair loss can be an indicator of an underlying and more serious health condition. However, after consulting with her doctor and undergoing tests, Smith still does not have a medical explanation for her hair loss. When it comes to alopecia, many find themselves in the same boat.