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Jada Pinkett Smith Shares Hair Growth Update After Alopecia Diagnosis

Jada Pinkett Smith Shares Hair Growth Update After Alopecia Diagnosis

08/09/2023 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

Jada Pinkett Smith is not letting her alopecia diagnosis get in her way. The actress has shared some new images of her journey to grow her hair back and she looks good doing it.

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The Red Table Talk host took to Instagram to share two selfies. In the first photo, her head looks shaved, and in the second, her hair seems to have grown a bit more.

“This here hair is act’n like it’s try’n a make a come back. Still have some trouble spots but — we’ll see,” she said in the post's caption.

Pinkett Smith first shared her diagnosis during an episode of Red Table Talk in 2018.

“A lot of people have been asking why I’ve been wearing turbans," she said on camera. "Well, I haven’t talked about it. It’s not easy to talk about, but I am going to talk about it.”

“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?’,” she shared. “It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear. That’s why I cut my hair, and why I continue to cut it.”

She continued to explain that this has been a journey of hers that she didn't expect to eb on and has been unsettling to go through.

“My hair has been a big part of me,” she continued. “Taking care of my hair has been a beautiful ritual and having the choice to have hair or not. And then one day to be like, ‘Oh my god, I might not have that choice anymore.’”