Jada Pinkett Smith revealed she’s been dealing with “terrifying” hair loss after receiving questions from fans about why she’s been covering up her locks.
Smith, 46, opened up in Tuesday’s episode “Red Table Talk” on Facebook about undergoing several tests to determine why she’s been losing her hair. She said some professionals told her it was stress while others said she has alopecia, an autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss.
“A lot of people have been asking why I’ve been wearing turbans,” Smith said. “Well, I haven’t talked about it. It’s not easy to talk about, but I am going to talk about it.”
The actress recalled the “terrifying” moment when she was in the shower and “handfuls of hair” fell into her hands. She added that she loved her “big, thick beautiful hair.”
“Oh my God, am I going bald?” Smith recalled thinking.
She added, “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.”