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Jada Pinkett Smith puts her hair-loss issues into proper perspective

Jada Pinkett Smith of late has been keeping her hair short or wearing head wraps. The reason, she revealed on her Facebook show, is that she’s been having “issues with hair loss.”
“It was terrifying when it first started. 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?’” the 46-year-old actress said during “Red Table Talk.”
Pinkett Smith star said she has consulted with numerous experts, but they haven’t been able to pinpoint the problem. Friends have suggested it might be alopecia, a skin disease responsible for hair loss, and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones believes stress might be the issue.
“I’ve gotten every kind of test there is to have,” said the “Girls Trip” star. “They don’t know why.”
The head wraps and short haircuts have been her way of hiding the problem. Luckily, the turbans have empowered Pinkett Smith.
“When my hair is wrapped I feel like a queen,” she explained. “I love having a wrapped head.”
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Earlier this year, Pinkett Smith also went with an asymmetrical bob that received the approval of her husband, Will Smith.
“I love her new cut, I had to show y’all,” he posted along with a video on Instagram.

“My hair has been a big part of me,” Pinkett Smith said. “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.’”
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Pinkett Smith said the hair loss initially had her “shaking in fear,” but now she’s learning to live with it since she’s realized others have far more important issues to deal with.
“I really had to put it into a spiritual perspective, like the higher power takes so much from people,” she said. “People are out here with cancer. People have sick children. I watch the higher power take things every day.”

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