While Jada Pinkett Smith looks super stylish in headscarves, it turns out there’s a very specific reason she wears them. On — you guessed it — another Red Table Talk episode, she revealed that she’s been struggling with hair loss, and often covers her hair to hide the condition. “I was in the shower one day, and then [there was] just handfuls of hair … in my hands. I was just like, ‘Oh my god. Am I going bald?’ It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking with fear,” said the star.
She also revealed that her hair loss was the reason for her close-cropped, asymmetrical hairstyles. Sadly, even though she’s “gotten every kind of test there is to have,” Pinkett Smith said the reason for her hair loss remains unknown.
Later, she explained in a video on Instagram that she’s been treating her hair loss with “steroid injections,” which according to her are “helping, but not curing” it. And in the meantime, she’s counting her blessings. “I had to put it in a spiritual perspective of like, the higher power takes so much from people,” she shared on Red Table Talk, adding, “And by golly, if the higher power wants to take your hair? That’s it? … When I looked at it from that perspective, it really did settle me.”