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"Now at this point, I can only laugh": Jada Pinkett Smith on her struggle with alopecia.

Jada Pinkett Smith has always been an open book when it comes to her hair loss

During an episode of Red Table Talk in 2018, she detailed the raw and very emotional impact of losing her hair, before sharing her experience with trialling steroid injections to manage her condition.

"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?'" she said on Red Table Talk.

In a recent post on Instagram, the star has shared another update on her condition. 

She gave her followers an up-close look at the patches of hair loss on her scalp that have come with alopecia - an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles. It's a treatable condition, but not curable.

Watch: Umm... Jada Pinkett Smith told her daughter about her multiple orgasms. Post continues below.


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"Now at this point, I can only laugh," she said. "Y'all know I've been struggling with alopecia and just all of a sudden one day, look at this line right here. Look at that," she said in the video, painting out a patch across her scalp.

"So it just showed up like that and this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide. So I thought I'd just share it so y'all are not asking any questions."

"But you know mama's going to put some rhinestones in there. I'm going to make me a little crown. That's what mama's going to do."

The 50-year-old actor and talk show host captioned her Instagram video: "Mama's gonna have to take it down to the scalp so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something. Me and this alopecia are going to be friends… period!" 

Here's the full clip below:

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One fan wrote, "gorgeous as always… it’s your tiara spot!", while another said, "Not many people could look even more gorgeous with their head shaved like you do !! It just brings out your gorgeous perfect cheekbones and bone structure..."

In June this year, the Matrix star said that after struggling with her condition for so long, she was ready to embrace baldness.

In an Instagram post, she revealed her daughter, Willow, inspired her to take the plunge and shave her head into a matching buzz cut.

"Willow made me do it because it was time to let go BUT ... my 50s are [about] to be divinely lit with this shed," she wrote on Instagram.

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Here's to celebrities getting candid about hair loss, and building more awareness around such a common issue.

Feature image: Instagram; @jadapinkettsmith.