Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about hair loss, saying she wants to be friends with alopecia

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The 50-year-old actress has taken to Instagram to discuss her experience of alopecia - which causes bald spots and hair loss - and explain that she won't allow the autoimmune disorder to bring her down.

Jada - who is seen in the video clip running her fingers across her scalp - says: "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. 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."

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The Hollywood star - who is married to Will Smith - explained that she wants to take a positive approach to the hair-loss issue.

She continued: "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."

Jada also captioned the video: "Mama's gonna have to take it down to the scalp, so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something [tongue out emoji]. Me and this alopecia are going to be friends… period! [laughter emoji] (sic)."

Jada previously discussed her hair-loss issues during an episode of Red Table Talk in 2018.

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She shared: "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?'"

Jada also revealed that she'd found treatment to help with her hair loss.

"I'm getting my little steroid injections, and they seem to be helping, but not curing, but they seem to be helping, but I'm open to other ideas," she said.

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