Though she’s been rocking super short styles for years, Jada Pinkett Smith just took the ultimate plunge and shaved her head completely bald. She also shared why this moment was so important for her, and the special family member who helped her reach it.
In 2018, Pinkett Smith revealed she was dealing with major hair loss. Per Allure, she said during a Red Table Talk, “It’s not easy to talk about it, but I am going to talk about it” and recounted the story of handfuls of hair falling out during a shower. Despite taking every test and consulting with her doctor, she could find no underlying cause for the condition. “Taking care of my hair has been a beautiful ritual, as is having the choice to have hair or not,” she said at the time.
Now, in 2021, she’s reached a point where she’s able to let it all literally go. On July 12, her daughter, Willow Smith, shared a backyard mother-daughter picture in which they are both hair-free and carefree (and glowing!). She captioned the snap, “a gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.”
Pinkett Smith shared the entire post to her own page, adding, “Willow made me do it because it was time to let go BUT … my 50’s are bout to be Divinely lit with this shed❣️😜” Gorgeous!
See the post for yourself, below.
We’re not the only ones who love this look for Jada Pinkett Smith. Tina Lawson, a.k.a Beyoncé and Solange’s mom, wrote in a comment, “Beautiful ❤️It Just shows that beautiful face and soulful eyes more prominently.” The Chi creator Lena Waithe added, “Perfection.” And Gabrielle Union commented, “❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.”