Jada Smith said she didn't 'give two craps' about what people thought of her shaved head just DAYS before Oscars
In a TikTok video, shared a week ahead of Oscars 2022, Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her hair journey and alopecia
Jada Pinkett Smith has completely and lovingly accepted every step of her hair journey and proudly discussed it on social media. A few days ahead of the 94th Academy Awards, the 'Red Table Talk' host opened up about her hair journey in a Tiktok video. The 50-year old actress, who has been diagnosed with alopecia, captioned the video, "✨Crown Act✨ Be proud of your crown❣️ #iamnotmyhair #hairjourney."
The video has, however, gained more traction following the actions of her husband Will Smith, who slapped Chris Rock on stage for cracking a joke on Pinkett at Oscars 2022, leading to outrage among millions of viewers. Chris made a G.I. Jane 2 joke targeting Pinkett's hair.
In the video, Jada says, "Being a Black woman and dealing with hair in Hollywood, in the era I came up in, having your hair look as European as possible was always the thing, and that was really challenging, you know, because I liked my hair out wild and curly." She continued, "But nobody wanted that, so I always had to do my hair in ways that didn't feel natural to me because I'm trying to play the game. So if I'm doing a cover, everybody's [like], 'No, we want your hair straight and flowy,' when it's like, 'All right, cool, but that's not really what my hair likes to do.' "
She concluded by saying, "So I had to learn to get the courage to go, 'Nah, I'm not doing that.' Which is why I feel the freedom today – I don't give two craps what people think of this bald head of mine. Because guess what? I love it."
Back in 2018, when she first expressed her concerns about losing her hair as she explained, "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?' It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear. That's why I cut my hair, and why I continue to cut it."
Recalling this event, she said in a 2021 Instagram video, "Now at this point, I can only laugh. 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."