Jada Pinkett Smith reveals the reason behind why she's always seen in a turban
'Red Table Talk' host talks about hair loss and her decision to wear a turban everyday in an interview.
If you would have noticed, Jada Pinkett Smith is often seen wearing a turban. There is no doubt that she knows how to look fashionably perfect in it but, she recently revealed that there is more to that turban than you thought. “A lot of people have been asking why I’ve been wearing turbans,” she said in the latest episode of 'Red Table Talk'.
“Well, I haven’t talked about it. It’s not easy to talk about, but I am going to talk about it," she continued. For the very first time, Jada opened up about her “issues with hair loss." She explained how it was hard for her to see how much hair loss she was experiencing. “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 recalled.
“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,” she added. Over the years Jada has been spotted rocking several hairstyles and her decision to do so was also due to her hair loss problem.
“My hair has been a big part of me,” she continued. “Taking care of my hair has been a beautiful ritual and having the choice to have hair or not. And then one day to be like, ‘Oh my god, I might not have that choice anymore.’" Even though Jada has met various consultants, she does not seem to find a solution to her hair fall.
“I’ve gotten every kind of test there is to have,” she explained. “They don’t know why.” She even shared her problem with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and she suggested that the reason for hair fall could be stress. On the other hand, there were some who suggested that it could be due to alopecia, a skin disease that causes hair loss. Even though Jada was "terrified" of losing hair in the beginning, things changed as time went on.
“I really had to put it into a spiritual perspective, like the higher power takes so much from people. People are out here with cancer. People have sick children. I watch the higher power take things every day," she said. Over the years, Jada has found happiness in how her hair looks. “When my hair is wrapped I feel like a queen,” she explained. “I love having a wrapped head.”