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‘I Don’t Give Two Craps What People Think of This Bald Head’ – Jada Pinkett Smith Said Before Oscars

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Jada Pinkett Smith confidently spoke about her appearance in the lead-up to the 94th annual Academy Awards.

Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

Less than a week before Sunday’s Oscars – during which husband Will Smith smacked Chris Rock onstage after the comedian’s joke about G.I. Jane 2 joke directed at Pinkett Smith – The Red Table Talk host, 50, got candid about her hair in a TikTok video.

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The actress, who lives with alopecia, discussed her hair journey in the video captioned, “✨Crown Act✨ Be proud of your crown❣️ #iamnotmyhair #hairjourney.”

“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,” Pinkett Smith says in the TikTok.

“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,” the Matrix: Resurrections actress continues. “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.’ “

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Pinkett Smith finishes 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.”

Pinkett Smith has been open about having alopecia in the past.

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In 2018, the mom of two opened up about her “issues with hair loss” during an episode of her show Red Table Talk, explaining, “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.”

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“Now at this point, I can only laugh,” she said in an Instagram video in December 2021 as she ran her finger across a bald line patch on her scalp. “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.”

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She continued, “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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