Fans have noticed that actress Jada Pinkett Smith has recently been wearing a lot of turbans. No, this is not a new trend that she is suddenly following, but more of a necessity. She recently admitted that she has been losing lots of hair and is uncertain of the cause of her condition called alopecia. During a recent Red Table Talk, she revealed the shock that she experienced after seeing entire clumps of hair falling out in the shower. She admitted that she was shaking with fear because she thought that she was going to go bald.
The fact that Jada Pinkett Smith talked so candidly about her condition might encourage other celebrities to do it too. In fact, they have already begun. Yes, Pinkett Smith is 46, and alopecia affect about 40% of women over the age of 40. However, actress Sarah Hyland is only 27, and she is already experiencing hair loss. She suffers from kidney dysplasia, a disorder that replaces the normal tissue of the organs with cysts. Back in 2012, she went through a kidney transplant procedure and revealed how this disorder has affected her appearance.
Celebrities open up about hair loss
Recently, she revealed on Instagram that the meds that she is taking have caused an extreme thinning of her hair. The problem is that she cannot take hair growth supplements because they might interact badly with her prescription drugs. Apart from this, Hyland has also opened up regarding how kidney dysplasia had triggered a fluctuating weight and how the medications make her have a “moon face”.
Even if people expect perfection from celebrities, the fact that certain topics are no longer taboo is refreshing. Even back during the golden age of Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow, among others, struggled with alopecia. Back then, it was mostly because of regular bleaching.
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