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Jada Pinkett Smith reveals hair loss

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Jada Pinkett Smith's turbans aren't just an accessory.

The 46-year-old actress and Baltimore native revealed on her latest webisode that she's losing her hair, possibly due to alopecia.

"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 said on her Facebook Watch show "Red Table Talk."

"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."

Smith debuted a new asymmetrical bob in January, but has mostly kept her hair hidden under a series of glamorous headwraps and turbans that she said make her feel like a queen.

She also doesn't know the cause of her hair loss, but said some have suggested alopecia. Her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, said it could be stress. But no experts have been able to come up with an explanation.

"My hair has been a big part of me," Smith said on "Red Table Talk."

"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.'"

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