EXPLAINER: Alopecia affects millions, including kids
Pinkett Smith turned her husband’s Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment on “Red Table Talk,” her Facebook Watch show on June 1. It came after Rock threw a pointed joke that some felt was insensitive at Jada Pinkett Smith about her hair loss. Wednesday, Jada Pinkett Smith, dedicated an episode of "Red Table Talk" to the disorder. From Afros and cornrows to wigs and hair extensions, Black hair can be more than just style statements. “It is not easy as a woman to navigate life without any hair and a society that is obsessed with hair,” Bridges said.wftv.com
EXPLAINER: Alopecia 'strips people of their identity'
But to many women — and to Black women, in particular — it is much more. Here are some of the things about alopecia that are reverberating:___WHAT’S IT LIKE TO HAVE ALOPECIA? From Afros and cornrows to wigs and hair extensions, Black hair can be more than just style statements. It's a style that uses natural hair woven into micro locs and is known for its versatility. Alopecia areata, the autoimmune disorder Pinkett Smith has, can make hair fall out of the scalp in patches.wftv.com