Smith details why she struggled with the hairdresser on film before Willow shared a negative experience of a high fashion photoshoot.
The Smith women adopted the “soon to be beautiful” mantra and took a deep dive into their relationship with their hair in the last episode of “Red Table Talk.”
Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith in the Adrienne Banfield-Norris has launched a new part of their Facebook Watch talk show with not only a new Emmy in hand, but also a few new dozen. While Adrienne had recently taken a short look, during the break, Jada and Willow also cooled down all their hair. Joining them was a surprise guest -and fellow of the Bald Club – Tiffany Haddish, who first opened up about why she made the cut.
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“During this pandemic, I started reading the Bible more, the Torah and everything is talking about ‘Do you know.’ And that has resonated with me over and over again, “Haddish explained. “I’m like, I do not know what’s going on in my head. I do not know what kind of scalp I got.”
Without red carpets in her near future thanks to the pandemic, she decided to cut it all off.
“When I felt my head, I never felt that sensation in my life. It tickled. And it was the most amazing feeling I have ever felt in my entire existence,” she said. “People were acting weird, like, ‘Why would you do this? She’s losing her head. What are you doing, are you ok?’
Even though she said the cut made her realize she had a bit of a “meat head”, her friend Common had zero complaints.
“In the beginning I was worried. He looked at it, he says, ‘You are beautiful, you look so beautiful, look at your face, I can see you all,'” she revealed. “I said, ‘When I get home, you get it! I’ll lay my cold head on your cold head.’ I started to fall in love with myself. God did a great job of bringing me together. “
She added that her mother was “really upset” after cutting her hair, wondering if Haddish was “trying to be a man” with her new cut. Her mother even told her, “You are not miserable but you are not beautiful either” – but Haddish is happy and has not had any headaches or itching since.
“We had similar journeys. For me too, it was a mixture of a spiritual call and also going, at some point your hairline will be back here … so we could do it right now as well,” Jada explains of her decision. “So it made that leap. But so many things I discovered about myself. It was such a liberation … so much has just been withheld from me. The time is now. [Willow] was like, ‘Just do it mom, you wanted to do it for so long.’ “
Asked by Haddish how Will Smith responded, she said he “liked it” – before viewers received an SMS on the SMS De Will sent for a photo. “Amazingly beautiful,” he wrote to his daughter.
“I was talking about shaving my head for a while. It was just time. I was just ready for this kind of expression and publication. I’m so glad I did it, it was such a beautiful experience and such a freedom. , “Jada added. “I feel more connected to myself and the Great Divine. It was a huge, huge, huge release. I was just like, I’m over. It was the moment I was just done. Made with the worry, done with the care, I’m just done. “
Both Willow and Jada then shared some professional experiences with hair care that left a bad taste in the mouth because the hair stylists assigned to them were inexperienced in working with black hair – something that is unfortunately too common and the entertainment industry is.
“It was a very loud photoshoot and all the white models did their hair, they had everyone. The person who was supposed to do my hair came up, looked and tried to do something. I could tell they were extremely upset,” he explained. Willow, noticed that they clearly did not know what they were doing. “That fear made me feel like I was taking the plunge on that. I basically did my own hair for that really high fashion shoot, that should not happen.”
Jada could relate, saying she was put in “some crazy wigs” by people who “don’t know enough about black hair.” A photo then came up of her blunt look from “The Nutty Professor,” specifically saying that the experience was “a rough one.”
“This was rough because the woman who made this wig, she missed the mark. She thought the roots should not be smooth, but the hair should be straight,” Jada recalls. She said, ‘Normally for black women you have no straight roots.’ And I said, ‘No, no, we do. We either straighten it with a warm comb, or we perm.’ She did not believe me. “
“I struggled and I struggled and I struggled. That was the last time I did not have my own hairdresser,” she added.
“As a woman, as you get older, when you start to take back your power and everything you do is for you. I’m going to be 50 and I have no time. I really have not,” she added. “Part of me just shaving my head was marked that moment.”
The episode ended with performances by “Insecure” star Yvonne Orji and a group of women who decided to shave their heads for the very first time on camera. Check out the full thing above!