<p>Jada Pinkett Smith</p>

When Jada Pinkett Smith recently opened up about her battle with hair loss, the news was unexpected for a number of fans. While we did notice the actress had been wearing head wraps more frequently, we figured it was purely a fashion choice.

During an episode of Red Table Talk the actress openly spoke about how terrified she was when she noticed her hair falling out in handfuls, the exact cause remains unknown.

While Pinket Smith has openly discussed the distress of such a situation, she also noted that remembering the many other women who’ve also suffered from such experiences helped keep her perspective in check.

Since sharing her story, Pinkett Smith has taken to Instagram to give us an update on her journey. In a recent post, the actress shares that she’s incredibly thankful for the outpour of love and support she’s received. She also says she’s currently receiving steroid injections to help with her loss. “I’m getting steroid injections, which seem to be helping but not curing. But I’m open to other ideas,” she says in the below post.