Jada Pinkett Smith Debuts Pink Hair on Birthday: 'Ain’t Noth’n but a Birthday Sherbet Surprise'

The actress, who has been open about her alopecia journey, revealed that her newly pink hair appears to be growing in thicker

<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty</p> Jada Pinkett Smith

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Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith updated fans about her alopecia journey with a new pink hair color to celebrate her birthday.

The former Red Table Talk host, who turned 52 on Monday, showed her 11.4 million Instagram followers that not only has her hair growth continued to improve, but she's now given it a refresh with a pale pink color.

"This ain’t noth’n but a birthday sherbet surprise within a Virgo sunrise✨🎉," Pinkett Smith posted, along with a self-portrait of the actress staring into the camera with her head resting against her fingers, showcasing the pretty blush color of her cropped hairdo, perfectly complementing her manicure.

In the photo, Pinkett Smith — who has been open about living with alopecia — kept her makeup minimal, with well-shaped brows to highlight her warm eyes and a translucent gloss on her lips, paired with a chic black turtleneck and silver hoop earrings.

The post drew birthday messages from celebrities, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, the former musical partner of Pinkett Smith's husband Will Smith. "Happy Birthday My Sister!!!!" DJ Jazzy Jeff wrote. "Hbd sis 🥳🥳🥳," Lauren London added.

This isn't the first time recently that The Matrix Resurrections star shared good news regarding her hair journey.

On Aug. 7, she shared two selfies on Instagram. In the first photo, her head appeared to be shaved, while in the second, her hair — bleached blonde — had grown in a bit more. “This here hair is act’n like it’s try’n a make a come back. Still have some trouble spots but — we’ll see✨,” she captioned the post.

Pinkett Smith first opened up during an episode of Red Table Talk in 2018 that she was losing her hair. “A lot of people have been asking why I’ve been wearing turbans," she said. "Well, I haven’t talked about it. It’s not easy to talk about, but I am going to talk about it.”

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jada pinkett smith/instagram Jada Pinkett Smith's 2021 alopecia update
jada pinkett smith/instagram Jada Pinkett Smith's 2021 alopecia update

“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 continued. “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.”

“My hair has been a big part of me,” she added. “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.’ "

The actress shared more about her alopecia diagnosis in a 2021 Instagram video, where she pointed out one of the areas of her visible scalp that she was learning to embrace.

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"Now at this point, I can only laugh," Pinkett Smith said as she ran her finger across a bald line along the center of her scalp. "Y'all know I've been struggling with alopecia and just all of a sudden one day, look at this line right here. Look at that."

<p>Lionel Hahn/Getty </p> Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith (Left to right)

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith (Left to right)

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She continued, "So it just showed up like that, and this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide. So I thought I'd just share it so y'all are not asking any questions."

Pinkett Smith, who remained optimistic about her alopecia outlook, told fans in the clip, "You know mama's going to put some rhinestones in there. I'm going to make me a little crown. That's what mama's going to do."

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