Why did Willow Smith shave her hair?

WILLOW Smith is an American singer and actress who is also the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

In July 2021, the star made headlines after she decided to shave her head on stage during a concert, and now fans want to know why.

Willow Smith shaved her head in 2021


Willow Smith shaved her head in 2021Photo credit: Getty

Why did Willow Smith shave her hair?

Aside from being the daughter of Will and Jada, 21-year-old Willow is known for her career in the entertainment industry, which includes the 2016 hit single “Whip My Hair.”

While she might have whipped her hair back and forth back then, she’s now rocking a shaved look, one she received while performing the song on stage, which ended with a barber coming out and shaving her hair.

“My favorite song on the set right now just because it feels like singing it would probably have to be ‘Whip My Hair,'” Willow said during her concert, according to Insider.

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“This will be the third time in my life that I shave my head. I always shave my head at monumental times in my life when things are really changing and this is definitely one of those moments.”

At the time of her decision, her album Lately I Feel Everything was out.

The first time Willow shaved her head was in 2012 during the Whip My Hair tour.

Did Willow Smith Convince Her Mom To Shave Her Head?

The same year that Willow debuted her shaved head, Jada also debuted a new hairstyle inspired by her daughter.

At the time, Jada revealed Willow convinced her to do so due to her ongoing struggles with hair loss due to alopecia.

“Willow got me into it because it was time to let go, BUT… my 50s are divinely lit with this shed,” Jada said of Allure.

In 2018, Jada opened up about her “hair loss struggles” during an episode of Red Table Talk, telling fans, “It was terrifying when it started. I was in the shower one day and I only had a handful of hair in my hands and I was like, ‘Oh my god, am I going bald?’

“It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking with fear. That’s why I cut my hair and continue to cut it.”

Willow and Jada both have shaved heads


Willow and Jada both have shaved headsPhoto credit: Getty

What did Chris Rock say about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair?

During the 2022 Academy Awards, comedian Chris Rock decided to poke fun at Jada’s hair, but his comments didn’t sit well with Will.

While presenting one of the awards on stage, Chris joked about Jada’s hair, saying, “Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see you,” referring to how Demi Moore shaved his head for the role in 1997.

While the audience laughed at first, Will quickly walked onto the stage and punched the comedian, later returning to his seat and telling him twice to “keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth.”

Stunned, Chris then looked at the audience and laughed, saying, “Will Smith just spanked the shit on me.”

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This wasn’t the first time Chris has taken things too far when it comes to Jada. In 2016, the star also quipped about her decision to boycott the Oscars, saying, “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties.” I wasn’t invited.”

Will’s son Jaden Smith, 23, later took to Twitter to defend his father, simply writing, “And this is how we do it.”

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Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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