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Apr 25, 2024

From hair loss to thinning hair, here are some of the biggest stars that break the taboo in Hollywood  


Girl, let's talk about something that’s really unfair: female hair loss. It's a thing that hits close to home for many of us, yet it's like this big secret nobody wants to shout about. The pressure to maintain a picture-perfect image in Hollywood only makes this stigma worse, leaving many to suffer in silence. But what if we told you that some of the most influential women in the entertainment industry have boldly stepped forward to shatter these barriers of silence and shame? That’s right, you’re not alone. 

In a world where appearances are constantly spoken about and flaws are intricately airbrushed away, the courage of these 19 celebs with thinning hair makes us all feel a little bit more seen. They have dared to speak candidly about their struggles with hair loss, defying societal norms and inspiring countless others in their tracks. 

Did you know that approximately 55 percent of women in America will experience hair loss at some point in their lives? Despite its obvious prevalence, discussions surrounding female hair loss remain largely taboo. These celebrities have helped to initiate important conversations and break down the stigma surrounding thinning hair—and we’re here to champion what these ladies' brave actions are doing. So, to all the women out there who have ever felt the weight of their thinning strands or the sting of their receding hairline, know this: we are with you. 

Join us as we celebrate the resilience and bravery of these remarkable women who have bravely confronted the taboo of hair loss in Hollywood. From hair loss to thinning hair, they've shown us that beauty goes beyond the confines of conventional norms, and that true empowerment comes from embracing our authentic selves.

Get ready to be inspired, uplifted, and empowered as we’re redefining beauty—and remembering what’s on the inside is what really counts. 


Causes of thinning hair 

Alright, let's get real for a sec—hair thinning. How and WHY does it happen? We know it’s uber common with over half of America experiencing some kind of hair loss, but where does it come from? Before we dish out the juicy deets on celebs who've been there, done that, let's break down why our locks might be playing hard to get.



Yep, blame it on the genes, like we do with everything we’re not happy about. Sometimes, hair thinning runs in the family like an heirloom you never asked for (thanks, Mom, you can keep this on your side of the family!). 


Hormonal changes

Oh, the joys of womanhood! Like we don’t go through enough already? Hormones can be a rollercoaster ride, from pregnancy to menopause, and all those mood swings in between. Those hormonal shifts? They can mess with our hair game big time and cause loss and thinning at all stages of our life. 



Stress? Ain't nobody got time for that—yet it's wreaking havoc on our locks. High-stress levels can send our hair follicles into panic mode, causing them to take a premature vacation. We recommend a vacay and some TLC. It’s medicine worth having, that’s for sure. 


Dietary factors

Turns out, you are what you eat. A lack of key nutrients like iron, zinc, and biotin? They're like the VIP pass to hair thinning central. Goodbye cheetos, hello greens—you’ll thank us later.


Medical conditions

Sometimes, it's not just a bad hair day. Conditions like alopecia areata or autoimmune disorders can turn our hair follicles into drama queens, causing them to throw a major diva fit.



Like we’re not dealing with enough having to take some meds, it turns out, they’re doing no good for our locks! Certain ones can have some serious side effects, including hair loss and thinning. We really can’t win, can we?



We love a good hair transformation, but too much heat styling, chemical treatments, or Ariana pony hairstyles? They're like frenemies sabotaging our hair growth plans and making our hairline worse than your 80-year-old neighbor.  

It isn’t always gloom and sadness though—there are ways to make your locks swing with perfection. Now that we've spilled the tea on the reasons behind hair thinning, it's time to talk about solutions. 


Quick fixes for thinning hair that work *immediately*

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Unlike traditional wigs or extensions, which can be bulky and obvious, these hair toppers are lightweight, breathable, and undetectable—allowing you to enjoy effortless style and confidence without any discomfort or self-consciousness.

With a range of sizes, colors, and styles to choose from, you can find the perfect hair topper to suit your unique needs and preferences. Whether you're looking to add subtle volume to thinning hair or completely transform your look, we’ve got a personalized solution that empowers you to embrace your beauty with confidence. 

Now we’ve spilled all the tea on what are the causes and how to get some quick fixes (cough cough, hair toppers) let’s get on to what we’ve all been waiting for. ‘Which celebs are like me’ you ask? We’re going to find out. 


Female celebrities with thinning hair 

1) Viola Davis

Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis has always been a beacon of strength and resilience in Hollywood—and she’s one of the only actresses out there to have been awarded an Emmy, Oscar, a Grammy AND a Tony. Beyond her remarkable talent, Viola has courageously shared her journey with alopecia, shining a light on the realities of living with hair loss in an industry obsessed with perfection. Despite the challenges she has faced, Viola's shown confidence and oozes self-assurance, which serve as an inspiration to us ladies everywhere—go girl!


2) Khloé Kardashian

If you don’t know about the Kardashians, then where have you been? Reality TV star Khloé Kardashian is no stranger to the public eye (in every kind of way), but behind the glitz and glamor, she has faced her own battles with hair loss. Khloé has been refreshingly candid about her struggles with postpartum hair loss, using her platform to raise awareness and promote self-acceptance. 

Being super famous with both young and older generations, her honesty and vulnerability have resonated with fans around the world, proving that beauty comes in all forms and affects us all. She’s also had plenty of stress along the way, so we aren’t surprised—we love you Khloé.

3) Jada Pinkett Smith 

Actress and Red Table show host Jada Pinkett Smith has long been admired for her authenticity and strength. In recent years, Jada has opened up about her experience with alopecia, which was diagnosed in 2018, and bravely shared her journey with the world. By speaking openly about her hair loss, Jada has challenged societal norms and encouraged others to embrace their natural beauty. 

Posting to Instagram in 2021, Jada showed video evidence to the world, stating “look at this line right here, now this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide, so I thought I’d share it so y’all not asking any questions — but you know, mama’s going to put some rhinestones in there, and I’m going to make me a little crown.” You go QUEEN! Thanks for showing us it's totes normal. 


4) Ariana Grande

Best known for her powerhouse vocals and iconic ponytail, Ariana Grande has been open about her struggles with hair loss and damage. During her time on Nickelodeon's Victorious, Ariana frequently bleached and dyed her hair to achieve her character Cat’s signature red locks, leading to significant damage. 

In a 2014 throwback Facebook post, the singer revealed that the constant styling had "completely destroyed" her natural hair, prompting her to rely on her iconic ponytail as a protective style. What was once a cover up from constant hair loss, is now an iconic hairstyle that we’re all green with envy of—now that’s how you make lemonade out of lemons. 

Ariana's honesty about her hair journey has resonated with fans worldwide, inspiring them to prioritize hair health and embrace their natural beauty. Through her journey, Ariana has shown that true confidence comes from within, regardless of external appearances.

Oh, and at the end of the day, there’s always clip-ins. 


5) Tyra Banks

Even supermodels get struck with the woes of hair thinning. Supermodel and America’s Next Top Model superstar, Tyra Banks, has always been a trailblazer in the fashion industry. Apart from her stunning looks and fierce runway presence, Tyra has been candid about her own experiences with hair loss—using her platform to break down stereotypes and promote self-confidence. 

Tyra Banks, like many others, started experiencing alopecia areata, commonly known as spot baldness, due to stress. Her stress levels peaked during the writing of her 2011 book, Modelland, leading to hair loss.

Whether rocking a glamorous wig or embracing her natural hair, Tyra's message of empowerment and self-love resonates with women of all ages.


6) Tamar Braxton

Singer and reality TV star Tamar Braxton has faced her fair share of challenges in the public eye, but perhaps none more personal than her battle with hair loss. Tamar has been open about her struggles with thinning hair, sharing her journey with fans on Instagram in the hopes of raising awareness and reducing stigma. Despite the pressures of fame, Tamar's honesty is what really counts. She’s inspiring others to embrace their true selves—and taking all comments with a pinch of salt.

After having her little boy, Logan, in 2013, Tamar set people straight when they came for her thinning edges. Clapping back on Insta, she said “When u HAVE your baby …(my son) your hair falls out!!”. Yes girl, you tell them! 

P.S.: What is wrong with trolls?


7) Ricki Lake

Following three decades of silently coping with her "debilitating" hair loss, Ricki Lake, known for her role in Hairspray, decided to break her silence and embrace a new chapter by shaving her head. In recent years, Ricki has shared her personal journey with hair loss, bravely speaking out about her struggles with thinning hair. 

By sharing her story, Ricki has empowered women to embrace their natural beauty and love themselves unconditionally—regardless of their hairstyle. Her openness and vulnerability are standing for all women everywhere, and we love her even more for it! 


8) Stacey Solomon

If you don’t know this girl, then get to KNOW. British TV personality Stacey Solomon has captivated audiences with her warmth and genuine quirky charm. In addition to her bubbly personality, Stacey has been candid about her struggles with postpartum hair loss, using her platform to raise awareness and promote self-acceptance. 

By sharing her journey as openly as can be (sometimes TMI, but we love her) she gives off honesty and vulnerability while inspiring women to embrace their unique beauty and celebrate their flaws.


9) Naomi Campbell

Another supermodel? It gets to the best of us, huh? Naomi Campbell has long been celebrated for her striking beauty and undeniable presence on the runway. Behind the glamor, Naomi has faced her own battles with hair loss, bravely sharing her journey with fans around the world. After years of subjecting her hair to rough treatment with extensions and weaves through modeling, Naomi faced a significant hair loss. In an interview, she mentioned that she had "lost all of it." Subsequently, Naomi adopted a more cautious approach to hair care, resulting in the regrowth of most of her bald spots.

By speaking openly about her experiences, Naomi has challenged beauty standards, especially in a world where it matters most. 


10) Demi Lovato

She’s had her own uphill battle, and she thrives no matter what she does. Multi-talented singer and actress Demi Lovato has captured the hearts of millions with her powerhouse vocals and unwavering honesty. Beyond her chart-topping hits and captivating performances, Demi has been candid about her struggles with mental health and body image issues, including her experience with hair loss. 

By sharing her personal journey with fans, Demi has inspired countless individuals to embrace their imperfections, prioritize self care—and put down that box dye! 


11) Drew Barrymore 

Actress Drew Barrymore has charmed audiences with her endearing performances and infectious smile. Besides her Hollywood persona, Drew has been open about her fried damaged hair which caused slight hair loss. Sharing her journey with fans on The Drew Barrymore Show in the hopes of raising awareness and reducing stigma, she’s a trailblazer for a $7 Garnier product that saved her locks. Despite the pressures of fame, she keeps true to herself, and now focuses on TLC and staying healthy. 


12) Selma Blair

Actress Selma Blair has captivated audiences with her raw talent and fearless performances. In recent years, Selma has shared her personal journey with hair loss, speaking openly about her struggles with thinning hair. Selma Blair found herself grappling with postpartum hair loss following the birth of her son, Arthur, in 2011. Like many mothers experiencing hormonal changes, Selma chose to be transparent about her hair loss journey. 

She candidly discussed the shedding strands that accumulated in the shower and opted to embrace her bald patches rather than resorting to extensions—we love a girl who’s honest. 


13) Kris Jenner 

The world's momager has been affected by hair loss, and it’s made us all feel a little bit more seen. As the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kris is no stranger to the spotlight, like her daughters, but takes the sidelines when it comes to drama. In addition to her role as a reality TV star and businesswoman, Kris has been open about her struggles with hair loss, using her platform to raise awareness and promote self-acceptance. 

She also disclosed last year that she experienced significant hair loss, believed to be caused by Telogen Effluvium, in 2003 while grappling with the loss of her father. We hope you’re ok Kris—you can rock any look! 


14) Lea Michele

Glee's Lea Michele, the all-time superstar of our Millennial dreams, graciously opened up about her journey through postpartum hair loss in early 2021, just a few months after embracing the joy of motherhood with the arrival of her first child. With the unfiltered manner that has endeared us fans worldwide, Lea took to her Instagram Story to unveil the raw reality of postpartum changes, sharing a snapshot of a substantial clump of hair that had parted ways with her scalp. "The postpartum hair loss is REAL," she declared, echoing the sentiments of countless mothers navigating similar transitions. 

As she embraced the temporary abundance of long locks, Michele humorously hinted at the inevitable arrival of the quintessential 'mom bob,' a humorous yet relatable moment that resonated deeply with her followers (and moms everywhere!). 


15) Lili Reinhart 

In a courageous TikTok post only recently in 2024, Lili Reinhart, renowned for her role in Riverdale, candidly disclosed her battle with alopecia, a diagnosis made during a turbulent period of severe depression. Sharing a vulnerable moment, Lili documented her journey undergoing red light therapy, dubbing it her "new best friend" in the caption. She captioned: “according to insights from the Cleveland Clinic, red light therapy has emerged as a promising avenue for promoting hair growth in individuals grappling with alopecia.”

It’s true girl, red light therapy is the bomb! 


16) Tia Mowry

Actress Tia Mowry has charmed audiences with her infectious laughter and relatable performances. In recent years, Tia has shared her personal journey with hair loss, speaking candidly about her struggles with thinning hair and the impact of heat damage. Growing up in the spotlight alongside her twin sister Tamera on the beloved show Sister, Sister, (IYKYK ‘90s girls) Tia’s curls became iconic symbols of her character and identity. 

However, the constant heat styling required for her role led to significant damage and ultimately contributed to her losing her natural curl pattern. By bravely sharing her story, Tia has empowered women to embrace their natural beauty and love themselves unconditionally. 

17) Keira Knightley

Everyone’s favorite movie star, Keira Knightley, the enchanting actress celebrated for her captivating performances, has gracefully stepped into the spotlight to discuss a topic often veiled in secrecy: hair loss. In a refreshingly honest interview, Keira peeled back the layers of glamor to reveal her personal battle with hair loss, a challenge she confronted with courage and resilience. 

Revealing that constantly changing her hair color for movie roles took a serious toll on her locks, Knightley shared how regular dying became so damaging that her hair began to fall out. Despite facing this daunting ordeal, Knightley’s willingness to share her journey has not only shattered taboos but also provided solace and empowerment to countless individuals facing similar struggles. 


18) Sherri Shepherd

Actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd has brought laughter to audiences around the world with her infectious humor and relatable performances. In recent years, Sherri has shared her personal journey with hair loss, speaking candidly about her struggles with thinning hair. By sharing her story, Sherri has empowered women to embrace their natural beauty and love themselves unconditionally. 

Additionally, Sherri has been an advocate for exploring different solutions for hair loss, including the use of wigs, toppers and extensions. Through her journey and willingness to explore different options, Sherri continues to inspire others to embrace their unique paths to self-love and acceptance.

19) Kayla Itsines

If anyone knows a thing or two about navigating the world of fitness, it’s Kayla. Renowned fitness influencer Kayla Itsines has inspired millions with her dedication to health and wellness for years now. With a massive following of 8 million, Kayla has used her platform to shed light on the often-overlooked issue of hair loss in women. 

Opening up about her own experiences, Kayla revealed her family history of female pattern baldness, explaining how it has shaped her journey to self-acceptance. Despite facing challenges with thinner hair, Kayla now embraces her natural beauty and encourages others to do the same. 

We’re all in the same boat with thinning hair 

The stories of these remarkable women remind us that hair loss is a universal experience that jumps far beyond fame and fortune. From Hollywood stars to everyday people, hair thinning affects millions of women worldwide, often stemming from various causes like postpartum changes, alopecia, stress, and excessive styling. Yet, through their vulnerability and openness, these celebrities have not only shed light on the realities of hair loss but also empowered countless others to embrace their natural beauty and self-worth.

As we reflect on their journeys, let's remember that caring for our hair is more than its superficial appearance—it's about nurturing ourselves from within. Whether it's seeking professional guidance, practicing self-care rituals, or exploring innovative solutions like hair toppers and extensions, there are avenues for support and restoration available. By prioritizing our hair health and well-being, we can redefine beauty and reclaim our confidence.

So, to all the girlies navigating the complexities of hair loss, know that you are not alone. Your journey is valid, your beauty is undeniable, and your resilience is inspiring. Let's continue to uplift and support one another, embracing our imperfections and celebrating the strength that lies within each of us. Together, we redefine beauty on our own terms, one strand at a time.