Ricki Lake Shares ‘Raw Video’ Shaving Her Head Amid Years of Hair-Loss Struggles: ‘A Place of Peace’

Ricki Lake is thinking back to the day she shaved her head a long time back. The Hairspray alum focused on the “exceptional choice” on Instagram with a 2019 video existing apart from everything else, while relating her battles with androgenic alopecia, a going bald condition she managed secretly for very nearly 30 years prior to sharing her story in 2020.

In the clasp, the moderator is seen humming off her hair with somebody helping her aide the razor. At a certain point, Lake assembles bits of her trim hair and holds it carefully shrouded.

“a long time back today, on the evening of New Year’s eve day 2019, I went out on a limb and decided to settle on the extreme choice to shave my head after forever and a day of battling covertly w/my androgenic going bald,” she started in the subtitle. She proceeded: “I have never shared this crude video film yet felt like I needed to now, for those of you who have followed my story and have been put resources into it. Some of you realize my battle very well by and by and I believe you should be aware, I genuinely feel you.”

Lake noticed that the video shows her approaching to “a position of harmony, freedom, and in particular, confidence and self-acknowledgment.”

Subsequent to expressing gratitude toward her companions for supporting her through the “progress,” Lake finished up, “I can genuinely say I appreciate and adore my normal dark and at times wild rowdy head of hair. May every one of you battling with whatever likewise come to a position of harmony and acknowledgment. Life is excessively damn short.”

At the point when she initially focused on her excursion a long time back on Facebook and Instagram, Lake uncovered she’d been battling with going bald for a large portion of her grown-up life.

Sharing that her hair “was rarely something similar” after it’d gone through triple-handling for her job as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film, Lake said that a large group of different variables — including diet, hormonal contraception, weight vacillations, her pregnancies, hereditary qualities and worry about the years — were liable for her balding.

In the post, she even revealed the couple of times she’d “felt self-destructive over” the condition, taking note of that basically nobody in her life knew about her “profound torment and injury.”


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In talking with Individuals last year, Lake truly discussed how she’s come to a position of self-acknowledgment.

Albeit initially “scared of emerging,” in light of the fact that she never knew about any lady “opening up to the world about female sparseness,” Lake perceived the excellence in her change both all around. “It’s about inward magnificence, fearlessness and self esteem,” she said. “I really value what I find in the mirror now.”

Lake presently has developed out her dark braids with the assistance of hair care brand Harklinikken, which she commended on Instagram for her “emotional” hair improvement.

“I was unable to be more joyful with my outcomes and to at long last find a sense of contentment with my balding battles. 🎉🎉🎉,” she wrote in August, sharing next to each other photographs of her shaved head from December 2019 and her developed out locks from January 2021. “#Grateful,” “#SelfLove” and “#SelfAcceptance,” she added.

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