Jaden Smith showed off his thinning hair yesterday. The 20 year old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett appears to be suffering from early onset male pattern baldness.
Jaden removed his hat for the paparazzi, and his hair underneath was thin, and appeared to already be receding.
Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia as it is medically called, is a genetic condition that can affect both men and women. Men with this condition can begin suffering hair loss as early as their teens or early 20s. It's characterized by a receding hairline and gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal scalp.
It's not clear which side of the family gave Jaden that hairline. His father Will is 50 years old, and still appears to have all his hair.
Here are pics of Jaden:
In other Jaden news, the young entrepreneur launched a new initiative to help the residents of Flint, Michigan amidst their five-year-long water crisis. Jaden is a co-founder of JUST Water — the eco-friendly company he started in 2015 with his father Will Smith — partnered with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to deploy a mobile water treatment system.
According to a press release, the system, called “The Water Box,” filters out lead and additional contaminants in water. The Water Box will produce up to 10 gallons of clean drinking water per minute, and the water is tested each day with us, and every few weeks by an independent and certified laboratory.
“This has been one of the most rewarding and educational experiences for me personally,” Smith said in the statement. “Working together with people in the community experiencing the problems and design(ing) something to help them has been a journey I will never forget. We are planning to deploy more water boxes in Flint and other communities facing similar challenges.”