Tiffany Haddish opened up to Byrdie magazine for their “Balance Issue” this month, sharing that shaving off her hair made her feel, “The most sensations I ever felt. The most alive I ever felt.”
Although her hair has grown back into short, retro waves and is now dyed blond, Haddish, 42, said that the decision to chop off her locks on Instagram Live two years ago changed her life.
“It’s really important to know who you are, to know every nook and cranny of your body, and that’s the one part of my body I didn’t know,” the “Girls Trip” actress said of her scalp.
Haddish made the big change in a series of Instagram videos in July 2020, saying, “I can’t wait until I get in the shower, man” as her head was shaved to the scalp — and she echoed the sentiments in her Byrdie interview.
Rain, she mused, “felt like a billion, million kisses from God. And I could feel every raindrop go through my whole body.”
Calling the first days without hair the “best feeling I ever felt in my whole entire life,” she said the experience made her “feel jealous of every bald-headed man I’ve ever seen.”
“When you touch the back of your head, you feel it in the back of your feet,” she said. “Then you go outside, the sun is shining, and it feels like this warm hug around your head—just deliciousness.”
Tiffany Haddish expresses joy about her balding experience
As new hair grew back in, the star even shaved her catchphrase “She ready” on the back of her head in January 2021. Along with hair chat, the 2021 Grammy winner — who rocked a custom Prada gown at this year’s awards show — revealed some of her beauty secrets.
According to the magazine, her skincare routine involves a homemade mixture of baking soda and coconut oil for exfoliation, and she relies on “Vitafusion chewable vitamins, tons of water, and daily sweat sessions for her physique and enviable skin.”
Haddish also touched on her viral comments during the 2022 Oscars when a reporter remarked on the star’s “little costume change.”
Explaining to the digital magazine that “the word “little” in front of a noun can be very triggering in the Black community and is often viewed as a slight,” adding that normally she wouldn’t respond to such a comment, but decided to clap back.
“It’s called an evening gown, darling,” she said, adding, “This is not an act. This is my life. This is what fame looks like. This is what success looks like. This is what money looks like.”