FYI: Selma Blair Just Shaved Her Head—And Shared A Photo To Prove It

Amber Brenza
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From Women's Health

  • Selma Blair shared a photo of her son shaving her head on Instagram Friday.
  • Selma didn't reveal exactly why she shaved her hair (or how much she shaved), but simply said she was getting "back to [her] roots."
  • Selma was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2018.

Selma Blair made a pretty big change according to her Instagram today: The 46-year-old actress shaved her head.

In a new post shared Friday afternoon, Selma shared photos of her son, Arthur Saint Bleick, shaving off her hair with an electric razor. The caption simply read, "People. #selmablair #arthursaintbleick. Back to my roots."

It's unclear why Selma chose to shave her head (or how much she shaved, exactly), but one commenter wrote, "Hair is SO HARD to deal with when you can't lift your arms above your head," to which Selma agreed. "Yup," she responded.

Selma was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2018, and made her diagnosis public in October 2018 in a very emotional Instagram post. "I have #multiplesclerosis," she wrote. "I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best."

Since making her diagnosis public, Selma has been incredibly open with the struggles she's had to endure, including sensory and motor skills, as well as fatigue. "You want to sleep. You always want to sleep," Selma wrote in her initial Instagram post.

Recently, Selma also revealed she started losing her hair. On Instagram in April, Selma shared that her eyelashes were falling out. "My right eyelashes all fell out except 3 corner ones," Selma wrote.

That began in August, but only recently they started falling out in her left eye, as well, she said. "I guess [my] immune system figured it has bigger kid to spank," she added. (FYI: MS isn't now to cause hair loss directly, but it could be attributed to treatments for MS, Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, a neurologist and neuroscientist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, previously told Women's Health.)

While her newest Instagram post showing her shaving her head is still new, Selma's already received an outpouring of support and good wishes. "Wow, beautiful, cute, tender, and strong picture," one commenter wrote. While others chimed in hoping to see the finished product ASAP.

Sending all the good vibes to Selma-for whatever reason she chose to shave her head, it's clear that if anyone can rock the shaved look, it's her.

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