Ricki Lake, 53, has learned a lot since she revealed her fight against hair loss two years ago

Ricki Lake, 53, says she has learned a lot since revealing her battle with hair loss two years ago: ‘Self-love has been the big takeaway’










Actress Ricki Lake has been battling hair loss for most of her life.

And on Friday, the 53-year-old Hairspray actress marked two years ago she first talked about her fight and shaved her head.

‘2 years ago today I took a leap of faith. I finally surrendered and came out of my decades-long battle with hair loss (and shaved my head), ‘the actress told her Instagram followers.

Two years later: Ricki Lake, 53, marked Friday two years since first opening up about his fight against hair loss and shaving his head in January 2020

Two years later: Ricki Lake, 53, marked Friday two years since first opening up about his fight against hair loss and shaving his head in January 2020

‘It was so scary and so liberating. The journey since has been such a gift. Self-love and acceptance have been the big takeaway. And 2 years later, I sit in total gratitude for the journey, ‘Lake added.

She went on to thank her friends, family and role models for their support and help her ‘love myself exactly as I am’.

The actress smiled at the camera as she got her hair tied off for the second time. Ricki embraced her short, gray hair before deciding to whirl it off completely again.

‘First of all, I’m not sick. (Thank God.) I do not have a midlife crisis. I do not have a mental breakdown either, even though I have suffered, “she began on her long Instagram post in 2020.” I suffered most in silence on and off for almost 30 years. AND I’m finally ready to share my secret. ‘

Embracing her struggles: ‘It was so scary and so liberating.  The journey since has been such a gift.  Self-love and acceptance have been the big takeaway.  And 2 years later I am in total gratitude for the journey '

Embracing her struggles: ‘It was so scary and so liberating. The journey since has been such a gift. Self-love and acceptance have been the big takeaway. And 2 years later I am in total gratitude for the journey ‘

Opening in 2020: '' A little more in silence on and off for almost 30 years.  AND I'm finally ready to share my secret,

Opening in 2020: ” A little more in silence on and off for almost 30 years. AND I’m finally ready to share my secret, “Ricki said in his original Instagram post in 2020

The mother of two credits her hair loss from the time she spent filming the Hairspray movies, and even mentions it in her original Instagram post.

Ever since I played Tracy Turnblad in the original Hairspray back in 1988, and they tripled and teased my then healthy virgin hair every other week during filming, my hair has never been the same. (Yes, it was all my own hair in the movie.) From hairspray to hairless. ‘

Ricki has two children, Milo, 24, and Owen, 20, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Rob Sussman. Ricki is currently engaged to Ross Burningham, which she announced on her Instagram in February.

The happy couple: Ricki is currently engaged to Ross Burningham, which she announced on her Instagram in February

The happy couple: Ricki is currently engaged to Ross Burningham, which she announced on her Instagram in February

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