HALLE Berry revealed one of the perils of locking down in a mansion with a private pool.
The 53-year-old said that her daughter’s daily swim had an unexpected side effect – she had to shave off her daughter’s hair.
The Flintstones actress had to take drastic action after the daily pool sessions during quarantine destroyed her daughter’s hair.
Speaking to The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, Halle described 12-year-old Nahla’s hair turned into “matted fur” from chlorine damage after she failed to brush it.
Halle said that she had no option but to shave the back of her daughter’s head.
“Every day we’re swimming, we get out of the pool, My daughters 12 and so every time I got to comb her hair she’s like ‘No don’t touch me, I can handle it, I’m a tween, don’t brush my hair,'” she said.
Halle told Fallon she let her daughter get on with it, as she was old enough to brush her own hair.
However, after weeks of daily swimming, Nahla turned to her famous mom for help.
“Two nights ago, We’re doing her homework and [Nahla] goes, ‘Mom, I’m scared to tell you this, but touch the back of my head.’
“All her hair, which is past her shoulders, has shrunken up into a tight ball that feels like matted fur. I can’t even get my finger in it, and I’m pulling and she’s screaming,” Berry told Fallon, who is filming from his home and over video call.
Halle said that she did her best to save her daughter’s shoulder length locks.
The two got in the shower, where Halle massaged conditioner into the matted hair, however it didn’t help and got worse.
She said that “30 minutes later” it had got “tighter”.
Halle had to shave off the hair, and said Nahla was now “bald at the back”.
Father of two Fallon, asked if she was “cool with that”.
“She was not cool with that, but it was our only option. But now she gets it,” Halle told Fallon. “I was like, ‘First of all, maybe you’ll let your mother help you. And second of all, you learned you gotta brush your hair. Every day, you gotta brush your hair.'”
Halle was last seen on the big screen in last year’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum opposite Keanu Reeves.
Next up will be Bruised, a drama set in the world of mixed martial arts which the actress stars in and also directs.
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