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Ricki Lake, 53,  shows off her incredible one-year hair transformation in before and after photos

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Ricki Lake took to Instagram on Wednesday to offer a positive update on her hair transformation, after battling hair loss for many of her life. 

The 53-year-old Hairspray actress shared a before photo with a shaved head, and an after photo with voluminous hair growth, showing off a dramatic one-year transformation which she credited to her hair care products.

‘For those of you who don’t know or don’t remember my personal journey. These side by sides show the dramatic success I’ve had using @harklinikken products,’ the TV host wrote within the caption.

Hair update: Ricki Lake took to Instagram on Wednesday to offer a positive update on her hair transformation, showing off a dramatic one-year transformation with before and after photos  

‘I’ve been following their easy and simple protocol for over 2 years now. People ask on a regular basis, I take advantage of their shampoo, condition day by day and their extract at night,’ she explained.

‘I couldn’t be happier with my results and to finally be at peace with my hair loss struggles.’

‘Pictures are taken just over a 12 months apart,’ she wrote adding that the primary photo was taken on December 31, 2019, and the second photo was taken on January 27, 2021. 

At peace: In the second photo, taken last year, the actress, 53, is seen with voluminous hair growth, which she credited to her hair care products, adding, 'I could not be happier with my results and to finally be at peace with my hair loss struggles'

At peace: Within the second photo, taken last 12 months, the actress, 53, is seen with voluminous hair growth, which she credited to her hair care products, adding, ‘I couldn’t be happier with my results and to finally be at peace with my hair loss struggles’

Before: The TV host shaved her head in January 2020, after battling hair loss for most of her life

Before: The TV host shaved her head in January 2020, after battling hair loss for many of her life

At the top of last 12 months the star revealed that she has learned loads since revealing her battle with hair loss two years prior and shaving her head.  

‘2 years ago today I took a leap of religion. I finally surrendered and got here out about my many years long struggle with hair loss (and shaved my head),’ the actress said to her Instagram followers.

‘It was so scary and so liberating. The journey since has been such a present. Self-love and acceptance has been the nice takeaway. And a pair of years later, I sit in total gratitude for the journey,’ Lake added.

Opening up in 2020: 'Suffering mostly in silence off and on for almost 30 years. AND I am finally ready to share my secret,' Ricki said in her original Instagram post in 2020

Opening up in 2020: ‘Suffering mostly in silence on and off for nearly 30 years. AND I’m finally able to share my secret,’ Ricki said in her original Instagram post in 2020

She went on to thank her friends, family and role models for his or her support and helping her ‘love myself exactly as I’m.’

The actress was smiling for the camera as she had her hair buzzed off for the second time. Ricki was embracing her short, grey hair before making the choice again to completely buzz it off.

‘First things first, I’m not sick. (THANK GOD.) I’m not having a mid-life crisis. Nor am I having a mental breakdown, though I even have been suffering,’ she began her lengthy Instagram post in 2020. ‘Suffering mostly in silence on and off for nearly 30 years. AND I’m finally able to share my secret.’

Hairspray: Lake previously revealed that her hair has never been the same since filming Hairspray in 1988, where her natural hair was 'triple-processed and teased,' stating she went from 'Hairspray to Hairless'

Hairspray: Lake previously revealed that her hair has never been the identical since filming Hairspray in 1988, where her natural hair was ‘triple-processed and teased,’ stating she went from ‘Hairspray to Hairless’

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

‘Ever since I played Tracy Turnblad in the unique Hairspray back in 1988 and so they triple-processed and teased my then healthy virgin hair every 2 weeks during filming, my hair was never the identical. (Yes, that was all my very own hair within the film.) From Hairspray to Hairless.’

Ricki has two children, Milo, 24, and Owen, 20, who she shares along with her ex-husband, Rob Sussman. She was also previously married to jewelry designer Christian Evans from 2012 until 2015. Evans died by suicide on February 11, 2017. 

The star tied the knot for the third time earlier this 12 months, marrying her lawyer fiancé Ross Burningham in a magical backyard wedding, after they got engaged in February of 2021. 

Married: The star tied the knot for the third time earlier this year, marrying her lawyer fiancé Ross Burningham in a magical backyard wedding, after they got engaged in February of 2021

Married: The star tied the knot for the third time earlier this 12 months, marrying her lawyer fiancé Ross Burningham in a magical backyard wedding, after they got engaged in February of 2021

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