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Gail Mabalane Reveals The Serious Reason She Cut Her Hair

Gail Mabalane Reveals The Serious Reason She Cut Her Hair! A few days ago, the actress debuted a bold, bald look on social media which looks just as great as her other hairstyles.

Whilst we thought Gail was being experimental with her looks like an artist she is, it turns out there is a serious health reason behind the big chop. Gail later took to Instagram sharing what she has been battling. The actress explained she suffers from central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, a condition that leads to a person losing their body hair. She added that she is consulting with a dermatologist who diagnosed her with the condition.

“A few months ago I went to the salon for a routine hair wash. To my shock, after my wash, a big chunk of my hair was gone! After a few weeks of ‘self medicating’, I decided to consult a dermatologist. CCCA was the diagnosis. Simply put a very common cause of alopecia or hair loss in black women,” she said.

Gail added that she is happy that the treatment she’s receiving is working and that her hair was growing back. She also used the opportunity to advice her followers to pay attention when they lose hair.

“Apart from the fact that wearing a wig can get tiring. I wanted to use this opportunity to say to women: if you have any form of hair loss (hairline included), please consult a professional. Had I not gotten the necessary treatment, this could have resulted in permanent hair loss. Sometimes it’s not hair activator that’s needed but treatment.”

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So…Why did I cut my hair? 🙂 _________________________________ A few months ago I went to the salon for a routine hair wash. To my shock, after my wash, a big chunk of my hair was GONE!!! 😳 _________________________________ After a few weeks of “self medicating”, I decided to consult a dermatologist. _________________________________ CCCA – Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia was the diagnosis. Simply put … a very common cause of Alopecia or hair loss in black women. __________________________________ I’m happy to say that the treatment is definitely working and my hair is growing back…so thank goodness…I’ll survive winter. 🙏🏾 __________________________________ So why am I sharing this? Apart from the fact that wearing a wig can get tiring 😅 … I wanted to use this opportunity to say to women: if you have any form of hair loss (hairline included), please consult a professional. Had I not gotten the necessary treatment, this could have resulted in permanent hair loss. Sometimes, it’s not hair activator that’s needed…but treatment. 😊 #OwnYourNarrative #AuthenticConnections

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