Gail Mabalane ends her alopecia treatment journey with great success
Last year Gail Mabalane opened about her alopecia diagnosis.
The Blood and Water actress, who is married to Kwaito singer Kabelo Mabalane, revealed the news on Instagram after she had posted pictures of herself sporting her bold New Look together with her head completely bald. She then decided to inform her fans that she was diagnosed with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia which causes hair loss in black women.
Fast forward to 2020 and Gail is looking beautiful as ever as she shared pictures of herself sporting her natural hair saying she is grateful for the regrowth of her hairline.
This prompted other women to also share their struggles with their hairline including K Naomi who said hairlines take goodbye to grow as she is additionally expecting hers to grow back. Coincidentally K Naomi also shared a boomerang of herself with a fresh haircut a few days ago.
When Gail first shared her hairless story she disclosed that initially, she tried to remedy things reception but eventually consulted a dermatologist because nothing was working.
Gail wrote, “So…Why did I cut my hair? ?? a couple of months ago I visited the salon for a routine hair wash. To my shock, after my wash, an enormous chunk of my hair was GONE!!! ?? After a couple of weeks of “self-medicating”, I made a decision to consult a dermatologist. CCCA – Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia was the diagnosis. Simply put … a really common explanation for Alopecia or hair loss in black women. I’m happy to mention that the treatment is certainly working and my hair is growing back…so thank goodness…I’ll survive winter. ????”
Gail took the chance to empower other women who could also be browsing an equivalent thing. “So why am I sharing this? aside from the very fact that wearing a wig can get tiring ?? … I wanted to use this chance to mention to women: if you’ve got any sort of hair loss (hairline included), please consult knowledgeable. Had I not gotten the required treatment, this might have resulted in permanent hair loss. Sometimes, it’s not a hair activator that’s needed…but treatment. ?? #OwnYourNarrative #AuthenticConnections”
She also went on The Azania Mosaka Show on 702 where she told Azania about her reasons for sharing her ordeal. “When this first happened to me, I knew it had been something I needed to share. a way of community always makes it easier to deal with what you’re browsing … and to be ready to tell women you’re not alone and seek professional help,” said Gail.
We don’t realize you but Gail remains one of the foremost beautiful women in SA with or without hair.