Gail Mabalane: The star's hair journey and alopecia diagnosis

Gail Mabalane: The star's hair journey and alopecia diagnosis

- Gail Mabalane has been open and honest about the journey she has taken with her hair since being diagnosed with alopecia

- The star has been candid about her hair loss, regrowth and the treatment she sought as she went through figuring out what was best for her body

- Fans have praised the star for bringing awareness to hair loss and her attempts to de-stigmatise conditions like alopecia which precipitate it

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Gail Mabalane has been honest about the journey she has gone through with her hair and how she has dealt with being diagnosed with alopecia.

The celebrity was initially experiencing hair loss and then announced early in 2019 that she had sought professional help and been diagnosed with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia.

The condition results in hair loss and is the most common form of alopecia to affect African women.

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Gail Mabalane, hair journey

Gail Mabalane's hair journey and alopecia diagnosis has been something she used to help others through their own battles. Images: @gail_mabalane
Source: Instagram

Gail has managed to turn her hair struggles around and bring both awareness and de-stigmatisation to the condition. The multi-talented celebrity has chronicled her treatment and how her hair has regrown on social media and used her platform to help others feel less alone.

Fans have often commented on how grateful they were to Gail for shining a spotlight on the struggles that many go through with hair loss. In a year of immense difficulty, Gail has helped those battling with confidence to stand tall and unashamed:

ndib.alema: "Thank you for being a rock ,a light ,and an encourage....we can't thank you enough Gail...You are loved queen"
realnoblesoul: "That Powerful a true African woman may your confidence resonate with all African women"
precious_mathenjwa: "You are beautiful with or without hair. I cut my hair last month all of it, i have neverfelt soo liberated. I am starting over."

Check out some of her empowering posts below:

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In Mzansi-related news, Briefly.co.za reported on a video of a woman struggling to eat her meal due to her manicure surfacing and going viral online

A woman has caused a stir online after footage was posted of her struggling to eat her meal due to her long, manicured nails. In the video, which was shared by Twitter user Emmanuel Oyiti, the woman can be seen attempting to eat fish in a bowl of soup. She tries to accomplish this with her hands but her manicure seems to be making it difficult.

The video then shows the woman becoming frustrated with her lack of success from one method, so she tries a different one and begins to use the tips of the long nails to eat the fish.

Social media users were captivated by the video, and flooded the comments section of the post to share their thoughts.

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And in celebrity-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on some new life being welcomed to the world as Manaka Ranaka announced she gave birth to a baby boy.

Manaka Ranaka has given birth to a baby boy. The Generations: The Legacy star recently took to social media to announce that she welcomed her new son on 15 December. In an Instagram post which has amassed almost 40 000 likes, Manaka posted a photo of her new baby's tiny hand with a caption detailing his birth date.

The actress' followers were delighted by the news and immediately took to the comments section to send their congratulations to the proud mama.

Manaka is already a mama to her two daughters, Katlego and Naledi. She wrote the caption of the post as if she were her little prince making his entrance to the world and she penned:

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"Kaaaaaa world. Sooooooooooo good to finally be here.. Now, where should I put my bags #BabyDragon #Seni #BigBoy 15/12/2020"

Fans and famous followers added positive emojis and send good vibes. Read some of their comments below:

thando_thabethe: "Congratulations Manaka"
basetsanakumalo: "Awwwwww Congratulations, may your precious little boy bring you endless days of pure bliss. God’s richest blessings upon his life."
simphiwe_tinny: "Santa gave you the best one this year...a whole Prince, congratulations Manaka"
katlego_mojela: "Tears. Just tears. This is incredibly amazing! Everything you have ever wanted."
shock.star: "A small hand carrying big gifts. Congratulations ngwana Mma."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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