The media personality recently took to her Instagram to reveal the real reason behind her new look. In a lengthy post, the star revealed that she was diagnosed with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia.
"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," she wrote in part. Take a look at the post below:
Props to Gail for being brave enough to open up about her condition. The star who has been in the spotlight for close to 10-years started her career as a contestant on South African Idols and since then, she has become one of South Africa's most sought-after actresses with an impressive acting resume.
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