Woman who suffered from alopecia now has long flowing hair
Real life Rapunzel Anastasia Sidorov has not always had these stunning flowing locks. The 23-year-old admitted she used to suffer from the debilitating condition Alopecia.
A real life Rapunzel has revealed that she has not always had these stunning flowing locks after admitting she used to suffer from the debilitating condition alopecia.
Anastasia Sidorov now boasts enviable locks at the age of 23 but has recently told how she suffered from baldness from the age of 18.
Such has been the extent of Muscovite Anastasia's recovery that she has now gone onto model for Pantene shampoo, appearing in adverts in Russian magazines.
On her Instagram page she said: 'Today I measured the length of my hair for the first time. I never wondered about this question, but there are a lot of questions. So, the length of the hair is 106 cm.'
It's hard to believe Anastasia Sidorov once suffered from the debilitating condition hair loss alopecia but she now has stunning long hair
The determined young woman has since trained as a hair loss expert and now shares her tips for a healthy mane on social media
Anastasia's special shampoo has sulphates in it and she uses a keratin mask after every wash
The beauty admitted that as a teen she was diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia - a condition which leads to the hair falling out leaving huge bald patches, and in some extreme cases complete baldness.
It is not known what causes alopecia but it is believed to be stress-related.
Steadily losing confidence, Anastasia went to visit a trichologist, an expert on hair loss, to see what she could do to help.
Luckily the long running treatment of care worked and as well as Anastasia's hair growing, so did her interest in the profession.
The determined young woman has since trained to become a trichologist herself and has released her top tips for keeping a healthy mane.
The causes of alopecia are not entirely known but it is believed the hair loss condition could be related to stress
Moscovite Anastasia says on her Instagram page she is now a certified trichologist and charges £54 for each session
She now shares her tips for glossy hair which now measures over 3 feet long on her social media page
She says she never straightens her hair, allows her hair to air dry 60 percent before using a hairdryer on it after washing and uses special treatments to keep it in tip top shape.
The shampoo she uses has sulphates in it and she uses a keratin mask after every wash. She also takes a daily supplement of omega-3 and vitamin D.
Anastasia continues to share her tips for having a glossy and healthy mane with her 238,000 followers on Instagram.
She charges £54 for the individual plan of hair treatment gives consultations on the social media site.
Anastasia says many people often face a season of hair loss but this is ok if the body's iron content is normal and there are no hormonal changes
She told her 238,000 Instagram followers selecting the wrong type of shampoo can have lasting damage on your hair
'Before you decide on which shampoo suits you, you need to decide on the type of hair,' she said.
'Improperly selected shampoo can damage your hair very badly.
'For example, if you have dry hair, start using shampoo for oily hair, you remove all that natural fat, without which the normal condition of the hair, which is already lacking, is impossible.
'You will dry the scalp and make your hair very fragile, brittle.
'Many people often face a season of hair loss. If the iron content in the body is normal and there are no hormonal changes, this is normal.'
The beauty has appeared in advertisements for Pantene shampoo that have appeared in Russian magazines