Alopecia is an autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp and sometimes other areas of the body. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, approximately 6.8 million people in the United States and 147 million worldwide have or will develop alopecia areata at some point in their lives.

Meet 23-year-old redhead, Anastasiya Sidorov. While growing up in Russia, she suffered from large bald patches on her hair – called androgenetic alopecia. If you look at Sidorov’s hair now, you would be shocked to find out she suffered with this disease for years. Her hair is now incredibly long, thick and beautiful.

She’s like a real-life rapunzel:

According to DailyMail, Sidorov was steadily losing confidence and decided to visit a trichologist, a hair and scalp specialist, who gradually cured her alopecia.

Since she has trained to become a trichologist and shares all her hair tips on Instagram. Some of them include:

1. Allowing the hair to air-dry about 60% before using a hairdryer.

2. Never straightening it.

3. Opting for a keratin mask after every wash [Check out the masks in October’s H2BAR Box.]

And, if you’re wondering, Sidorov recently measured her hair and it about 41 inches long. Wow!

READ: 6 Ways Redheads Can Halt Postpartum Hair Loss 

Rock it like a Redhead!