Geordie Shore’s Sophie Kasaei has revealed the shocking extent of her hair loss [Getty]
Sophie is now urging others to take a break in between using extensions, and has unveiled the shocking extent of how extensions affected her locks.
Along with her other Geordie Shore members, including Charlotte Crosby, Marnie Simpson and Holly Hagan, Sophie has made it no secret that she styles her locks with the extra help of clip-ins.
But the 27 year old has shared a video with fans to explain how the extensions have left her with contraction alopecia.
Sophie has been left with huge bald patches [MTV/Instagram]
“Because of all the extensions I’ve been getting, I’ve suffered from Contraction Alopecia,” she said.
“Which means that I’ve lost hair on the sides and that it may never come back.”
She continued: “And that’s not because of the extensions that I’m getting in. It’s because of all the years I’ve been tormenting my hair.
Years of wearing hair extensions has damaged Sophie’s hair [MTV/Instagram]
“Going forward, I just want to start looking after my hair and I just want to make people aware that if you are getting extensions give your hair a break in between because you don’t want to end up with bald patches like this.”
After the video was shared on MTV’s Instagram, Sophie was soon flooded with support as young women related to the issue.
“This is a rapidly growing issue right now,” wrote one, while a second warned a friend: “Think before you get them.”
Sophie wore hair extensions for years [Sophie Kasei/Instagram]
And after cruel trolls left remarks, one hit back: “She’s giving people advice and being so brave as someone in the public eye and who can get slated in magazines/online etc for this and people are laughing at it? I just hope it doesn’t happen to you. I think she’s bloody brave.”
It was recently announced that Geordie Shore would be returning to our screens soon, with Gaz Beadle, Chloe Ferry, Aaron Chalmers, Scotty T and Marnie Simpson all returning.
Viewers will also see new addition Abbie Holborn, after the castmates picked to keep her out of the other newbies in the last series.