Rapuzel claims that she became greyish when she was only 13 years old. She has now learned to accept her silver locks and grown them five feet long.

Anna Shepherd, 30, from Hungary was distraught when she found a silver strand in her hair and said she was stared at and called names by the other children at school like ‘Cruella,’ the villain in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians.

The farmer, however, decided to embrace her grays and, after being inspired by folklore, began growing her hair long. She admits that she hadn’t had a haircut properly since age 14. 

She washes her hair only once per month. 

Anna Shepherd, 30, from Hungary who claims she first started going grey when she was just 13-years-old, has learned to embrace her silver locks by growing them 5ft long

Anna Shepherd, 30, from Hungary who claims she first started going grey when she was just 13-years-old, has learned to embrace her silver locks by growing them 5ft long

Anna says she only washes her hair once a month, claiming that's the best way to keep it in check, and can even go for weeks without brushing it

 Anna says she only washes her hair once a month, claiming that’s the best way to keep it in check, and can even go for weeks without brushing it

Anna, who lives in Hungary, hopes to inspire others to embrace their grey hair

Anna is a Hungarian woman who hopes to encourage others in Hungary to love their grey hair.  

Anna, who was bullied in her teens, now has over 16,000 followers on Instagram (@prettyshepherd). They love seeing photos of her 5ft-long locks and hope to encourage others to embrace grey.

A haircare video in which she explained that she washes hair just once per month has over one million hits.

Although there is the possibility of injuries if the hair is not kept neat while she works on a farm the 30-year-old says that it’s actually beneficial to have long hair. She can go for up to a week without having her hair brushed.

She said: ‘I begged my mother to let me dye my hair when I began going grey. It was very sad for me and I worried about my appearance.

Anna was just 13-years-old when she found her first grey hair and begged her mum to let her dye it

Anna, just 13, was 13 years old when her first gray hair appeared. She begged her mother to allow her to dye her hair.

The 30-year-old from Hungary decided to embrace her natural colour though after becoming inspired by folk lore

After being inspired by folklore, the 30-year-old Hungarian woman decided to embrace her natural color.

The farmer only washes her hair once a month and said she can go for weeks without even brushing it

A farmer said her hair is only washed once a month. She claimed she can wash it for several weeks and not even need to brush it.

‘I felt extremely self-conscious all the time. My grey hair would be noticed by others and would receive comments.

‘I remember this incident when a boy called me Cruella and it did hurt my feelings.

‘But over time, I learned to love my grey hair and it became an extension of myself.’

In addition to the positive message Anna receives about her long locks, she’s confessed that she’s had some strange requests from male admirers, including one follower who offered to pay to lick her hair.

Anna has more than 16,000 followers on Instagram and often gets messages from men who love her look

Anna is a fan of more than 16,000 people on Instagram. She often receives messages from men who like her style.

Anna hopes that by sharing her journey and story with others it will encourage more people to embrace their silver strands

Anna hopes to inspire more people by sharing her story and journey with them.

Recalling the bizarre proposal, she said: ‘I was lost for words.’

Anna, who works as a farmer with her boyfriend, revealed that she doesn’t have a rigorous hair care regime and only washes it once a month.

She said: ‘The last time I had a proper haircut was when I was fourteen-years-old. The hairdresser cut off too much.

Since then, I’ve never gone back to my hairdresser. My mother will trim my hair if I need it, but this is only once every few years. 

The farmer only lets her mum trim her hair and hasn't been to a professional hairdresser since she was 14

Her mum is the only one who trims her hair. Since her 14th birthday, she hasn’t seen a professional stylist.

Anna, picuted in 2005 when she was 13-years-old, just as her hair was starting to go grey. As a teenager Anna would get teased for her grey hair and would beg her mum to let her dye it

Anna got her picuted at 13 when her hair began to get grey. Anna was teased as a teenager for her grey hair, and she would plead with her mom to color it.

Folklore imagery and women of history with beautiful floor length hair inspired Anna to emulate their hair and started growing it long

Anna was inspired to grow her hair long by beautiful women in history and folklore imagery.

‘It may partly be genetics, but I only wash my hair once a month because that’s how it behaves best.

‘And I don’t apply anything to my hair except some oil after I wash it to tame it and keep it manageable.

‘It’s honestly easier having long hair on the farm because you don’t have to style it and you can put it up in a bun. 

‘Sometimes when I’m doing a lot of physical work on the farm, I can go for a week without brushing it and it’s fine.’

Anna's dark hair has become more and more peppered with silver strang

Anna has seen her dark hair become increasingly flecked in silver strang.

Now she has knee-length hair that measures over 5ft long and is very healthy

She shares photos with her 16,000 Instagram followers and one of her videos has over 1 million hits

With her 16,000 Instagram fans, she shares her photos and one of her videos has more than 1,000,000 hits.

After being picked on because of her hair as a teenager, Anna’s confidence in her salty strands have helped women all over the world to embrace their grey and see it as a blessing.

She shared that she used to be stared at or picked on for her grey hair, but now only gets compliments.

‘I feel honoured when women write to me saying that they’ve found the courage to go grey because of me. This fills me with joy.

‘There’s definitely a stigma with a young woman having grey hair and I would love to help change that.’