Top 5 Women with Extremely Long Hair
Long hair was always the symbol of felinity and woman’s graciousness. But in reality it is a huge responsibility – you have to take special care of it, and no, combining isn’t the worst problem. Just think how long it would take you to dry it off, how many expensive products you are supposed to use in order to keep it healthy, fresh and silky looking. Well, some women actually love their super long, not only it makes them even more beautiful, but because it helps them beat World’ records.
#1. The woman with the longest dreadlocks
Asha Mandela is the woman who holds the record for world’s longest dreadlocks. The 50-year-old woman from Atlanta has earned the name “the Black Rapunzel” because she holds the Guinness World Record for “World’s Longest Dreadlocks,” which she has since 2008. Her dreads were officially measured at 5.7 meters, but an unofficial measurement found that one of the strands measured insane 16 meters. Mandela first started growing her dreadlocks 25 years ago, after she moved from Trinidad-Tobago to New York and decided to have a more “natural” hairstyle. She washes the dreads once a week and uses, wait for it – up to six bottles of shampoo at a time. Then it takes two days for the locks to dry, and they weigh around 50 kilograms when they are wet. Man that is some serious business. But her doctors are pretty concerned about her health. They seem to think that she has a curvature of her spine due to the length and weight of her hair.
#2. The woman with longest hair in the world
The woman is known as Miss Dyq, is the Queen of long hair in China and holds the Guinness World Record for longest hair. Born in April 1964, she began to grow long hair when she was about 14 years old. As her hair length of 3,30 meters attracted a lot of attention, she joined several long hair competitions and won prizes, of course. The woman who now lives in the USA says that it takes her about one to two hours to comb her hair that is around 420 cm long. Washing that long hair requires five to six hours every two weeks.
#3. Brazilian teen sold her super long hair and bought a house with the money
Another Rapunzel, and probably youngest on this list. The 12-year-old Natasha Moraes De Andrade got tired of brushing and washing her almost 1.5 meters long hair (that’s almost a human size). Natasha, who lives in a shanty town in Rio de Janeiro, had long locks, and an uneasy lifestyle because of them. At 1.5 meters, she was only 3 cm taller than her hair, and had to carry it around so it didn’t snag. She had to spend up to an hour and a half each day brushing it. Also, she had another problem, the fans in her house couldn’t be turned on because her hair could have easily get caught in them; that wasn’t easy with the typical Brazilian heat and no ventilation. Even though she wasn’t leading rich life, her shampoo expenses were astronomical at over $600 a year. But then Natasha finally decided to do a radical change so she walked into a salon and cut her hair. It was the beginning of a new life. Natash was crying as her super long hair were sheared for the first time in her life. Now, she wears her hair as a simple bob of just 50-60 centimeter length, and washing her hair only takes five minutes. The girl managed to sell her hair for $5000, which helped save her family from financial issues. They now plan to build the house they’ve always dreamed of.
#4. Mother and three daughters are growing their hair for a competition
Three girls are following their mom’s footsteps by letting their hair grow so long that it nearly touches the ground. Terelynn Russel, who lives in Illinois, USA with her husband and children, has hair that is nearly 1.8 meters long. Her three daughters are getting close to matching their mother’s achievement. The woman regularly wins first place in Longest Pony Tail Competitions at annual carnivals and fairs, and her girls are following her example because she wants all of them to win at least once.
#5. The woman who hasn’t cut her hair since 1990
Yes, that is almost 25 years, you counted well. Her hair is long over 271 centimeters, and Aixiu is proud of the fact that she hasn’t cut her hair in over two decades, all thanks to the recommendation of a hairdresser back in 1990. Her hair grows at an amazing rate of 20 cm per year. The woman says that she didn’t eat anything special nor used any special shampoos to maintain her hair healthy and in good condition. Although Aixiu has previously turned down 10,000 Yuan for her hair, she slowly changes her mind and plans to cut it since doctors say that her long locks absorb too much nutrition from her head. So literally her hair is living a life on its own.