A teen who holds the record of having the longest hair in the world has broken her own record!
17-year-old Nilanshi Patel from Modasa, India has hair that measures (190cm) 6ft 2in long. Her locks have grown 20cm since it was last measured in November.
She was only 6 years old when she started her Rapunzel journey.
In an interview with AFP, Nilanshi said: “At six, I had a very bad experience at a local salon.
“Since then I have been apprehensive about cutting my hair. My parents accepted my wishes and now my locks have become my lucky charm.”
She has developed a routine of washing her hair once a week before spending hours combing and drying it. She only leaves it down for beautiful photos and to prevent it from touching the floor or ground, she has to wear high heels.
Nilanshi usually wears her hair in a braid but when she plays table tennis, she ties it in a bun. She also uses an oil made with a secret recipe made by her mom Kaminibenat to keep her hair shiny and strong.
“I do what every teenager does. Wash the hair every week and oil it once or twice a week,” she expressed.
“Mostly I keep a braid, but while playing or for some occasions, I tie the hair into a bun. The only time I have trouble is while swimming.”
The aspiring engineer hopes that someday she can scoop the overall record for the longest hair in the world as it currently belongs to Xie Quiping in China. Her hair was 18ft 5in when it was measured in 2004.
Xie Quiping has been growing her hair since 1973 when she was 13. This means Nilanshi has some catching up to do.
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section and SHARE this post with your family and friends!