Real-life Rapunzel: 12 Year Old Girl With Longest Hair: 5 Feet 2 Inches long (1.57 meters): Only One Inch Taller Than Her Hair
What are the other records?Let’s take a look at people with longest hair
Have at the one of the girls with the longest hair in the world: it’s 5 Feet 2 Inches long and she’s only 5ft 3in tall. She is 12 years old and she has never once in her life cut her hair.
But living with hair as long ans hers is no walk in the park. Natasha Moraes de Andrade lives in a poor city in Brazil, and her family gets by on just one salary, but despite that, their annual shampoo bill is £400. Wanna know what else you have to do to get hair like hers?
Natasha has never set foot in a hair salon and still she has full, thick and long hair, but as always, when we have something, we want things at the extreme opposite. Well so does this 12 year-old girl, who grew tired of having to care for her extremely long hair and she plans to sell it.
So If you were wondering how you can have hair like hers, you might just be able to get this wonderful Rapunzel-like hair. How much do you need? Ohh… about £3,500. Why so expensive?
Well, being the teenager with the world’s longest hair is very exhausting, she has to spend an hour daily to brush it, she can’t do any sports, and she can’t even turn on the ventilators in her house due to the fact that her hair might get caught in it… just imagine the typical Brazilian heat with no ventilation.
The girl feels like she’s a prisoner of her own hair, and she hopes to be able to sale it as soon as possible so that she can get on with a normal life. The girl’s exact words were:
“I love my long hair and I’ll be sad when it’s gone. But it’s a pain looking after it. I can’t do a lot of things, like P.E. lessons at school. I hope to sell it for £3,500 and refurbish my bedroom. I hope it can give me a new life.”
We hope she finds her happiness, be it with long hair, short hair or how ever she wants it to be.
The real life Rapunzel managed to sell her hair for $ 5000 thus saving her family from financial issues. They now plan to build the house they’ve always dreamed of, all thanks to a new haircut. after she cut her hair, the 12-year-old declared that:
“I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, and I was also scared I might not get the money I wanted for it. Getting it cut has given me a new life. I used to be afraid every time I went out that someone would grab my hair or try to cut it off, but now I can do a lot of things which I couldn’t do before. Now I’m having cycling lessons, and I’ve got my freedom back. I much prefer it. I want to learn English and Spanish, and I’ve been able to go to the beach and swim without being afraid of getting my hair wet.”
Here are some pictures of Natasha Moraes de Andrade after her haircut:
Now let’s have a look at some women with even longer hair!
1. Xie Qiuping – longest hair in the world: 5.627 meters (18 ft 5.54 in)
Xie Qiuping is a Chinese woman who holds the record for the longest hair in the world. She hasn’t cut her hair since 1973, when she was 13 years-old and since 2004 she holds the record for the longest hair in the world.
2. Man with longest hair in the world: Tran Van Hay 6.3 m (20 ft 7 in).
Tran Van Hay died in 2010 at the age of 79, and when he died, he hadn’t cut his hair in more than 40 years. He stopped cutting it when he and his wife had their first baby in order to prevent illnesses (old myth) and he just started getting used to it so he decided never to cut it again. a lifetime later he was the amazing man with hair which was longer than 6 meters.
World’s longest female hair, by Guiness World Records
How about the official world record keeper for the longest female hair?
Mrs Mandela’s hair is over 19ft long (5.7 meters!) but with dread lock is more than 55ft long (over 16 meters!)
3. Random collection of people with really long hair, throughout history
Written with love and coolness by Marius on February 19, 2013 in Awesome Stuff
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