The fairy tale of Rapunzel has been told to children and grown-ups alike for years. What many find fascinating is the really long hair that Rapunzel uses as a rope to escape her tower prison. While her hair may not be magical like in the story, an Indian girl is now the record holder for teen with the longest hair. It currently measures at 5 feet, 7 inches long, which is also the size of a fully grown man.
For Nilanshi Patel, being a Guinness World Record holder at 16 years has not come easy. The journey to being the teen with the longest hair started when she was 6 and had a bad haircut. This experience traumatized her so much that she vowed never to cut her hair again. Ten years later, her ‘lucky charm’ hair would see her being entered into the 2020 edition of the Guinness World Records as the teen with the longest hair in the world.
Having such long hair is not without its hardships! Nilanshi takes 30 minutes to dry her hair and about an hour to brush it every day. In addition, her mother supports her by massaging mustard oil into her locks every day. Despite the challenges, Nilanshi wouldn’t trade her Rapunzel-like hair for anything!
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