In what might remind you of the classic children's story of Rapunzel who had hair as long as a tower, an Indian girl has set the world record for the longest hair on a teenager.
Gujarat-based Nilanshi Patel (17) recently broke her own world record, with her hair now measuring 6 feet and 2.8 inches, a 7.8 inch growth from her previous record.
The Guinness Book of World Records recently took to Instagram to break the news of the new record set by Nilanshi, posting a picture of her, with her hair spread over a white background.
The image is captioned as, "Longest hair on a teenager record holder Nilanshi Patel from India was recently remeasured- her lengthy locks now reach 190 cm (6 ft 2.8 in)!"
Longest hair on a teenager record holder Nilanshi Patel from India was recently remeasured - her lengthy locks now reach 190 cm (6 ft 2.8 in)! _________________________________________________ #GWR2020 #hair #longhair #longhairgoals #longhairstyles #guinnessworldrecords #officiallyamazing
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Nilanshi told AFP that she decided to never run scissors on her hair after she received a bad haircut at the age of 6. Since then, she has never cut her hair.
Notably, she had also set a world record in November 2018, with her hair measuring 170.5 cm (5ft and 6 inches).
Over the course of one year, her hair grew 7.8 inches.
Nilanshi washes her hair once a week and applies a homemade oil prepared by her mother. It takes her an hour to comb her hair and about half an hair to dry them.
"I love my hair, I never want to get my hair chopped...There is a new world in my life. The entire world has started knowing me," she told ANI.
Speaking about her future plans, Nilanshi, a student of Class 12, said that she aspires to become a software engineer and is currently preparing for her Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains.
"I never felt distraction because whenever mummy takes care of my hair I have books in my hand. This is happening since my childhood so I am habitual to it," she said.
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