16-Year-old girl breaks Guinness Record as teenager with longest hair in the world

16-Year-old girl breaks Guinness Record as teenager with longest hair in the world

A 16-year-old has broken the world record for having the longest hair in the world, Briefly.co.za has learnt.

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The teen, Nilanshi Patel, has an interesting story behind her incredibly long hair as it was trimmed against her will when she was six.

16-year-old girl breaks Guinness Record as teenager with longest hair in the world

Nilanshi Patel's hair is a staggering 1.7 metres. Photo: Inside Edition.
Source: UGC

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The Inside Edition further reports that after vowing to allow her hair to flourish, the results over the years are the stuff of dreams as her hair is currently at a staggering 5 feet, 7 inches.

In other words, her hair measures 1.7 metres, which is the average height of a full-grown man.

16-year-old girl breaks Guinness Record as teenager with longest hair in the world

The 16-year-old can spend hours in preparing hair alone. Photo: Inside Edition
Source: UGC

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Patel now goes into the 2020 edition of the Guiness World Records book for having the longest hair for a teenager.

According to records, the world's longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping - a Chinese national - which stood at 5.627 metres.

16-year-old girl breaks Guinness Record as teenager with longest hair in the world

Patel is literally the modern day Rapunzel. Photo: Inside Edition.
Source: UGC

Qiuping had been growing her hair since 1973 when she was only 13.

So what is it like having such long hair? Patel admits that it is predictably not easy, but it is all worth it in the end.

For one, drying the hair is an uphill task and it takes up to 30 minutes.

The brushing part is also another challenge which takes up to an hour to get the perfect shape.

“I feel very excited and healthy and it’s a big deal for me to be in a world record,” she said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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