India's 'Rapunzel' remains a cut above the rest as the teen with the world's longest hair

World record hair
World record hair

Nilanshi beat her own record of 170.5 centimeters set in December 2018 with a new length of 190 centimeters.

Nilanshi Patel stopped getting her hair cut more than a decade ago, following a hair-raising ordeal at a salon.

"My mom always helps me with growing my hair, and she never feels any difficulty in doing that [sic]," says Nilanshi. "And in fact, it was her dream that I get a Guinness World Record, and also my father always helps me and always supports me for growing my hair."

 Nilanshi has to wear high-heeled shoes if she doesn't want her hair to touch the ground. Apart from that, she says she cares for her hair like every other teenager.

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Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude 

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