According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest hair in the world spans 5.627 meters, or about 18.5 feet; but one woman is throwing her name into the mix for having the longest locks in Britain (and soon, maybe the world).
37-year-old Monika Shah claims to now hold the record for the longest hair in Britain at five feet three inches (!). According to The Sun, she spends an hour washing her mane once a week and more than three hours drying it. Shah also applies hair oil to her strands twice a week, a process that takes her more than an hour, to attain a luscious, silky texture — and the routine is obviously paying off.
After going almost two decades without so much as a trim, Shah says her hair is actually super easy to manage. And, um, since her hair is taller than some humans, Shah says she doesn’t bother with hair tools or fancy ‘dos. She told The Sun, “I haven’t been to a beauty parlor in over 17 years. I can’t go to the shops without people stopping me to comment on how nice my hair is. It takes a while to wash it, but after that, I don’t have to style it very much.”
Shah’s goal is to grow her hair to a length of six feet, an aim which actually seems rather feasible. “It grows so quickly, at a rate of about an inch a month,” she told The Sun. “I think it is because of my diet. I eat lots of healthy food like vegetables and fruit and nuts.”
If that’s all it takes to grow our hair from head to literal toe, we’re in.
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