Be amazed at real-life Rapunzel’s beautiful 90-inch long hair!

April 26, 2017 10:23 am Last Updated: April 26, 2017 10:23 am

Have you ever dreamed of being the prince or princess described in fairy tales? This real-life Rapunzel has grown her hair for two decades. Managing this 90-inch and 4.5-pound massive mane is a challenge for her—yet she and her spouse adore the super-long locks of hair.

Her name is Aliia Nasroya, a 27-year-old woman from Riga, Latvia, according to Barcroft TV.

In describing how much it weighs, Aliia said it feels like a cat sitting on her shoulders all the time—it weighs 4.5 pounds, or 2 kilograms.

Credits: Instagram/Alia Aliia Nasyrova

Aliia said she decided to grow her hair when she was a child after reading about Rapunzel’s mythical locks. She’s never cut her hair—except once, when it got tangled with chewing gum.

Credits: Instagram/Alia Aliia Nasyrova

But as she told Barcroft, it’s not easy to maintain her locks. It takes an entire day to air-dry her tresses and an hour to brush it through.
Plus, the combs, shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products to maintain this real-life Rapunzel’s hair weigh approximately 22 pounds.

Aliia’s husband, Ivan Balaban, said he’s very careful not to damage or tangle her long hair at home.

“I am always cuddling up to the wall to give more space for hair, so there is no way I can damage it accidentally, mix them up or harm it any other way,” he said.

As for Aliia, since her hair is longer than she is, she often steps on it at home and can’t let it go when she’s outside.

Credits: Instagram/Alia Aliia Nasyrova
Occupying certain space of the couple’s marital bed, the extra-long hair is treated as the third member of their family. “I always talk to the braid respectfully. Sometimes I ask it to move a bit,” Ivan explained.

Even when they’re scheduling a vacation spot, they have to carefully avoid Aliia’s hair-care dates.

“When we are going away somewhere we always plan the entire day for it since we understand that otherwise we will lose one day from our vacation and we will have to sit inside at home,” added Ivan.

Credits: Instagram/Alia Aliia Nasyrova
However, not everyone appreciates this real-life Rapunzel’s long hair. Some have told her to “cut it, sell it or get rid of it” online, she recalls.

Despite the challenges, the couple loves it. Ivan said he’s proud of his wife for not cutting her hair. And Aliia doesn’t plan on chopping off her hair anytime soon, either.

For her, persistence and passion has paid off!