Real-life Rapunzel has longest dreads in the world

May 19, 2017 7:32 pm Last Updated: May 19, 2017 7:32 pm

 

 

This woman is a real-life version of Rapunzel from the classic fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers, as you can see in the video below.

Asha Mandela, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, won the Guinness World Record in 2009 for the world’s longest dreadlocks at 22 feet.

But recently she measured her hair again, and one lock of hair was an incredible 55 feet 7 inches!

Of course, having so much hair does have its disadvantages. Her hair weighs nearly 42 pounds, and she has to wind it into an African-style baby sling when she leaves the house.

It takes two days to wash and dry, and it’s even heavier when wet. But Mandela says she still loves her hair.

“My hair’s really become part of me…I would never cut my hair,” she said.