Meet Nilanshi Patel: Girl with the longest hair!
Nilanshi Patel, an 18-year-old from Gujarat broke her Guinness World Record for longest hair on a teenager yet again. Nilanshi has held the title of the longest hair on a teenager since November 2018
Nilanshi Patel, an 18-year-old from Gujarat broke her Guinness World Record for the longest hair on a teenager yet again. Nilanshi has held the title of the longest hair on a teenager since November 2018.
When Nilanshi achieved the feat on the Italian television show La Notte Dei Record (The Night of Records) in 2018, her hair measured 170.5 centimeters or 5 feet 7 inches. On September 22, 2019, her hair grew to a length of 190 centimeters or 6 feet 2.8 inches. This year, her hair has grown to a final staggering length of 200 centimeters or 6 feet 6.7 inches.
According to the Guinness World Record, the measurement for this record is taken when the hair is wet as the hair is naturally longer when wet, thus, giving a clear measurement. The hair is placed on a flat surface alongside a ruler for the measurement.
Nilanshi achieved the feat days before her 18th birthday in August.
Nilanshi, who is called Rapunzel by her friends, has been growing her hair since she was six years old after having a “bad experience” at a salon.
While talking to the Guinness World Record team, Nilanshi said: “I got my hair cut, a really bad haircut. So, then I decided that I won’t cut my hair. I decided that when I was six and have not cut it since”.
The 18-year-old also told Guinness World Record that her mother helps her dry and comb her hair after every week’s wash.