Published 02 December 2016
Thirteen year old Tyler Wright from the USA is the proud owner of a head of hair that measures a whopping 25.4 cm (10 in) high, 22.9 cm (9 in) wide and 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) in circumference.
His natural hair has grown so big that it broke the record for the Largest afro (male).
Speaking about his hair-mazing record, Tyler said: “It’s changed my life because I realise that I’m a thirteen year old and I’m able to get into a book for having the world’s largest male afro - and if I’m only thirteen and I can do that, I know I can do almost anything I want when I’m older.”
Previously the largest natural male afro was 14.6 cm (5.75 in) in height, 21.6 cm (8.5 in) in width and 154.3 cm (5 ft 0.75 in) in circumference.
Tyler was inspired to grow his afro after seeing a photo of his father as a young boy in the 1970s.
His parents are extremely proud and supportive of their record-breaking son – but mum can’t wait to take him to a barbers to get it cut!
Having the world’s largest fro does not come without its problems because kids at Tyler’s school have been known to lose things in his enormous hair.
The Largest afro (female) belongs to Aevin Dugas (USA).
It measures 16 cm (6.3 in) high, 21 cm (8.27 in) wide, and had a circumference of 139 cm (4 ft 7 in).
Tyler and his huge hair appear in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition alongside hundreds of jaw-dropping, mind-boggling and human body facts and feats.