Nilanshi Patel, a 16 year old girl from Gujarat, India, has set a new record for the Longest hair on a teenager, with long brown hair that measures 170.5 cm (5 ft 7 in) long.


Nilanshi, who has earned the nickname of real-life Rapunzel from her friends, has been growing her hair since she was six years old, following a bad experience at the hairdressers.

"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," she said.


Although she now doesn't have to go to the hairdressers, it still takes a lot to look after her hair. 

She washes her hair once a week, and once it's clean, it takes half an hour to dry and one hour to comb.

Nilanshi's mum helps her with the tasks, which she can't do alone.


Her mum has always supported Nilanshi growing her hair - which is a good thing too, as she has no plans to cut her hair anytime soon.

"People think that I face so many problems with my hair, but I don't face any problems, I do sports and all the things with my hair. It's a lucky charm for me!"

"I style it is as a long braid or as a bun on the top of my head. When I am going to an occasion, or when I am playing table tennis, I bun my hair on my head so that it is comfortable for me."

"I feel very excited and I feel very happy and it is a big victory for me to be a world record holder."

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