Biggest Afro Hair In The World – Guinness World Record

Biggest Afro Hair In The World – Guinness World Record

August 12, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


00:05
COMM: 38-year-old Aevin Dugas, from Louisiana, has the world’s largest afro measuring a staggering
4 foot and 4 inches around. 00:13
Aevin: It’s been 14 years since I actually went natural. One time I strived to get the
hair that was straight and now I want it big and poofy. 00:22
Aevin: To get all the attention in public – it’s always a positive thing. It’s not like
people really come up and say anything mean. Usually, that’s why my hair’s in my face because
then it kind of protects me and makes me feel a little more comfortable. 00:32
COMM: Aevin has been growing her hair since she was a child and 3 years ago achieved her
dream of securing a Guinness World Record. 00:38
Aevin: The first measurement in 2010, I think it was 4 feet 4 inches around. I’m not sure
how big it could get, but I mean I’ll try as long as I can. 00:49
Man: That’s you’re real natural hair? Girl, that’s real nice 00:51
Aevin: Thank you 00:52
COMM: With the world record under her belt, it’s no surprise she attracts attention wherever
she goes, and has become an inspiration to others, like her hairdresser, Toby Johnson. 01:02
Toby: This is the greatest hair I’ve ever seen. It is natural and just beautiful 01:09
Woman: It’s beautiful. Basically Aevin inspired me to go natural. 01:14
Woman: When I saw her, I was just like… it was still big, you know? Part of me wanted
to lay in it. 01:23
COMM: Although Aevin enjoys the attention her hair has brought her, taking care of it
isn’t an easy job. 01:29
Aevin: It would take a day and a half for it to dry, almost 2 days, like people think
I’m joking, I’m remember washing my hair on a Sunday… I put it in braids, I let it dry,
on Wednesday night, it was still damp. 01:41
COMM: Aevin has recently come out of a long-term relationship and she worries that her hair
could distract men when getting to know her. 01:48
Aevin: I guess it would be one of those things that if I see that we’re actually getting
close, you know, moving onto another level, I’ll be like, “Oh hey, by the way, you know,
I have really big hair”. 01:59
Aevin: I did tell one guy and he was shocked and he Googled me and was like, “Oh wow”,
and when I saw him again, he was wearing a fro. 02:06
COMM: And she’s had a great response to her world record. 02:09
Aevin: The reaction in my hometown was actually very positive. Everybody was just so proud
of me and they kept saying, “You’re a celebrity”, like, do not call me that, I just have big
hair. 02:17
COMM: However, the original inspiration for Aevin’s afro came when she saw a photo of
her mother with one in the 60s. 02:23
Deborah: I am really proud and humbled by the fact that she thinks it’s because she
liked my natural hair way before she was born. 02:32
COMM: And with her place in the record books secured, she has no plans to take a trim just
yet. 02:37
Aevin: Do I see myself cutting my hair? No, I don’t think so. Me straightening my hair
wasn’t gonna change who I am, you know, I’m still Aevin, I’m still an African-American
and as far as, you know, putting chemicals in my hair – what’s the point?