World's Longest Dreadlocks: Guinness World Record

World's Longest Dreadlocks: Guinness World Record

June 26, 2019 50 By Kailee Schamberger



some women dream of having long flowing hair but here in Atlanta Georgia things have got a little out of control meet Asha Mandela who has the world's longest dreadlocks a lot of people refer to me as a black Rapunzel they refer to me as a legend they refer to me as the ninth wonder of the world people tell me all the time that I inspire them 50 year old Asha began growing her hair in her 20s in a spiritual quest to change her life I started growing my hair 25 years ago I started having certain dreams and visions about to change in my lifestyle and everything about no way of life but her controversial decision didn't please everyone when I told my mom I was gonna grill up she said after I groomed to hear so nice with grease and all those things this is what you want to do with the nice girls eventually winning her family over Asha been shot to fame in 2009 when her dreadlocks which at a time measured 19 feet six inches won a Guinness World Record over the years Ash's hair has grown even longer oh my god we actually ran out of tape this is crazy and this measure tape is 25 feet long amazingly one strand of hair has exceeded all expectations 55 feet 7 inches oh my god I don't believe this this is I'm sweatin this is too much and it's not just the length of Ash's hair that's extreme weigh in 39 pounds her locks are so heavy she has to carry them in a basket on her back oh my god are you serious however Ash's hair could be causing some serious side-effects the doctors seem to think that I have a curvature of my spine and it's the length and the weight of my hair that's making me curve more than I should I've heard doctors say to me that my neck has collapsed at the back and that I need to be careful I can start having spasms and stuff in my spine and probably be paralyzed it may be record breaking the ashes hair presents her with significant challenges especially when it comes to washing is I wash my hair once a week I used the wash it like three times a week and I was told at it it's too much once washed it can take up to two days to dry but the demands of her hair haven't caused problems in one area her love life a lot of men oh they're crazy for a woman with long hair my hair has never posed a problem at intimacy I think it adds a little spice aunty despite the warnings Asher is planning to keep on growing her hand when I first started it was more of a spiritual journey it wasn't anything to do with a fad or styling fashion after 25 years of growth my hair's really become part of me and I feel like if I ever cut my hair I'd be really taken away my life besides that we have become one so I couldn't imagine life at all I will never cut my hair