Woman carries record for World’s Longest Dreadlocks

Aug 23, 2013 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Woman dubbed ‘The Black Rapunzel’

 

Asha Mandela currently carries the world record for ‘the world’s longest dreadlocks’.

 

The 50-year-old Atlanta resident has earned the name “the Black Rapunzel” because she holds the Guiness World Record for “World’s Longest Dreadlocks,” which she has owned since 2008.

 

Mandela’s dreads were officially measured to be 19 feet, 6 inches long, but an unofficial measurement found that one of the strands measured at 55 feet, 7 inches.

 

The woman has been growing her locks for 25 years and counting, after she moved from Trinidad & Tobago to New York and decided to have a more ‘natural’ lifestyle.

 

Watch the video below to see the locks in action:

 

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