The world’s longest natural dreadlocks belong to Asha Mandela, a self-proclaimed “Black Rapunzel” and understandably so!
In 2009, Asha’s dreadlocks were officially measured by Guinness and found to be 19 feet, 6 inches long, with one lock measuring 55 feet, 7 inches.
55 FEET, 7 INCHES!
Asha has been growing her locks for over 25 years and she carries them low on her back bundled in a sling tied around her waist. Fortunately for her, she married a Kenyan hairdresser who takes loving care of her hair two days a week.
Asha currently lives in Florida and has her own line of haircare products.
BONUS FACT: On average, hair grows .3 – .5 mm per day, 0.5 inches per month, and 6 inches per year.