Meet The Woman With The longest Dreads of 55ft
Her incredible hair has also brought
her fans across the world and she has
launched her own secret hair formula
on the back of her success. It takes two days to wash and dry her hair, which weighs the same as a reception-age child, and is even heavier when wet.
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Doctors have asked her to consider
cutting her hair for health reasons,
including the risk of bacterial infection.
But their main concern is the weight.
Mrs Georgia Mandela said her hair has helped her love life. She said: ‘My hair has never caused a problem with intimacy. I think it adds a little spice on top.’
She began growing her hair 26 years
ago following a ‘spiritual calling’.
Her mother did not want her to because
she thought it would make her daughter
more likely to start smoking cannabis.
She even carried on growing her hair
while undergoing chemotherapy.
Eventually a friend suggested she speak
to Guinness and in 2009 they crowned
her with the title of world’s longest
They officially measured 19ft 6inches but an unofficial measurement later put
one strand of her hair at an incredible
55ft 7inches long – almost three times the official length.
Hairdresser Angela Davis of Natural
Hair and Holistics who helps style her hair on special occasions she said: ‘I was amazed when she first walked through the door. My first thought was: “God, how much am I gonna have to charge her but now I see it as an honour to work with someone with so much hair and to be able to do something good with it.’'