Woman sets Guinness World Record for longest wig

Woman sets Guinness World Record for longest wig

A Nigerian wigmaker, Helen Williams, has set the Guinness World Record for the longest handmade wig - 351.28 metres.

Woman sets Guinness World Record for longest wig
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The Guinness World Records is home to some of the world's strangest and most bizarre records, so it really shouldn't be a shock that someone has set the record for the longest wig.

A Nigerian wigmaker, Helen Williams, spent 11 days and over two-million naira (R43,130) to make the longest handmade wig, which measures 351.28 metres.

According to Guinness World Records, she completed the hairpiece using 1,000 bundles of hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of hair glue, and 6,250 hair clips. 

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"Finding the materials to make the longest wig was not an easy task," Helen said. "My experience as a wigmaker helped a lot." 

The Nigerian has been a professional wigmaker for over eight years. Guinness World Records reports that she makes anywhere from 50 to 300 wigs per week. 

"I have trained hundreds of students and have made thousands of wigs," she revealed.

Williams said creating the world’s longest wig was not easy.

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"However, friends and family encouraged me. I did not want to let them down, so I maintained my focus. The outcome is the longest handmade wig in the world."

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