Woman with 8 foot long hair aims to break world record

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

A 59-year-old Chi­nese woman has let her hair grow for 35 years be­cause she be­lieves long hair will help her achieve health and longevity. Gu Meiy­ing, from Yun­nan, south­west China, re­cently show­cased her hair, which mea­sured more than eight feet long, to Chi­nese media. It had mat­ted to­gether to form a sin­gle braid. The real-life Ra­pun­zel now hopes to be­come a Guin­ness World Record holder with her ex­tra­or­di­nary mane, re­ported Peo­ple’s Daily Online. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Gu Meiy­ing started grow­ing her hair in 1980 when she was just 24 years old. Ini­tially, she tied her hair be­hind her back when she worked as a farmer. Later, when her hair be­came too long, it mat­ted to­gether to form a sin­gle braid and can no longer be sep­a­rated.

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