Caring for her hair is a full-time job for the woman who calls herself a real-life Rapunzel and makes a living from growing and showcasing her hair.
Flowing to a staggering 90 inches, Alia Nasyrova, 33, said that it took two decades to grow her hair to a length similar to the hair of her favorite fairy tale character, Rapunzel.
"I started to grow my hair because since childhood, I liked long hair very much. And I was always attracted to long-haired heroines from fairy tales," said the Latvian-born woman, who adds that she's "a very long hair model, and also a Queen of super long hair!"
Nasyrova earns a living modeling on her website, which offers exclusive content to paying fans. She writes, "I dream of traveling the world, looking for long-haired girls, telling about them, and showing this beauty, which I treat as an art." The long-haired beauty's hair is a high-maintenance masterpiece, requiring an hour of daily washing and a day of air-drying. When she leaves her home, her hair needs its own day bag, packed with 22 pounds of liquids, including shampoo, conditioner, and other hair accessories. She also treats her soft brown locks to hair exercises on a yoga mat.
Nasyrova's husband, Ivan Balaban, said he loves her long brown tresses, but he does, literally, try to stay out of her hair.
"I am always cuddling up the wall to give more space for hair, so there is no way I can damage it accidentally, mix them up or harm it any other way," he shared in a 2017 interview. "
I always talk to the braid respectfully. Sometimes I ask it to move a bit."
Having hair long enough to sweep the ground behind can sometimes be tricky. "Once in my childhood when I was in the theatre, someone left gum in my hair; it was a tragedy," Nasyrova said.
"I had to cut out a clump of hair to get rid of this gum because it was very difficult."
Though the Latvian woman has shockingly long hair, Nasyrova does not hold the record for the longest hair. According to the Guinness World Records (GWR), China's Xie Qiuping, who started growing her hair when she was 13 in 1973, broke records with her hair-raising length of 18 ft 5 in. GWR reports that her "hair is almost as long as an adult male giraffe is tall."
Most of us can agree that hair care is complicated enough, so we applaud Alia Nasyrova's patience and dedication in growing her luscious long locks!
What do you think of super long hair? Is it something you could handle, or do you prefer your hair at a more manageable length?
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