A Nigerian wigmaker Helen Williams has broken the Guinness World Record after creating the world’s longest handmade wig, measuring 351.28 metres (1,152 ft 5 in).
Helen worked on the wig for 11 days and spent over two million naira (£2,031; $2,493).
She finished the hairpiece with 1,000 bundles of hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of hair glue, and 6,250 hair clips after constructing the underlay with wig-cap netting and black fabric attached to a bicycle helmet.”Finding the materials to make the longest wig was not an easy task,” she said. “My experience as a wigmaker helped a lot.”
Despite her extensive experience, Helen found it difficult to create the record-breaking wig.”At some point, I felt exhausted,” she confessed.”However, my friends and family supported me.” I didn’t want to let them down, so I stayed focused. The result is the world’s longest handmade wig.”
The most difficult challenge Helen faced was finding a space where the wig could be laid out in a straight line and accurately measured, as none of the venues she visited, including several running tracks, were long enough.She eventually decided to do it alongside the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, a long road connecting Lagos and Abeokuta.Helen now keeps the wig in her office and invites anyone to look at it “whenever they want.”