cnn Helen Williams describes that this “incredibly long” wig took Ms. Helen Williams 11 days to create and cost 2 million Naira (about 2,500 USD) to purchase the necessary materials.
Ms Williams used the money to buy 1,000 hair buns, 12 bottles of hairspray, 35 tubes of hair glue and 6,250 hairpins and then skillfully braided them together.
“Finding material to make a wig longer than 7 Olympic swimming pools is not easy” – Ms. Williams shared – “My experience in making wigs helps a lot.”
Ms. Helen Williams took a photo with a world record long wig. Photo: Guinness World Records
Ms Williams is a professional wig maker who lives in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. She has been doing this work for about 8 years and makes 50 – 300 wigs every week.
“I’ve taught hundreds of students and made thousands of wigs, but trying to get your name in the world record book is not easy,” he said.
Making the wig, which was more than 351 meters long in 11 days, left her looking “exhausted”. Williams said that thanks to the encouragement of his friends and family, he tried and accomplished a miracle.
He said, “This accomplishment is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I still can’t believe it.”
Ms Williams is a professional wig maker in Lagos – Nigeria. Photo: Guinness World Records
The wig’s “huge” size made it difficult for Ms. Williams to find space to stretch it out to measure. Finally, she let her hair down on the highway connecting Lagos and Abeokuta city.
The world’s longest wig is currently kept by Ms. Helen Williams in her salon so that everyone can admire it whenever they want. “My advice to everyone is: Any dream can be achieved. But the journey to reach the dream is very difficult” – she advised.