GWR: Nigerian Lady Sets New Record For Longest Handmade Wig

Helen Williams, a Nigerian lady, has secured a Guinness World Record for creating the longest handmade wig, measuring an astounding 351.28 meters (1,152 ft 5 in).

Helen Williams

The achievement was announced by Guinness World Records on its official handle.Helen dedicated 11 days and over N200,000 (£2,031; $2,493) to crafting the remarkable wig. With eight years of experience as a professional wigmaker, she produces between 50 to 300 wigs per week.Guinness World Records tweeted, “Helen Williams from Lagos, Nigeria has achieved a new record for the longest handmade wig which stretches an incredible 351.28 metres (1,152 ft 5 in).

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“Constructing the wig involved utilizing wig-cap netting and black fabric attached to a bicycle helmet as the underlay. Helen completed the hairpiece using 1,000 bundles of hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of hair glue, and 6,250 hair clips.

Helen shared that obtaining the materials for the longest wig presented challenges, but her extensive experience as a wigmaker proved invaluable. The major hurdle she faced was finding a suitable space to lay out the wig in a straight line for accurate measurement, as none of the venues, including various running tracks, were long enough to accommodate it.

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