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Teen with the world's longest hair cuts it off after growing it for more than a decade

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-17 18:19:23-04

A woman who has not cut her hair in more than 12 years finally got a trim.

Nilanshi Patel, from western India, decided to stop getting her hair cut after a bad experience at the hairdressers when she was 6 years old.

After a while, she considered her long hair her “lucky charm” and kept letting it grow.

She earned three Guinness World Records titles as she grew out her locks, including having the longest hair, and the longest hair ever on a teenager.

Just before her 18th birthday last summer, her hair measured 6.67 feet long.

Patel then made the decision to cut her hair.
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"I'm so excited and a little bit nervous because I don't know how I'm looking in the new hairstyle. So, let's see what happens, but I hope it's going to be amazing," Patel said just before her haircut according to Guinness World Records.

Her hair now comes down to about her chin. She was thrilled with the new look.

Patel decided to donate her hair to Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Guinness World Records, and it will be displayed at both of their Los Angeles museums.