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WATCH: Jamaican Man Lets Down Dreadlocks Grown For 40 Years

After a social media video showed him standing on a roof to exhibit the length of his natural hair, a Jamaican man has acquired the nicknames “Rasta Rapunzel” and “the real-life Rapunzel.”

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According to the New York Post, the video of the man letting his dreadlocks down and standing on the roof was published on an Instagram account with the username @jamaicaviralofficial. And, while the length of his hair has not been revealed, it extends beyond his feet.

Bystanders who watched the display reacted in awe. “You haven’t seen any hair like this,” a bystander said. “A real locks this.” The top of the man’s hair is grey while the locks below transform to brown and black colors.

“Love how you can see them lighten as they aged & more gray hair grew,” an Instagram user commented. “My God, how beautiful.” “Wow… just WOW. Look how magnificent these locs are!!! My God how beautiful,” another user added.

Asha Mandela presently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest locks, as previously reported by HowAfrica. The Florida woman and Trinidad and Tobago native has also acquired the moniker “Black Rapunzel” since, since 2008, she has held the Guinness World Record for “World’s Longest Dreadlocks.”

Mandela’s locks are 19 feet, 6.5 inches long, and weigh 42 pounds. However, some people who saw the Jamaican man’s locks thought Mandela may lose the record to him.

“That has to be a World Record for longest Dreads,” a hair enthusiast said. “Someone needs to contact the Guinness Book of Records and have him entered before he dies,” another added.

A spokesperson for the Guinness World Records also told the New York Post that “there is no current record holder for the longest natural locks on a living person (male).”

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