Helen Williams of Nigeria has established a global record for the longest handcrafted wig, according to Guinness global Records.
She accomplished the feat in Lagos using his 351.28-metre (1,152-foot-five-inch) handcrafted wig.
“Helen spent 11 days and over two million naira (£2,031; $2,493) making the wig,” Guinness World Records said.
“After constructing the underlay with wig-cap netting and black fabric attached to a bicycle helmet, she 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 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) 👏 pic.twitter.com/gwGdqjF8Wp
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) November 14, 2023
The Nigerian has been a professional wigmaker for the past eight years, making between 50 to 300 wigs weekly.
But creating a world record was not an easy feat for Helen despite the almost-decade-long experience.
“At some point, I felt exhausted,” she told the British reference book. “However, friends and family encouraged me. I did not want to let them down, so I maintained my focus. The outcome is the longest handmade wig in the world.”
Helen worked alongside the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, which connects Ogun and Lagos States.
Her accomplishment comes the same year that another Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, established a world record for the longest cooking marathon. While Hilda became famous after reaching the milestone, her record was recently surpassed by Irish chef Alan Fisher.