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WATCH: Nigeria’s Helen Williams Sets World Record For Longest Handmade Wig

Helen Williams of Nigeria has established a global record for the longest handcrafted wig, according to Guinness global Records.

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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.


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.


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