Another Nigerian Wins Guinness World Record, See Details Below
Helen Williams, a Lagos based wigmaker has entered the Guinness World Records by creating the world’s longest handmade wig which measures 351.28 meters (1,152 ft 5 in) with Helen dedicating 11 days and over two million naira (£2,031; $2,493) to craft this remarkable wig.
The GWR made this declaration officially through their “X” account, “Helen Williams from Lagos, Nigeria has achieved a new record for the longest handmade wig which stretches an incredible 351.28 meters (1,152 ft 5 in)”
Helen constructed the underlay with wig-cap netting and black fabric attached to a bicycle helmet and completed the hairpiece using 1,000 bundles of hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of hair glue, and 6,250 hair clips.
“Finding the materials to make the longest wig was not an easy task,” shared Helen. “My experience as a wigmaker helped a lot.”
“At some point, I felt exhausted,” she admitted. “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.”
Finding a space to have the wig laid out in a straight line and accurately measured was one of the biggest challenges Helen faced as none of the venues she visited – including several running tracks – were long enough to accommodate it but she eventually decided to do it beside the Lagos–Abeokuta Expressway, a long road connecting the cities of Lagos and Abeokuta.
Commenting on her success, Helen said, ‘It is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I still cannot believe it.’