About two weeks ago that Hilda Baci the world record holder for the longest cooking marathon was dethroned by chef Alan Fisher, another Nigerian Helen William has achieved a new feats for the longest handmade wig,
Guinness World Records disclosed on Tuesday that “Helen spent 11 days and over two million naira (£2,031; $2,493) making the wig,”
“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
“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 has been a professional wigmaker for the past eight years, making between 50 to 300 wigs weekly.
however, creating a world record was not an easy feat for her despite the almost-decade-long experience.
Reacting to the feats she attained Helen said “At some point, I felt exhausted,” she told the, 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 did the work beside the Lagos–Abeokuta Expressway – a route linking Ogun and Lagos State.