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Indian man seeks Guinness record with 62-foot-long hair

By Ben Hooper
Indian man seeks Guinness record with 62-foot-long hair
Savjibhai Rathwa's hair measures 62 feet long, more than twice the current Guinness World Record. Screenshot: Newsflare

SURENDRANAGAR, India, June 2 (UPI) -- An Indian man whose hair measures 62 feet long said he is applying to be recognized by Guinness World Records.

A video filmed in a Surendranagar-area village shows Savjibhai Rathwa, 60, unspooling his dreadlock-like coil of hair that he has been growing out for decades.

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Rathwa, who often walks around with the rope-like coil wrapped around his arm or arranged on his head like a turban, said he eats plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep his hair healthy and strong.

The man said he spends three hours washing his hair about every two days and has his grandchildren hold it out in the sun to dry.

A local nonprofit said it is helping Rathwa apply for the Guinness Book of World Records. The previous record holder, Xie Qiuping of China, had his locks measured at 22 feet prior to his death in 2010.

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