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Virginia woman donates 6 feet, 3 inches of hair to charity

Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A 30-year-old Virginia woman got her first haircut since age 13 and set a Guinness World Record by donating 6 feet, 3 inches of hair.

Zahab Kamal Khan, who played professional squash in her native Pakistan, said her father suggested when she was 13 years old that she should stop cutting her hair and attempt to set a world record.

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Khan recently communicated with Guinness about starting a new record category: most hair donated to a charity by an individual.

The athlete earned the record Thursday, when her first haircut in 17 years resulted in 6 feet, 3 inches of hair donated to a charity that creates wigs for children with hair loss.

"I'm kind of nervous and excited to see my short hair, but I'm going to miss my hair," Khan told WJLA-TV before the haircut.

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