Guinness World Records: Another Nigerian breaks record
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on November 15, 2023
History has again been made in Lagos, South West Nigeria, as Nigerian hair wigmaker, Helen Williams, created the world’s longest handmade wig, which measures three hundred and fifty-one point two eight (351.28 metres).
Helen was said to have spent 11 days making the wig, spending over two million Naira to get the hair accessory ready.
She made the wig using 1,000 bundles of human hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of hair glue, and 6,250 hair clips — a job she found tasking, but she was able to complete the challenge as an experienced wigmaker.
Helen said finding a space to lay the wig in a straight line and accurately measure it was a big challenge, as none of the venues she visited were spacious enough to accommodate the wig.
She eventually got the wig done on the layby, along the Lagos-Abeokuta motorway, a feat she described as remarkable.
The Guinness Book of World Records has taken to its “X” account to confirm Helen Williams’ victory, in a post accompanied by a video of the wigmaker.
“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).