Thursday, 29 July 2010

Long Locks - Washing the world's longest dreadlocks

I want to share this video with you guys because Asha Mandela's 19 foot long locks look so strong and healthy (although there is some thinning at the edges). I think they're pretty awesome.

Originally my hair objective was to reach waist length and hopefully my hair loss issues won't deny me but armpit length would also be cool. I can't imagine having floor length hair - I imagine it would be too heavy for my liking - but I still love the look of hers!

9 comments:

Yahvinah said...

Wow! Wow! I am happy if she enjoys this length of hair, but I cringe thinking of having waist length hair! All I can think about is sitting on it, and how much that would kill. Also getting strangled by it in my sleep. I dont think i will grow my locks to a point where I couldn't defeat them in a fight!

NESSessary said...

Her locks are beautiful, but I honestly can't imagine what she must go through to have to use 4-5 bottles for each wash, for her locs to be 10 lbs when wet (5 lbs when dry), and 4 hours to dry. I find something kind of icky about how her locs touch to the SHOWER FLOOR, ick! More power to her though, but jeez it seems like far too much stress and work for my liking. Her edges do look pretty thin. Still, her locs are beautiful nonetheless.

anthia-ofo said...

I remember seeing her when she won the title for the Guinness bk of records. There was thinning at the edges and the top.(probably from the sheer weight of the locs) Apart from that, I thought the locs were beautiful up till around her knees..from that point on, she lost me. I can't imagine doing my neck in, scalp in, carrying that load around. Not to talk about sleeping, strong arms, bottles of shampoo &condish,sweeping shower floors, carrying my hair like a baby ...oh my! It seems like bondage to me LOL.

Thandi said...

I agree with Ofo..bondage. But hey, it's her hair and I'll never tell her so LOL. As soon as my locs are long enough to be too 'heavy' they're getting a trim. But it's early days tey, I still have a few more years before they even reach BSL.

CaribSun said...

Wow!!! Her hair is amazing. Having such long locks looks like an enormous amount of work. I too was creeped out at the thought of some of those locks going down the drain hole. Ewwww!!

Yahvinah said...

I had to watch this again anad show my husband, and you know what, it really puts things in perspective, I fret and fuss over my little 7 inch locks and whatnot, when my locks get that long, none of the stuff going on now will ever matter LOL

Euphoria's Sisterlocks said...

Wow!here locks are gorgeous but the hair on the floor thing yuk & to me does not look as if you could possibly get your hair 100% clean at that length, the middle of my back is my limit, mine is just collar length and the summer heat is making me wish for shorter hair, so I can imagine dragging that around in hot humid TX.

V @ Locks-N-Motion said...

OMG!

Maxizone said...

Wow! Some serious length with a whole load of work attached!

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