‘Real Life Rapunzel’ Hasn’t Cut Her Hair In Fourteen Years


A Russian woman who hasn’t cut her hair for 14 years has turned into a real-life Rapunzel, with golden locks that come down to her ankles.

27-year-old Daria Gubanova, from Russia, has said that she will not cut her golden mane until it reaches her toes.

Daria started growing her hair when a friend bet her that she could not grow it long enough to braid.

Говорят, что мы похожи) They say that we are similar)

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The real-life Disney princess, who has an army of 218 thousand followers on Instagram, estimates that her hair is 1.5 metres long – that’s almost five feet!

Many of her admirers wish to follow in her footsteps commenting:

I admire the length of your hair. I am trying to grow mine, but at least another five years to go.

Others call Daria a ‘goddess’ or a ‘Barbie doll’.

#растиКосаДоПят ?✌

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In an interview with LiveLeak, Daria spoke about how she grew her hair.

She said:

I always say, that there is no secret [in my long hair]. First of all it is genetics – my mother and grandmother had long hair.

The most important thing is not to use dyes or chemicals, take care of my hair and make treatments.

Usually I use old wives’ recipes and wraps made from vegetable oil or sour cream.

Daria’s hair may be beautiful but I don’t think I’m going to be putting sour cream on mine just yet…

Emily Murray

Emily Murray

Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn't writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.