BREAKING: Helen Williams Trends As Nigerian Lady Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Handmade Wig [WATCH VIDEO]—–A Nigerian lady who makes wigs, Helen Williams, has become a Guinness World Records title holder.
This was made known by the Guinness World Record in a tweet shared on Tuesday, November 14.
According to the Guinness World Records, Helen has become the world title holder for the longest handmade wig. Helen set the world record with her wig measuring 351.28 metres. She spent 11 days and more than N2 million in making the wig.
The GWR said on its website:
“Nigerian wigmaker Helen Williams has created the world’s longest handmade wig, measuring 351.28 metres (1,152 ft 5 in). Helen spent 11 days and over two million naira (£2,031; $2,493) making the wig. After constructing the underlay with wig-cap netting and black fabric attached to a bicycle helmet, she completed the hairpiece using 1,000 bundles of hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of hair glue, and 6,250 hair clips.”
While speaking on the challenges she faced while making the wig, Helen said it was difficult sourcing the materials.
She told the GWR: “Finding the materials to make the longest wig was not an easy task. My experience as a wigmaker helped a lot. At some point, I felt exhausted. However, friends and family encouraged me. I did not want to let them down, so I maintained my focus. The outcome is the longest handmade wig in the world.”
Helen has kept the wig in her office for anyone willing to visit and take a look at it.
Watch the video below:
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) 👏 pic.twitter.com/gwGdqjF8Wp
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) November 14, 2023