Who Has the Longest Hair in the World?

Tran Van Hay - Possibly the longest haired men that ever lived.

We scoured the internet to find the man with the longest hair in the world, and here’s what we came up with. He’s DEAD. Unfortunately Tran Van Hay, the man who was rumored to have the longest hair in the world, died of natural causes back in February of 2010 at the age of 79. Tran Van Hay was a Vietnamese herbalist and healer. According to his wife, Nguyen Thi Hoa, when Tran was 25 years old, he became very sick one day after cutting his hair. So he decided he wasn’t going to cut it anymore. This means that he hadn’t cut his hair for over 50 years! She also claims that he only washed his hair a few times total, his last wash being back in 1999. From the pictures below, you’ll see the ridiculousness of his hair, as he wraps his hair around himself almost like a boa constrictor would wrap itself around its prey.

Ultimate Man Bun?

Ultimate Man Bun?

So how long was it? Although the exact length was never confirmed, according to reports it was about 6.8 meters long and weight about 10.5 kilograms. That’s roughly 22.4 feet, and 23.15 pounds. Unfortunately he never got officially measured or approved by The Guinness World Records before he passed away. Just imagine having something weighting over 20 pounds attached to your head. His neck must have been pretty strong to support all that weight.

His mane unraveled.

His mane unraveled.

It’s interesting to note that typically when you see someone with extremely long hair (I’m talking about all the way down to your waist), 99% percent of the time they are female. You rarely ever see a guy with super long locks.

His hair currently sits in a locked glass box at the home of his relatives. Some people have reported offering to buy the hair. One offer came in for $2500.

A problem he faced was that no motorcycle taxi would allow him to ride because he was unable to wear a helmet. The following picture shows him riding his bike and his hair bound up in some sort of a bun.

Tran Van Hay riding his bike

Tran Van Hay riding his bike

I’m sure that’s not the only problem he faced. Is anyone else wondering how he went to sleep with it? I feel like it would be really uncomfortable and get in the way. Recently we featured a late night video clip about Jace Sals Burry, the man with the biggest man bun in america. Conan poked fun at Burry and said that his hair was so big that he has to sleep in chair. Also, does anyone else think is it interesting that his hair was always black, yet his beard is white?

No need to buy a pillow with all that hair...

No need to buy a pillow with all that hair…

Who currently holds the documented world record for the worlds longest hair today? Apparently a Chinese woman named Xie Quiping is the Guinness World Recorder Holder. Her hair was confirmed back in 2004 and measured at roughly 18 feet long.

Guiness World Recorder Holder WoXie Quiping

Guiness World Recorder Holder WoXie Quiping

So… somewhere out there, a man, a man of furious follicular power is unknowingly the mens world record holder for the longest hair in the world. If you guys have any tips on who this may be let us know if the comments section below.

 

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  1. For Sikhs , Kesh is the practice of allowing one’s hair to grow naturally as a symbol of devotion to God and lack of worldliness.

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