Breaking Hair History: Nigerian Wigmaker, Helen Williams, Sets Guinness World Record with 351-Meter Wig!

In a stunning achievement, Helen Williams, a seasoned wigmaker from Lagos, Nigeria, has etched her name in the Guinness World Records by crafting the world’s longest handmade wig—measuring an incredible 351.28 meters! With 11 days of dedication and over N200,000 invested, Helen’s expertise shines through in this extraordinary creation.

This isn’t just about hair; it’s about a passion that has driven Helen for eight years, producing an impressive 50 to 300 wigs per week. According to Guinness World Records, Helen’s recent feat cements her as a true industry trailblazer. The meticulous process involved constructing the wig’s base with wig-cap netting and black fabric attached to a bicycle helmet. The final masterpiece utilized 1,000 bundles of hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of hair glue, and 6,250 hair clips.

Gathering materials for this record-breaking wig wasn’t a walk in the park, as Helen herself revealed. Despite the challenges, her wigmaking prowess proved invaluable. The biggest hurdle? Finding a suitable space to lay out and measure the wig accurately. Numerous venues, including running tracks, fell short until she boldly chose the Lagos–Abeokuta Expressway, a symbolically fitting stage for this hair history moment.

For the full story and exclusive insights, credit goes to Punch for uncovering and sharing this extraordinary accomplishment by Helen Williams. Join us as we celebrate creativity, dedication, and the allure of breaking hair boundaries!”

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