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Cousin Itt ... er, Woman With Really Long Hair Found in China.

Today's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this photo:

Xia Aifeng, 36, stands on a chair as her daughter checks her hair at their home in Shangrao, in east China's Jiangxi province. Xia has not cut her hair for 16 years and it has grown to 2.42 metres long. She has to spend 90 minutes washing it once a week.

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Yeah, I like long hair, but not when it gets THAT long. It looks creepy and nasty, kind of like Cousin It.

Hopefully she keeps it up if she is working in one of the many farms, mines, or sweatshopss in the Jiangxi province of Red China. There's no OSHA there and long hair does not mix well with rotating machinery.
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When I cut off my glorious hippie hair a few years ago, I was astonished by how much it weighed - and I had never noticed! My head felt at least a pound lighter. I imagine this lady's hair must weigh quite a bit more than that.
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Can't see her face ... she probably has a Fu-Manchu mustache. Like Sheldon said, mons veneris is likely bald as an egg. What does YOUR fortune cookie say?
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my dad won't even let me have my hair cut. i really want it to be layered, feathered and a fringe but my dad sed that i have to grow really long. how unfair!!! if any1 has horrid hair n there dad wont let em av there hair cut i no how u feel
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i doubt that her hair is that long, i havent cut my hair in over 10 years due to religious purposes, and i believe its the longest its gonna get, and has stayed there for years. which is like down to my elbows at best..

i dont think its true, if u dont cut ur hair ur hair will reach a max limit in which it will not grow again until it is cut, which is like at the most down to the butt, but not below that, down to the floor or the knees is just bs, same thing with all other hair on your body, your arms, your pubic, your beard, or anywhere, it will eventually stop growing until u cut it, and if u cut it, it will grow back until it reaches that max limit again! i highly doubt that this is true.
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i doubt that her hair is that long, i havent cut my hair in 10 years due to religious purposes, and i believe its the longest its gonna get, which is like down to my elbows at best..

i dont think its true, if u dont cut ur hair ur hair will reach a max limit in which it will not grow again until it is cut, which is like at the most down to the butt, but not below that, down to the floor or the knees is just bs, same thing with all other hair on your body, your arms, your pubic, your beard, or anywhere, it will eventually stop growing until u cut it, i dont think this is true guys.
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In response to ponzer:

My hair isn't very long, it's just between the length of my waist and the length of my shoulders; and I think yours has not grown for a long time or is staying the same because it has reached it's terminal length. Terminal length has to do with your hair's genetic growth cycle and nothing, time nor fancy expensive products will make your hair grow past it's terminal length. Rarely because of some people's genetics they don't have a terminal length. When I say they don't have a terminal length that doesn't mean that if you have hair to the floor that your hair can grow a mile. There is actually a woman in the Guinness Book of World Records that has had her hair verified to be past 18 feet long, (yes, it's her real hair attached to her real scalp without any extensions). There is even a man, (who is yet to be verified), that claims to have 20 feet of hair and this is a little less likely, not due to the length but the condition in which he keeps it. But think about it: a few percent of people in the world, (population being nearly 7,000,000,000) have no terminal length. They could grow it as long as they'd wanted, say they stopped getting it cut, maybe a few trims a year, and they kept it growing for a few decades in good health washing it when necessary, not using any harsh heat, bleaches, etc., and they had a good diet. Do you really think someone couldn't reach 20 ft., let alone 2.42 metres of hair?
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Also, this also explains the whole trimming thing you posted about:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question100.htm

( Trimming head hair is good for your hair because of the fact that if there is damage, such as split ends, on your hair then that will stop it from tearing more up the strand. It isn't 100% necessary for you to trim your hair in order for it to grow, but it would greatly help the health of your hair :) )
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its just freakishly long. m a ryt weirdo. n i wud neva grow my hair to that extent. al that crap about it not growing if you dnt get it cut is jst pure ballex. try doing hairdressing first b4 you make comments like that. yes it helps the condition of your hair bt nothing mre. your hair grows frm the root and nt from your ends. need to do some studying people. neways. if shes happy. then so be it. each to there own.
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Hmm... My hair isn't nearly this long, though I'm aiming for about half that length. I always keep my fringe (longer than my chin) in my face, so people sometimes call me, or say I look like, 'the girl from the ring' or 'Cousin It', not that I go out in public much. The bangs are to keep people from seeing my face... Nyar, the comments just made me think about this.
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Wow Wow WOw Wow Wow WOw
What an amazing pic
it must be really hard to get around with that amount of hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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wow,you have amazing hair...

my hair up to my knees and i have a hard time stlying it...but...once a week? [come on now] USING EXTRA CONDITIONER always speeds up the detangling process for me...
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yeah it's a good effect made with fotoshop, just LOOK AT HER REFLECTION ON THE WINDOW!!
come on, haven't any of you seen this detail?!?
anyway, if that was real i think it would be horrible...
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I love her hair.

I looked at the image in the glass and I think it is NOT photoshop. Her hair in the reflection is right there behind her shoulder, as it should be. I am an artist and I can paste your head on Osama bin Laden's body if I want to and it will look real.

Everybody's hair has a different terminal length and some people's hair WILL grow this long. You should already know this if your own hair is very long.

The Ring? That spooky little girl's hair was ratty and unkempt, just as it should be for a horror movie. This woman's hair, in contrast, is magnificent.

It really gets me, all you hair haters. Do you want the whole world to get a buzz cut? I hate short hair, it's just stupid looking and it turns my stomach.
Just remember this; longhair covers up a lot of ugly.

Longhair rules!
Paul KMF
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I think that this is cool, although I do think she needs it trims cut a little so it's easier for her, and healthier. (atleast at her feet). I've always had this dream of having my hair down to my butt! lol XD
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All the racist and ignorant comments is ridiculous!!!! And for the fool who says there is no way a person can grow there hair that long is a damn idiot!!! Just because your hair can't grow any longer doesn't mean everybody is just the same, and should be stuck in a hair rut like you. What a total ignorant statement. You're a dumb ass!!!!
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