MEET hair fanatic Asha Mandela – whose 55ft locks are longer than a London BUS. But despite owning a world record, the 47-year-old wants to go BIGGER – even though doctors warn she could PARALYSE herself. Asha refuses to cut ‘her baby’ though – saying it has helped her overcome cancer, two strokes and two heart-attacks. Her hair weighs almost three stone – the weight of a reception-age child – and takes two days to wash and dry. She also worries that someone with a ‘hair fetish’ will cut a chunk off when she is not looking. However, there is one area it has not affected – her love life – and three-times married Asha even claims it adds ‘a bit of spice’. Guinness gave Asha the title of world’s longest dreadlocks in 2009 when they were 22ft long. But a new unofficial measurement this week (Aug 10) puts one particular lock of hair at 55ft 7ins.

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