Japanese woman cuts hair once recognized as world's longest for teenager
Kyodo -- Apr 03
An 18-year-old Japanese woman, once recognized for having the world's longest teenage hair, had her first-ever haircut Tuesday before starting life at university.

Keito Kawahara, who lives in Izumi in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, said she plans to donate it for medical wigs.

Kawahara initially grew her hair to hide a scar on her head that developed as a result of treatment shortly after birth. She continued life without cutting her hair, which she braided every morning during high school.

In March last year, Guinness World Records recognized Kawahara as having the world's longest hair among teenagers aged between 13 and 17, with her hair measuring 155.5 centimeters at the time.

Kawahara turned 18 in April last year, making her ineligible for the record.

News source: Kyodo
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