How to maintain the world's largest afro… which at 4ft 4in around takes two days

at 10:33 AM, 24 Sep 11 (6 years ago)
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t is the perennial complaint of husbands and boyfriends that women take too long in the bathroom.

But for a woman in New Orleans it takes day to wash and dry her record breaking afro, which is more than 4ft 4in around.

Aevin Dugas, 36, said that her beauty regime takes so much effort, that she only wears her hair big when she's going out.


It's always getting caught in trees, and one time I even slammed my hair in the car door,' said Ms Dugas whose hairstyle has taken 12 years to grow.

To get her hair ready for a night out she shampoos it and then uses up to five conditioners.
She then puts her hair into two French braids and from then it takes about two days to dry.

After that, she moisturises the hair, picks it out and then finally sprays it with water to help it kink up a bit.

Ms Dugas has just entered the Guinness Book of Records with her hair, which was officially measured at 4ft 4in.

But she says it has now grown to five feet around.

The social worker said despite the extensive beauty regime she has to follow, she has not regrets about her choice of hairstyle.

'As a woman you're told that straight hair is beautiful hair. This is crazy,' she said.

'The afro is my natural hairstyle and there can't be anything more beautiful than that.

The new record comes as an airline passenger who had already been through airport security was left in tears after TSA officers insisted on checking her afro-style hair in case she was concealing explosives.

Hairdresser Isis Brantley was stopped at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, after she had passed a scanning device.

As she travelled down an escalator, she claims she heard someone yell: 'Hey you, hey you, ma'am, stop. Stop - the lady with the hair, you.’

Two TSA agents told her she could not go any further until they patted down her hair for explosives, said Miss Brantley, of Dallas, Texas.

dlimelite at 11:11 AM, 24 Sep 11 (6 years ago)
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I have an afro, but not that long. It mustve took her a decade or longer to grow her hair that long and big. Or she mustve been using hair growth pills to increase the speed of growth. Not tryna say she didnt get it naturally, but most ppl use hair growth pills, when they wanna grow their har long fast.
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dlimelite at 11:12 AM, 24 Sep 11 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dlimelite on 11:11 AM, 24 Sep 11
I have an afro, but not that long. (not that I want it that big) It mustve took her a decade or longer to grow her hair that long and big. Or she mustve been using hair growth pills to increase the speed of growth. Not tryna say she didnt get it naturally, but most ppl use hair growth pills, when they wanna grow their har long fast.
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malvin2525 at 06:02 AM, 6 Jan 12 (5 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Celestial1 at 06:15 AM, 6 Jan 12 (5 years ago)
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She's beautiful.
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bomsiluv at 08:59 AM, 6 Jan 12 (5 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
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Solidstonez at 05:35 PM, 16 May 12 (5 years ago)
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passing

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maryclaret at 05:57 PM, 16 May 12 (5 years ago)
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Natural is always better but not sure I'd want mine to be that long...not manageable at all for me.

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elchymo at 01:43 AM, 27 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Ok
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