Video Credit: AsiaWire/@GWR – GuinnessWorldRecords
This 18-year-old girl with the Guinness World Record for having the longest hair among teens has had her first ever haircut and will donate the cuttings so they can be turned into medical wigs.
Keito Kawahara from the city of Izumi in the prefecture of Kagoshima in Japan, was recognised by the Guinness World Records for having the longest hair among teenagers aged between 13 and 17, in March 2018.
Back then, her hair was measured to be 155.5 centimetres (5.1 feet) long.
Pictures Credit: AsiaWire
But upon turning 18, she was no longer qualified to keep the record and she decided to cut her hair to just below her shoulders, before starting university and celebrating her 19th birthday.
She said she was glad to start her life as a student with a brand new hairstyle and that she will donate her hair to people who have lost their hair because of illness.
Keito revealed she was planning on cutting her hair since 2017 after seeing an online call for hair donations so they could be turned into medical wigs.
She reportedly began to grow her hair in order to hide a scar on her head after having surgery for a birthmark she had called a nevus sebaceous.
Her 47-year-old mother Miyuki Kawahara and her 49-year-old father named Yuichi used to wash and dry their daughter’s hair daily.
Her cut hair which weighed over 100 grams will be received by an NGO, which has not been named but who explained how grateful they are for the donation.