Meet The Russian Rapunzel

Meet Anzhelika Baranova, a Russian nurse who has not cut her hair since she was five years old. She has let her hair grow for the past twenty-three years, with no plan to see a pair scissors anytime soon.

A 28-year-old nurse from the Russian city of Irkutsk has been dubbed the “Russian Rapunzel” after it was revealed that her ankle-long hair hasn’t been cut for 23 years.

Anzhelika Baranova was only five when her hair was last trimmed. Neither she nor her parents planned to let her hair grow for over two decades, it just sort of happened, as if it was meant to be. She was always very proud of her hair, and taking care of it was never much of a chore. She claims she doesn’t do anything special to maintain her locks, she just washes it twice a week with regular shampoo and conditioner and gently brushes it with a comb to ensure she doesn’t break knotted strands.

She’s definitely an attractive woman, but that hair must be difficult to maintain.

Strangely enough, my armpit hair is almost that length.