Woman’s four-and-a-half-foot afro is the world’s largest… and takes her two days to wash
Proud of her record-breaking afro, Aevin Dugas says her hair is inspiring legions of women to ditch chemical straighteners and ‘go natural’.
The 37-year-old, whose hair entered the Guinness Book of Records at 4ft 4ins around, says everyone from toddlers to grandmothers are following in her footsteps.
Aevin said: ‘At one time I strived to get hair that was bone straight and now all I want is it big and poofy’.
'When my hair is stretched out to its complete length and pressed, it goes down to my butt. But I don't wear it like that because it looks weird.'
Her jaw-dropping look brings her attention wherever she goes but it does have its drawbacks as she often gets it caught in trees, car doors and people’s earrings.
It can also take two days to wash and dry and is so big she struggles to see clearly out from beneath it - which means she cannot drive with her ‘hair up’.
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.
But the positives far outweigh the negatives and she has become a hero in her hometown of Napoleonville, Louisiana.
Her biggest joy is inspiring young girls to stop using chemical straighteners, which can cause long-lasting damage to hair.
Aevin was originally inspired by a picture of her mum Deborah Dugas wearing an afro in the sixties - and she remains one of her biggest fans today.