Nigerian Lady Breaks 3rd Guinness World Record With Widest Wig

Helen Williams, a Nigerian hair creator, now holds the title for the largest handmade wig, according to Guinness World Records (GWR).

In a recent blog post, the British reference book revealed Helen fashioned a 3.65 m (11ft 11 inches) wide hairpiece that trails to the floor.

According to GWR, this is comparable to a Mini Cooper, which is 3.63 metres (11 feet 10 inches) long.

In February, the professional wig maker began her third try at beating the record, which she completed in a month.

Helen constructed the wig with over 800 bundles of auburn hair and spent over N4 million ($2,719; £2,150) on materials.

According to GWR, the 31-year-old built her unusually wide wig mostly by hand, with the exception of some pieces that she sewed.

“She stitched it all together on the framework with needle and thread and attached over 1,000 rhinestones to it,” the post reads in part.

“Helen makes wigs every day, but this was such a huge project that it took her months to plan and design.

“She was inspired to take on the challenge by actress and talk show host Drew Barrymore, who was involved in making a previous record-breaking wide wig.”

Also speaking, Helen said: “I encountered many problems. The first few days of the attempt were difficult because I couldn’t walk or sit properly anymore”.

“I was feeling pains everywhere, I had to deal with neck pains, back pains, and pains in my thighs. Putting the wig on my head was also very tough because of the weight. But I am very happy I completed the project.”

Helen drew inspiration from Drew Barrymore, an American actress who set the record for the broadest wig in 2017.

Helen has set three records, including adding 90 hair clips on a wig in 30 seconds and creating the longest homemade wig.

In November, GWR acknowledged Helen as the record holder for the longest homemade wig.

Helen also holds the record for putting 90 hair clips in a wig in 30 seconds.

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