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Woman hasn’t cut her beautiful hair in 30 years and looks like Rapunzel
With six feet of hair, it's almost as if Alena stepped out of a storybook. She's caught the attention of people around the world.
Rozzette Cabrera
09.28.21

A lot of little girls adore fairy tales. Castles, beautiful gowns, and magic- what’s not to love about them?

Alena Kravchenko, a businesswoman based in Odesa, Ukraine, grew up loving the idea of being compared to princesses.

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Since she was five years old, she has been growing her beautiful hair. As she got older, people started calling her Rapunzel because of it.

The process wasn’t easy.

Taking care of her hair takes a lot of effort. She washes it once a week and the process takes an hour each time. To make sure that there are no tangles and frizz, she has to combine natural and professional hair products.

She combs it twice a day.

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She does this to get rid of tangles. And to keep her hair healthy and strong, she goes for a trim every six months.

Even though her hair is now 6 feet in length, Alena doesn’t experience any discomfort with it.

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Since the braid grew with her since she was young, she experiences no pain. Her body probably got used to it. However, she does admit that she accidentally steps on it every now and then.

It runs in the family.

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Alena’s mother and grandmother adored unusually long locks too. It’s what inspired her to grow her hair and keep their tradition going. She told Truly:

“The last time I cut my hair was when I was five, which was 30 years ago.”

Alena documents her hair journey on Instagram.

There, she has over 75,000 followers. She usually posts fairytale-inspired photos in front of breathtaking backgrounds and her followers love it. Even people on YouTube are noticing her.

One YouTube user said:

“She is like a princess even has the Theme going on in her house!! She is LITERALLY a real LIFE Rapunzel….”

Another one said:

“Alena’s hair is in amazing condition for the length, she’s also very lucky that it is not thin and straggly… Also, she is very beautiful and dresses immaculate and takes care and time to achieve her lovely appearance. God bless, love from the u.k. x”

There was also this person who commented:

“Forget her hair, her skin is so pretty, and with that hair length and thickness, she looks just like one of those pretty dolls”

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She simply loves having really long hair. It makes her feel beautiful as a woman and she has no plans on cutting her hair anytime soon.

She shared:

“For me, true beauty is in naturalness which is why my hair is so long, it is the manifestation of my inner world, part of me and my soul.”

For some people, Alena’s hair might seem a bit strange.

However, no one should be questioning why she has really long hair. If that’s what’s making her feel happy, she should be able to wear it however she wants. The most important thing is that she’s not harming anyone.

Check out the video below to see more on this “real-life Rapunzel!” Do you think you’d enjoy having this long of hair?

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By Rozzette Cabrera
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Rozzette Cabrera is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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