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'Japanese Rapunzel' with 6ft 3in hair hasn't been cut for 15 years

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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March 10, 2021 | 10:52

Rin Kambe's hair measures 6ft 3in after she let it grow for 15 years, having not had a haircut since she was 20.

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Rin Kambe is dubbed 'Japanese Rapunzel' for her incredible 6-feet, 3-inch hair. (Photo: Intellivoire)

The story of Rapunzel is an all-time classic. To briefly explain the fairy tale, Rapunzel was a young maiden who was trapped in a tower by a wicked witch who took her from her parents at birth. However, the most popular feature of the story is Rapunzel’s long hair that goes right down to the bottom of the tower.

But now, the fairy tale has come to life through a woman from Japan who claims she hasn't cut her hair for the past 15 years. Rin Kambe is dubbed 'Japanese Rapunzel' for her incredible 6-feet, 3-inch hair. A model by profession, the 35-year-old has said she hasn't had a haircut from the age of 20 when she turned to Buddhism. Rin says the upkeep of her hair has never been easy as she often has to apply scalp cream made from saffron to keep her locks healthy. Besides regular nourishment, she has to monitor her iron intake to ensure growth, according to Timesnow.

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A model by profession, the 35-year-old has said she hasn't had a haircut from the age of 20 when she turned to Buddhism. (Photo: TGS)
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Rin says the upkeep of her hair has never been easy as she often has to apply scalp cream made from saffron to keep her locks healthy. (Photo: Pinterest)

The Tokyo-based model and dancer said maintaining her long locks can be challenging, explaining that she uses scalp cream made from saffron and monitors her iron intake to help her hair grow. She says that her 'natural beautiful super-long hair' is a "weapon of dance expression", adding that "my hair is straight, black, and I like the fact that my hair can express the beauty of Asia".

"There are people in the world who appreciate it, and there are also people who think it is the monster of hair,' she said. "I think there are many opinions. However, I believe that natural hair leads to maximum self-expression, and I am very happy if people feel amazing when they see my Rapunzel dance show," Daily Mail cited.

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The Tokyo-based model and dancer said maintaining her long locks can be challenging, explaining that she uses scalp cream made from saffron and monitors her iron intake to help her hair grow. (Photo: Caters)
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Rin Kambe's hair measures 6ft 3in after she let it grow for 15 years, having not had a haircut since she was 20. (Photo: Caters)
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She says that her 'natural beautiful super-long hair' is a "weapon of dance expression" (Photo: Caters)

"About 15 years ago, when I started to earnestly pray for my dream as an artist, I decided to cut the dyed part of my hair and grew my super long natural hair beautifully, because it felt like natural, beautiful, super-long hair was a weapon of dance expression," said Rin. "There are people in the world who appreciate it, and there are also people who think it is a monster of hair,” she added.

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