Beauty
Mom and daughters are like real-life “Rapunzels” with mega-long hair
They have over 13 feet of beautiful hair between them. So as one would imagine - grooming is quite a massive task.
Kate Miano
11.02.22

They have the longest hair in America.

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Combining all their hair lengths together, it totals over 13 feet long.

Terelynn Russel, the mother of this prolific family, has a head of hair that is over 6 feet long.

Her long mane inspired the trend, and her daughters followed suit.

They’ve been called, “The Rapunzel Family.”

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Between them all, the girls have numerous badges and awards claiming that they have the longest hair.

Terelynn regularly competes in the Illinois State Fair for the Longest Ponytail Contest, and she always wins.

Her daughters, who are between the ages of 12 and 6, are starting to follow suit and rack up their own acclaim for their hair.

A lot of maintenance goes into this hairstyle.

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If you think the upkeep of your hair is too much, you should hear what goes into taking care of these luscious locks of hair.

It takes a long time to get shampoo and conditioner through all these inches of hair, and it also uses up a lot of bottles of those products as well.

When Terelynn washes her hair, she has to do it on the floor, as the weight of the wet hair literally drags her down.

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Terelynn has so much hair she has to literally wring it out to dry it. After that, she blow dries her hair for an hour.

Having to dry not only her hair, but also her daughter’s hair for so long, means they keep burning up hair dryers and they have to restock often.

Terelynn also thinks that this is a great learning experience for her son.

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Although the family is famous for their long hair on all the girls, they do have one son in the mix as well.

He keeps his hair short, but his mom considers this a great household for him.

She tells Inside Edition:

“He is going to be a great husband. He’s going to know how to deal with drama, and how to deal with hair.”

Having this much hair comes with it’s downsides, but it’s completely worth it.

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Terelynn has lived most of her life with long hair, so she’s adjusted to it.

But it hasn’t always been easy, especially being a mom with young kids.

That being said, she will never change her beloved hairstyle.

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She tells Huffpost:

“Having hair like this makes me cautious about doing some other things too. I accidentally slam it in car doors, it gets sucked up when I’m vacuum cleaning at home, and the kids are always standing on it.

“But I keep it because of Chip. I know he loves it. I had long hair like this when we first met and it definitely drew us together. He asked me on our first date because he loved it so much.”

One day, the daughters had their first official haircut.

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In a shocking twist from their M.O., the family cut off twelve inches of hair.

It was all to go towards Locks of Love, the charity that makes hair products for children who are suffering hair loss as a result of medical treatments.

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While the family normally gets their hair cut by Terelynn’s mother, Patricia, this time they tried something different.

For all the daughters, it was their first time in a salon. They held hands throughout the whole process.

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When it comes to the girls’ following in their mom’s footsteps with their long hair, Terelynn refuses to force them.

She told Barcroft TV:

“It’s not going to be my decision – it’s going to be theirs. But I want them to be mature enough to make that decision for themselves.”

In the video below, this family describes in their own terms what they do to keep their hair so long!

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By Kate Miano
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Kate Miano is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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