Meet the six-year-old girl who holds the children’s world record for the longest hair

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A six-year-old girl has broken the kids’ world record for having the longest hair.

Jasmine Bains, from Littleover, Derbyshire, has never cut her hair before – and it now measures at a record breaking 1.2 metres in length.

It runs down her back, going way beyond her knees.

Jasmine, who smashed the record in June this year, says she entered the competition when she and her mum Tina got talking one evening.

It was then Tina’s ‘light bulb moment’ that lead to little Jasmine’s big achievement, reports Derbyshire Live.

The proud mum said: “My 6-year-old daughter has never cut her hair and it goes beyond her knees down her back. So we got talking about long hair one night while getting ready for bed.

“And I said [to Jasmine] there’s a person with the world’s longest hair and she was so interested. So we Googled it and we were both impressed. Then I had a light bulb moment.”

“Is there a world record for a little girl with the longest hair?” she continued.

After a quick internet search, Tina found the website Kids’ World Records, which holds a category for longest hair for four to six-year-olds.

“The holder was a young girl in Canada, I knew instantly my Jasmine’s hair was longer. In all excitement, I measured her hair, signed up to the site, clicked beat the record and posted the video off… Jasmine was successful,” she added.

In order to beat the record, competitors hair must be dry when measured.

Other unique world records on the site include the longest tree pose, the most claps in one minute, the longest paper clip chain and the smallest handwriting.

Meanwhile, last month Gareth Murphy, 29, smashed the pub crawl world record by visiting 56 bars in 24 hours on his day off work.

IT worker Gareth went on the giant crawl around pubs in Cardiff as he drank a mixture of alcoholic and soft drinks throughout the day.

And he breezed past the former world record of 51 pubs previously set by Englishman Matt Ellis in 2021.