Squash Player Zahab Kamal Khan, from Northern Virginia, bid farewell to her luscious locks to set Guinness World Record for “most hair donated to a charity by an individual.”
Zahab, who lives in the US as an immigrant, kept growing her hair for 17 years. At the age of 13, her father suggested not cut her hair anymore. “I told her, ‘Keep it longer, someday you’ll see,’ ” Mustafa told an international publication.
Zahab said, “I was kind of annoyed, a little bit.”
Zahab’s grandmother also played a major role in maintaining her hair. She cared for her hair, mixed up special oil, dried the hair in the sun, brushed it often, and pulled and braided it. (Painful, Zahab said, though her grandmother insisted it would encourage it to grow.)
She wrote in an Instagram post: “Today I am very happy to be working with Children with hair loss and grateful to know that my hair is going to help kids. I would also like to thank all of my sponsors and donors for your support!”
Khan finally decided it was time to get a haircut. However, her Rapunzel-like hair was special, so she wanted to give it away for a good cause. She didn’t let the hard work of all those years go in vain and donated her 6 feet hair to “Children With Hair Loss”, an organization that provides wigs to kids who have certain problems with growing their hair. Whilst she donated her hair, she also set a Guinness World Record.
Khan is 30 years old, and this was her first haircut in 17 years by a Hair Cuttery stylist, a sponsor her friend was able to secure. She used to play professional squash in Pakistan.
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