Real life Rapunzel? Woman hasn't cut her hair in 20 years, has 2.3m-long mane

Growing up, Aliia Nasyrova idolised princess Rapunzel so much that she wanted to be just like her.

At the age of seven, she decided she would never cut her hair again, and now at the age of 27, after two long decades, she has an impressive 2.3m-long mane.  

While she is happy with her hair length, having long hair does have its shortcomings. 

Aliia said that her impressive locks, which weigh around 2kg, place a strain on her neck. It also takes an hour to comb and a full day to air dry.

"When we are going away to somewhere we always plan the entire day for it since we understand that otherwise we will lose one day from our vacation and we will have to sit inside at home," said Ivan, her husband. 

Aliia also has to braid her hair before leaving home, to prevent any mishaps. 

"Since my hair is longer than my height, sometimes I step on it at home. And outside I never go out with flowing hair," she said.

While her massive mane attracts stares from passers-by when they're in public, Ivan said that he loves it and is proud of her for refusing to cut if off.

Despite the challenges of life with ultra-long hair, Aliia has no plans to cut her hair any time soon.

She said, "I don"t have a dream to get into the Guinness World Record Book since I believe the current registered record for longest hair is more than five metres - but I think I have the longest hair in Latvia."