- Alena Kravchenko, 35, has been growing her hair out since she was five years old.
- Kravchenko, from Odessa, Ukraine, washes her hair just once a week and it takes half an hour.
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Think your morning routine sucks? Just imagine what it must be like for 35-year-old Alena Kravchenko of Odessa, Ukraine whose hair is six and a half feet long?
Kravchenko began growing her hair out at the age of 5 and hasn’t cut it since.
According to Mirror, it takes her 30 minutes to wash her hair – something she does only once a week (understandable) – never combs it while its wet and only lets it air dry naturally, no heat, for fear of breakages.
She says she uses natural strengthening masks, a selection of professional cosmetics, rinse her hair in herbs, and does head massages regularly to keep her golden locks looking their best.
Naturally, her six and a half foot long mane is an attention getter. Alena Kravchenko currently has 61.5K followers on Instagram and says people are always asking to touch her hair and take pictures with her. (That alone would be enough reason for me to cut it all off, but I digress.)
“My path to long hair started at the age of five,” Alena told the Mirror. “It was at that moment that my hair was cut short and I never went to the hairdresser for a haircut again.”
“Since childhood, my mother told me that a woman should have long hair,” she continued.
“These thoughts are deeply rooted in my mind and I have been growing my hair with great love for all these years.”
She doesn’t even mind that her hair is now so long that she sometimes accidentally steps on it.
“There are no particular inconveniences in having hair this long but if I let my hair down, I step on it, this is the only uncomfortable moment,” she says. “I try to wear my hair in a high ponytail so that the hair does not touch the ground.”
“Now, I have reached a unique length because my hair is longer than my height and I really like it,” she adds. “I love to stand out from the crowd, I love being compared to a princess because it makes me a unique and unusual person.”
“Men love natural blondes and with this length, I am always the center of their attention both among locals in my city and on social networks,” she says.
It is certainly a striking look.