The woman who holds the record for the world's longest dreadlocks has found love with-and married-a hairdresser who first learned about her while searching on the internet.
Asha Mandela, 50, who holds the record for the longest dreadlocks with hair that measures 55-feet long and weighs 42 pounds, has married Emmanuel Chege, a Kenyan hairstylist, who fell for her after finding out about her record-breaking locks online three years ago.
According to reports, after the two met in Kenya, sparks flew.
"It was so amazing to see all this amount of hair. It was more than my imagination," Chege said. "At first I thought maybe her locks were almost to her knees or on the ground, but the first glance when I saw her hair, it was so long, so it was so amazing and her beauty was so amazing too."
Now, the two are married, and Mandela leaves the care of her long locks to her husband, who worked as a stylist for over 15 years. He allegedly spends two full days at a time washing and drying her hair, and the dreads themselves require a large amount of daily upkeep.
However, Mandela is grateful for everything he does for her.
"My husband helps me with everything with my hair. I'm so spoiled since he's been taking care of it and I've got totally lazy," she joked. "He will massage my scalp, groom my hair or twist or wash it. He does a really good job of taking care of it so that's a plus.
In addition, Chege himself is now also inspired to try to go for a record for himself, as the male with the longest hair. And the two have decided that if they ever have kids, they will continue their legacy through them as well.
"If we are blessed with children, no comb is going to go on their head," Chege said.