“Rasta Rapunzel,” unleash your dreadlocks.
In a captivating display of dedication, a Jamaican man recently unveiled his extraordinary achievement of nurturing his dreadlocks for over four decades. The remarkable moment was captured in a 45-second video shared on @jamaicaviralofficial’s Instagram page, where the man, whose identity remains undisclosed, perches atop a house to reveal his astounding locks.
While the precise length of his dreads is unclear, they cascade past his feet, eliciting awe from onlookers. One bystander couldn’t help but exclaim, “You haven’t seen any hair like this – a real locks this.”
The bearded man, dressed in a gray T-shirt and black shorts, accessorized with boots and a pink towel draped over his shoulders, carefully unravels his voluminous tresses with his fingers. His Rapunzel-like locks leave locals in amazement.
Some speculate that this Jamaican man may pose a challenge to the current Guinness World Record holder for the longest locks, Asha Mandela, whose dreads measure 19 feet, 6.5 inches in length and weigh 42 pounds. Enthusiasts suggest that this remarkable display could potentially qualify for a Guinness World Record.
Commenting on the matter, one observer remarked, “That has to be a World Record for longest Dreads,” while another insisted, “Someone needs to contact the Guinness Book of Records and have him entered before he dies.”
A Guinness World Records spokesperson confirmed to The Post that there is no current record holder for the longest natural locks on a living male.
The Jamaican man’s ombre-colored dreads commence with gray roots, transition into brown, and culminate with black tips, a detail that garnered much admiration. One admirer expressed their appreciation, saying, “Love how you can see them lighten as they aged & more gray hair grew. My God, how beautiful.”
For fellow dreadlock enthusiasts, witnessing this man’s commitment serves as a humbling reminder of the enduring dedication required to nurture such lengthy locks. One viewer sighed, “I thought I was doing something with 20 years.”
In a whimsical nod to his remarkable feat, some viewers affectionately dubbed the Jamaican man “Rasta Rapunzel, the real-life Rapunzel.”