Indian Teen (Male) with Remarkably Long Hair.
Written by Rashna Sharma on September 16, 2023
Impressively tressed teen Sidakdeep Singh Chahal has never had his hair cut in his entire life.
The 15-year-old from Uttar Pradesh, India, has grown it to a length of 146 cm (4 ft 9.5 in), setting a world record for the longest hair on a male teenager.
Sidak washes his hair twice a week, dedicating at least an hour each time to washing, drying, and brushing it.
Sidak grows his hair because he’s a Sikh. One of the religion’s core tenets is to never cut one’s hair, as it is a gift from God.
He usually ties his hair in a bun and covers it with a dastār (turban), as is custom for Sikhs.
Sidak’s family and many of his friends are Sikhs, however, none of them have hair as long as him.
During his childhood years, Sidak was sometimes teased by his friends when he was outside drying his hair. “I did not like that my hair was made fun of,” he recalls.
Sidak told himself that he’d cut if off when he grew older, but now he considers it to be a part of his identity.
(Source: Ginness World Records)