- Elena Mazhanik, 35, from Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Russia, has 51-inch-long hair
- She spends up to 4 hours taking care of her locks three to four times a week
- He admitted that beetles, flies and butterflies sometimes mix with his mane
A real-life rapunzel spends sixteen hours a week handling her 51-inch-long hair—and her hair is so thick that insects are constantly getting stuck in it.
Elena Mazanic, 35, of Leninsk-Kuznetsky, has always had long hair, but since 2011 she’s been growing it religiously to create a Rapunzel-style look.
She spends up to four hours three to four times a week completing a strict haircare routine to make sure her locks stay healthy.
However, despite being proud of her mane, in real life Rapunzel admits that insects sometimes get stuck in her hair, and that her locks stick to door handles.
Alina Mazannik, 35, from Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Russia, spends hours looking after her 51-inch-long hair
Real life Rapunzel, pictured, accepted insects sometimes get stuck in her mane and it sticks to the door handle
While she was criticized online for her ‘horsetail’ hair, she said she doesn’t let negativity bother her.
Alina was not always determined to have long hair.
In 1999, at the age of 13, he cut his 12-inch-long hair to fit with the short bob hairstyles of the time, but increasingly realized this was a mistake and while he waited for it to grow back. When she did, she got very upset. .
After recovering from the cut, she continued to grow it. In 2006 when she was 19 years old, her hair was 22 inches long and she decided that she wanted to try her hand at dyeing her hair.
Pictured, Alina said that she gets compliments from men and women alike, she tells him to never cut her long hair
She continued to dye her hair until she turned 23 in 2010, when she experimented with hair dyes that severely damaged the condition of her hair.
Realizing the damage done to her hair in 2011, she started growing her hair again and gradually cut the damaged and colored sections of hair.
She continued to grow out her luxurious locks over the next few years and in 2018 she decided she wanted very long hair and started taking her hair care seriously.
Alina said, ‘In 2018, I realized that I wanted very long hair and to keep it healthy, I had to take good care of it.
‘I love that my hair is dry and very soft. In the summer, I wear my hair loose and enjoy the feeling of it brushing against my shoulders, arms, and thighs.
Alina, pictured, has been growing her hair since 2011, after damaging it with hair dye treatments until 2010
In real life Rapunzel prefers to wear vintage outfits to go with her copper complexion, which is the same size as a 10-year-old boy of average height.
‘I love to comb my hair and caress them with my hands.
Her hair care routine takes two to four hours three to four times a week. She uses herbal oils and masks to massage her scalp to stimulate growth combined with shampoo with a soft surfactant and a moisturizing hair mask.
After washing, she uses sprays, creams and oils that stick to her hair to keep the hair in good condition. Now her hair is 51 inches long and has almost reached her knees.
She records her hair growth journey online on Instagram and TikTok, where she has nearly two million followers, under the handle @mazanik-alona.
Alexa uses natural hair masks to take care of her hair while following a strict haircare routine
It takes him up to four hours to brush, wash, dry and moisturize his hair three to four times a week.
‘Sometimes its length causes problems, for example I accidentally sit on it or get it caught in the car door and it sticks to the door handle. Flies, beetles and butterflies can also get entangled in it.’
Alina says she gets a lot of praise when she walks with her hair down and children often compare her to Rapunzel.
Men often tell her to ‘never cut your beautiful hair’ and people on the Internet leave comments and messages saying they love her hair – some women call her inspiration and say she loves them with her hair. Inspires to grow.
However, she also receives negative comments and it is said that her hair looks like a horse’s tail.
While she is proud of her locks, Alina said she has received criticism online, with some making fun of her ‘horsetail’ hair
Alina does not connect with critics online. She said no one should be judged for their appearance
In the photo with her hair tied up, Alina said that she thinks all hair is beautiful and that people should do what they love.
The real-life princess admitted that she can sometimes accidentally sit on her hair and it sticks to the door handle
When she is told this, she replies ‘Thank you, horses are beautiful animals with wonderful thick hair’. Some people think that her hair is too lifeless, but Alina believes that all hair can be beautiful.
Alina continued, “Every day people from all over the world text me on Instagram and TikTok and praise my hair.”
‘Women tell me that I inspire and motivate them. They ask me for advice on how to grow their hair and I help them.
‘However, some people believe that only straight and smooth hair is beautiful and that my hair is lifeless.
‘I explain to them that any hair can be beautiful – whether it is straight, curly, fluffy, long or short, thick or sparse.
‘You can’t hate people for their looks. Every person is beautiful in his own way and he has the right to choose what kind of hair he wants.’
The picture influencer, who counts 2 million followers on TikTok, said that women sometimes tell her she is the inspiration for her hair
Women often ask Alina, pictured, for advice on how to grow their hair or take care of it.
Alexa admitted that some people have told her they think her hair is bad, but she said she replies that all hair can be beautiful when it does.
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