World’s Biggest Afro? Aevin Dugas of Louisiana? You Be The Judge

Aevin Dugas, 37, showing off her big Afro; she spent  14 years growing her tresses to the max (Courtesy: Daily Mail)

Guinness Book of Records holder Aevin Dugas, 37, showing off her big Afro; she spent 14 years growing her tresses to the max (Courtesy: Daily Mail)

I got this from Marsha Warfield on Facebook via the Daily Mail.  This may be old news to some, but it’s new news to me.

In the photo above, she’s like the black version of Miss Sara Bellum of the Powerpuff Girls, in which she’s all hair but we can barely see her face.  But Aevin Dugas definitely is all there, and she’s all brains putting up and taking care of this big hair.

Aevin, who has won fans from Brazil to Italy, has spent the last 14 years growing her hair.

Her jaw-dropping look brings her attention wherever she goes but it does have its drawbacks as she often gets it caught in trees, car doors and people’s earrings.

It can also take two days to wash and dry and is so big she struggles to see clearly out from beneath it – which means she cannot drive with her ‘hair up’.

To get her hair ready for a night out she shampoos it and then uses up to five conditioners.

She then puts her hair into two French braids and from then it takes about two days to dry.

But the positives far outweigh the negatives and she has become a hero in her hometown of Napoleonville, Louisiana.

Her biggest joy is inspiring young girls to stop using chemical straighteners, which can cause long-lasting damage to hair.

Aevin Dugas peeking out from her enormous Afro at a nearby hair salon in Reserve, LA (Courtesy: Daily Mail)

Aevin Dugas peeking out from her enormous Afro at a nearby hair salon in Reserve, LA (Courtesy: Daily Mail)

Best news yet is that her hair has entered the record book of all time, The Guinness Book of Records, at 4 feet and 4 inches, but she believes that it is even longer.

It’s been hard for me to keep up a Afro once it gets to Angela Davis proportions, and I can only imagine that while it is her wealth, crown and joy, it is a joy that nonetheless that requires constant upkeep and lots of responsibility.

~ by blksista on August 1, 2013.

One Response to “World’s Biggest Afro? Aevin Dugas of Louisiana? You Be The Judge”

  1. She beautiful–I want me some of her.

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