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Girl's amazingly long hair is only an inch shorter than she is

THIS real-life Rapunzel is growing for broke with plans to sell her hair as a £3,500 set of hair extensions.

Natasha Moraes de Andrade has locks 5ft 2in and has never had a haircut. At 5ft 3in tall she is only one inch taller than her hair – and has to carry it around so it doesn’t snag. The fans in her house can’t be turned on in case it gets caught.
Ful length ... Natasha's hair is only an inch shorter than she isde Andrade
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And she has to spend up to an hour and a half brushing it each day. Despite living in a poor Brazilian shanty town in Rio, the family's shampoo bill alone reaches £400 a year. Now the 12-year-old hopes the sale will hair-net her a windfall. She said: “She said: “I love my long hair and I’ll be sad when it’s gone. But it’s a pain looking after it. “I can’t do a lot of things, like P.E. lessons at school. “I hope to sell it for £3,500 and refurbish my bedroom. I hope it can give me a new life.” Her mum Catarina, 42, said: “At the moment she is like a prisoner.” Aspiring illustrator Natasha compares herself to long-haired fairy tale princess Rapunzel and has put a drawing of the character on the front door of her house. The Guinness World Record for the world’s longest hair belongs to China’s Xie Qiuping whose hair measures 18ft 5in.