Spotted in one of our local newspaper couple of weeks ago ‘The World’s Biggest Afro’.
According to Guinness World Records, the largest natural afro in the world belongs to a 36-year-old woman from New Orleans named Aevin Dugas.
Dugas, a social worker, is proud to hold the prestigious (and totally groovy!) world record, but as always, with greatness, comes great responsibility … like making sure (1) her fro doesn’t block her eyes so that she can see while she’s driving, and (2) she doesn’t get her fro caught in doors, trees, her earrings and anything else in its path, including drinks at the club.
Okay, all of these things happen on a regular, but who cares? This woman have an afro sitting on her head that has a circumference of 4 feet and 4 inches (the size of a small child)!
“It is problematic because when I’m driving I can’t see,” she says. “So that’s a problem. One time I slammed my hair in a car door getting in. It gets caught in clubs. It might get caught in someone’s drink. It gets caught in my earrings a lot. It tends to hook on things, like trees, when I’m walking by… It can be kind of problematic, but I still wouldn’t change a thing about it.”
But the best thing about having a 4-foot wide afro?
Aevin says with a smile: “It provides the perfect pillow. I sleep very well.”
See … there’s a silver lining in every cloud!