Five Feet of Charity: The Guinness World Records Title Attempt

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In The Event You Missed This Event

Zahab Khan accomplished something most people are physically incapable of: donating over five feet of hair to Children With Hair Loss, thus securing a Guinness World Records title for the most hair donated by an individual.

After getting to know Zahab Khan on The Longhairs podcast, we knew we had to be there to witness this historic event. Her record-breaking donation was covered internationally, from The Washington Post and CBS (WUSA9), to NPR and The Indian Express—but The Longhairs had boots on the ground.

El Spencerino & El Garvinski at table just after The Guinness World Records Title Attempt

A 2-Man Operation

As El Rubio asked if El Garvinski and I would be willing to travel cross-country to Virginia, we were nodding in agreement before he could finish. Our mission: document and closely support Zahab’s attempt at the most hair donated by an individual.

Failure was not an option.

Along with some heavy meeting and greeting, we had the privilege of delivering brief remarks, saying nice things about our friends at Children With Hair Loss, congratulating Zahab, and thanking Riya for her efforts.

We made donations of $500 each to Zahab’s GoFundMe and the Zahab Neha Foundation, and we had longhairs on the spot to provide extra hair ties at the event.

We got the mission accomplished, with Garv capturing the action. Witness five feet of hair getting snipped, hear my eloquent remarks (I thought so 😂), and watch Zahab set a stunning world record.

Witness The Most Hair Donated by an Individual

Zahab Khan, the “Longest Haired Athlete" In The World

Zahab Khan is a world-ranked professional squash player and founder of the Zahab Neha Foundation, a non-governmental organization helping female student-athletes pursue sports and education in Pakistan. She holds Guinness World Records titles for the most hair donated by an individual and most hair clips on the head.
Zahab Khan holds the world record for the most hair donated by an individual.