17 Years of Hair Growth
Zahab Khan actually trips over her hair. Having grown it out for 17 years, her locks extend to six feet, three inches long—far longer than she is tall.
But not for much longer, because on August 26 she will attempt the Guinness World Records title for the most hair donated to charity by an individual, and we’re especially enthused she will donate to Children With Hair Loss.
That might sound familiar, because we happen to be the Guinness World Records title holders for the most hair donated to charity in 24 hours, and of course we also donate to Children With Hair Loss.
Getting to Know Zahab Khan
We insisted on learning more about Zahab, her six-foot hair and her world record ambitions. Turns out she is a global advocate for women in sports and founder of the Zahab Neha Foundation, helping female student-athletes in her native Pakistan pursue their studies and athletics, who are otherwise limited by poverty and lack of resources.
She’s also an elite professional squash player and coach, widely recognized as the “Longest Haired Athlete” in the world. If you’ve never played squash it’s like racquetball, with lots of running and hard cutting, requiring tremendous agility and cardiovascular endurance. Which raises the question: how the hell do you play squash with six feet of luxurious hair??
You’ll learn how she does it, and all about her foundation, and why she’s cutting off 17 years of hair growth…when we let our hair down with Zahab Khan on The Longhairs podcast.
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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.
…with Riya Saran
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Give Zahab a Boost on GoFundMe!
At the time of this post, Zahab has raised $4,370 toward her goal of $6,000 to cover the cost of her record attempt (mostly for Guinness World Records, which we can attest is not cheap). Can The Longhairs’ community help Zahab make history??
The Great Cut 2024
A World-Record Charity Hair-Cutting Event
Our mission: 10,000 haircuts for kids who can’t grow hair. Be part of history and join us at The Great Cut 2024.
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Bros On This Episode
Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Manetenance Officer for The Longhairs, El Rubio is a writer, traveler, avid skier and athlete. He writes most of the words you read from The Longhairs.
Co-Founder, President & Chief Follicle Officer for The Longhairs, El Moreno is a husband, father, athlete and creator. He makes most of what you see and interact with on The Longhairs websites.
Fulfillment Specialist for The Longhairs, El Spencerino is a powerbuilder, jiu jitsu practitioner, drummer, and music enthusiast. His passion for equality in the hair community is exceeded only by his massive biceps.