Meet the real-life Rapunzel who has hair longer than 5ft and hasn't cut it for over five years

Malgorzata Kulczyk has been dubbed a real life Rapunzel. (Caters)
Malgorzata Kulczyk has been dubbed a real life Rapunzel. (Caters)

Meet the real-life Rapunzel, a woman with hair that stretches over five-foot and who hasn’t had it cut for over five years.

Malgorzata Kulczyk, 34, from London never planned to grow her hair to such a long length, but was encouraged to leave it long by friends and family who said it was so well-kept there was no reason to get it cut.

The full-time computing student’s long locks now stretch over five foot and two inches and she last had it trimmed over five years ago.

Even though she’s naturally blonde, Kulczyk’s hair has taken on a red tinge thanks to a home-made serum, concocted from a mixture of oils, which she applies half an hour before showering.

And her unusually long hair has made her the object of desire for some.

“Men can't believe it is real. They say it is beautiful, impressive and feminine,” Kulczyk explains.

“Some even fall in love with me because of it.”

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She has learnt various ways to braid her hair. (Caters)
She has learnt various ways to braid her hair. (Caters)

But she says she has also received some less positive reactions to her lengthy locks.

“People can be jealous,” she says. “There was one situation when a colleague kept telling me my hair was too long and that I should cut it.

“She said she thought it must be painful for me and that I probably spent so much time on it.

"But after a while she changed her mind completely and has even started to try to grow her own hair out.”

You’d think having such long hair would mean a lot of maintenance, but Kulczyk says her weekly routine is much like any other woman with long hair.

“My hair doesn't affect my daily life much,” she says.

“I wash my hair up to three times a week and wear it as a different style a day ponytail, braid, or bun. I use only natural products, including anything mixed with coconut oil, which is my favourite.”

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Malgorzata Kulczyk hasn't cut her hair for over five years. (Caters)
Malgorzata Kulczyk hasn't cut her hair for over five years. (Caters)

But she does have some tips for anyone wanting to attempt to grow their own hair.

“I would say to anyone wanting to grow their hair long that patience is the most important thing,” Kulczyk explains.

“In order to keep your hair in good condition, you need to take care of your body and eat healthy.

“Other things I’d recommend would be to keep hydrated, exercise and avoid stress. Nettle tea is especially very good for hair growth,” she adds.

In 2016, Kulczyk, who studies computing in London but is originally from Poland, started sharing pictures of her hair on Instagram.

And her decision not to visit a hair salon for more than five years seems to have paid off in Instagram followers as she currently has over 10,000.

While it won’t stop us visiting the hairdressers as soon as they reopen, we totally applaud her commitment.

You can follow the real-life Disney princess on Instagram @miss_longhair.

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The computing student says men love her long locks. (Caters)
The computing student says men love her long locks. (Caters)

Kulczyk actually isn’t the only real-life Rapunzel.

Andrea Stano, 34, who comes from Micronesia and now lives in the US, has strawberry-blonde hair which comes down to her ankles.

While she spends up to 45 minutes a day looking after her crowning glory, she says it’s her daily spoonful of peanut butter which keeps it in prime condition.

“I truly believe this step keeps my hair healthy, and helps it to grow faster and thicker,” says Stano.

Additional reporting Caters.