The “Rapunzel” family-club
This unusual family lives in the Illinois, USA. The thing is that Tere Lynn Svetlecich Russel (mom) has not cut her hair for more than 25 years. As a teenager, she decided for herself that she would not shorten her curls and still keeps her word. But that’s not the most surprising thing. Her three daughters also decided to follow their mother’s example and stopped cutting their hair.
The total hair length of Tere Lynn and her three girls is about 3,5 meters! The 43-year-old woman herself has curls that almost reach the floor. To wash such hair, she has to kneel, otherwise she will simply fall from the weight of wet hair.
Taking care of such curls is not easy. Only one washing of the head takes a quarter of a bottle of conditioner, and a lot of time is spent on combing.
In addition, long hair causes a lot of trouble. Children are constantly stepping on mom’s hair. When slamming the car door, the curls are often pinched, and the vacuum cleaner sucks them inside.
The husband of the heroine named Chip is crazy about his wife’s hair. He fell in love with Tere Lynn only because of her gorgeous hair.
In total, the couple has five children. One-year-old Shapin has not yet joined the Rapunzel club, and the only son will not receive membership in this club. Although, who knows, maybe he wants to become a long-haired guy.
In the city of Morris, where this unusual family lives, Tere Lynn has been the winner of the “Longest Ponytail” contest for many years in a row, and her daughters do not lag behind their mother, taking prizes.
Tere Lynn does not force her daughters to let go of their hair. This is their conscious choice. And if one of them wants to cut their long curls, then she won’t mind.