Meet Australia’s ‘Rapunzel’: Woman with hair past her bottom reveals the secrets behind her flowing tresses – from her miracle oil to how she prevents split ends
- A 21-year-old model has shared how she grows and maintains her hair length
- Calling herself ‘The Blonde Rapunzel’ she said she uses hair oil and care brushes
- She also said she gets short trims, avoids styling with heat and dries it naturally
- Although it’s ‘high maintenance’ she said it has become part of her persona
An Australian hair model has revealed how she’s managed to grow her locks a staggering one metre long and the specific products she uses to maintain it and keep it healthy all year long.
Speaking to FEMAIL under her preferred moniker ‘The Blonde Rapunzel’, she said her hair is a unique feature that has become part of her persona since she started growing it five years ago.
The 21-year-old said her hair is often difficult to style, though she maintains it well by getting regular short trims and using detangle brushes to avoid breakage.
To stimulate hair growth, she recommends using a hair oil, purchasing good quality haircare brushes, conditioning well and getting haircuts as soon as her hair appears ‘thin’ at the end.
She has also become a viral hit on TikTok with her instructional haircare videos.
An Australian model has revealed how she’s managed to grow her hair a staggering one metre long and the specific products she uses to maintain it and keep it healthy all year long
The 21-year-old said her hair is often difficult to style, though maintains it well by getting short trims and using detangle brushes to avoid breakage
‘I started growing my hair about five years ago and at that time it was waist length,’ she told FEMAIL.
‘I didn’t purposely start growing it, but I just only ever got trims and have never had a big haircut before – people [then] started recognising me for my long hair and now it is one metre long.’
To maintain the length and health of her hair, she said she gets it trimmed every four months or as needed in order to keep the hair looking and feeling healthy.
‘As soon as I notice I have split ends I get a trim – even if it is a very small cut (half to one inch off) just to make sure the split ends are cut off and don’t continue to split up the hair.’
The Blonde Rapunzel’s five tips for hair growth and health
1. Hair oils – The Blonde Rapunzel recommends using Argan or Moroccan oil and apply it through the ends of the hair
2. Haircare brushes – use de-tangling brushes that have small, bendy bristles to avoid split ends and breakage
3. Regular trims – trim hair every 4 months to keep it looking healthy or when the ends are looking thin and sparse
4. Stimulating hair growth – This can be as simple as brushing your hair from the roots to the ends or massaging the scalp with your fingertips
5. Conditioner – when showering, after applying the conditioner, put your hair up into a bun and leave the conditioner in for 5-10 minutes, then wash it out with cold water to protect the hair cuticles and create shine
To maintain the length and care for the hair, she said she gets it trimmed every four months or as needed in order to keep the hair looking and feeling healthy
To avoid breakage, The Blonde Rapunzel recommends using detangle brushes as they don’t rip through the hair and applying hair oil regularly to avoid split ends.
‘I use Argan or Moroccan oil and apply it through the ends of my hair,’ she said.
‘I then brush my hair for five to ten minutes to massage the scalp and make sure the oils are spread throughout my hair to hydrate and create shine.’
Not only will this stimulate hair growth and repair but it will also make your hair look shinier.
In the TikTok video she applies the Pump Liquid Gold Growth Oil Treatment throughout her hair, which retails for $29 in Australia.
Despite the length, she said it only takes 30 minutes to wash but prefers to dry it naturally which often takes between three to four hours
To avoid breakage, she recommends using detangle brushes as they don’t rip through the hair and applying hair oil regularly to avoid split ends.
In terms of caring for the hair, she described it as ‘high maintenance’ as she has to be ‘gentle and patience’ when brushing it
She said it takes 30 minutes to wash her hair and prefers to dry it naturally which often takes between three to four hours.
She admits her haircare is ‘high maintenance’ as she has to be ‘gentle and patience’ when brushing it and also implements heatless hair styling tactics found on social media.
‘My hair is actually very heavy so it’s hard to style but my go-to hairstyles are a slick back ponytail or recently I have been trying heat-less curls using a robe tie to curl my hair,’ she said.
The trick involves wrapping damp hair around a thin robe tie and leaving it to set for a few hours to create the curl formation.
‘The results are amazing and it is the only way I can get curls to hold all day.’