A real-life Rapunzel with six-foot-long hair has revealed her long locks have seen her inundated with DMs from ‘creepy’ guys asking to sniff it.
Lawyer Alona Anufriieva, 31, from Dnipro, Ukraine, started growing her hair at the age of 12, aiming to grow it to her waist, and it took a dozen years for it to reach six feet.
The mother-of-one has gathered attention online thanks to her long mane, but says it’s not all positive, with creepy fans asking to ‘sniff’ her hair.
She adds she gets a trim every few months but her hair is now past her feet and she spends £75 a month on coconut oil, shampoo and conditioner to keep it thick and healthy.
She has also gone through countless hairbrushes in a bid to maintain her healthy, thick locks, finding they break after just six months of use.
Lawyer Alona Anufriieva, 31, from Dnipro, Ukraine, is known online for her hair, which reaches six-foot in length, and caused her to being inundated with creepy messages from fans asking to sniff her locks
Alona, who works as a lawyer and is a mother-of-one, said she started to grow her hair out when she was 12
‘When I was a little girl, my parents always had my hair cut into the fashionable styles, but when I was twelve and all the other girls at school had shorter haircuts, I decided I wanted to grow mine to waist length,’ Alona said.
‘It took me three years to grow my hair down to my waist and then I just carried on. I love healthy long hair. I think a woman’s power is in her hair and it looks so beautiful when it is worn long like mine.
Alona said she even gets stopped in the street by little girls who call her Rapunzel and want to touch her hair.
But the attention she gets isn’t always so flattering, with creeps on Instagram wanting to sniff, touch and even buy her locks. She blocks requests immediately but her posts are flooded with comments from men wanting to play with her hair and begging her to never cut it.
It took 12 years for Alona to grow her hair this long. They are now longer than her own height, and she has to spend £75 on upkeep per months
Alona frequently receives creepy comments and DMs about her hair when she posts pictures on Instagram.
‘Some are negative, calling my hair ugly, but mostly I get messages from people wanting to do things like sniff my hair,’ she said.
‘Men love my hair and have even offered to buy my hair if I cut it off and send it to them. I don’t answer them and block them straight away.
Alona said she has received negative attention online due to her hair, with people calling her ugly
The mother-of-one said she preferred to wear her hair loose because it was what felt the most feminine to her
Alona admitted she had to replace her hairbrush every six months because they keep breaking
‘In real life, I don’t let strangers touch my hair if they ask. Many people want to see what it feels like but I’m not comfortable with that.’
‘My hair is part of what makes me unique and I love looking in the mirror and seeing it. My favourite style is wearing it loose as it looks so feminine.
‘The trick is using coconut oil and a good shampoo and conditioner. I spend around seventy-five-pounds a month on haircare and I have to replace my hairbrush every six months because they always break – they aren’t made for hair like mine.’
The mother-of-one, said her six-foot-long mane never got in the way of her parenting her daughter, pictured during a beach holiday, who was born in 2018
Alona, pictured in fancy dress, explained many people asked if they could touch her hair, but she said she did not feel comfortable with it
Strawberries by the pond! Alona said she used a lot of coconut oil in order to keep her mane hydrated
Alona welcomed her daughter, Mira, in November 2018.
‘Mira likes my hair and sometimes she tries to brush it herself. It never really gets in the way when I’m with her, but sometimes will fall on the floor when I pick her up.
‘I want her to have long hair too because her hair colour is fantastic and it would grow to be thick and healthy. It would look beautiful but she’ll decide for herself when she is older.’
A picture shows that Alona’s hair is longer than her height and is about 15 centimetre longer than her feet
The mother-of-one said she hoped her daughter would like long hair too and explained she liked to brush her’s (showing off how long her hair is)
Alona won’t let the critics stop her and shares pictures of her lengthening mane online whenever she pleases (pictured at home)