Brasília: Proud of her record-breaking afro, Aevin Dugas says her hair is inspiring legions of women to ditch chemical straighteners and ‘go natural’.

The 37-year-old, whose hair entered the Guinness Book of Records at 4ft 4ins around, says everyone from toddlers to grandmothers are following in her footsteps.

Aevin said: ‘At one time I strived to get hair that was bone straight and now all I want is it big and poofy’. She believes her voluminous hair may have grown even bigger, but she cannot reveal its size until Guinness take an official measurement. ‘When my hair is stretched out to its complete length and pressed, it goes down to my waist’.–AFP