A 32-year-old woman who has not had a haircut in 18 years has revealed how she manages her incredibly long tresses – which are now the same length as the 5’10” model’s height.
Over the past 18 years, Inga has managed to grow her beautiful brunette locks to the same length as her height, and she has now opened up about how she ensures that her hair stays healthy and sleek, no matter how long it grows.
Flowing: A 32-year-old model who hasn’t cut her hair since the age of 18, has revealed her tresses are now as long as her 5’10” height
Go for grow! Inga Volkosh, who is originally from Vladivostok, Russia, but now lives in Miami, Florida, gives her hair a slight trim twice a year, but otherwise has not cut her hair since age 14
Care and attention: The model has now revealed the secrets to her healthy locks, revealing how she cares for them by avoiding heat styling and hair dye
The length of Inga’s hair means that she is always the center of attention wherever she goes. For the most part, Inga loves the attention – especially when young girls who dream of one day having long hair like hers, see her and think she’s a real-life fairytale character.
People are often in awe of Inga’s luscious mane and often ask her for tips on how she’s managed to grow it so long and what she eats to keep it healthy.
However, sometimes Inga admits that it can be annoying, especially when her hair captures the attention of the wrong people who become obsessed with her long hair.
The opposite sex love Inga’s hair and she says it’s because men are drawn to women who have great hair, skin and nails.
Instead of cutting her hair, Inga trims it twice a year and insists on a healthy diet of meat, fish, salads and olive oil alongside avoiding heat, not dying it and being careful when brushing is the secret to long hair growth.
‘I cut my hair when I was 14 and since then I just trim it twice a year,’ said Inga.
‘My hair is my way of expressing myself and my individuality.
Balance: Inga says she also tries to follow a fresh, healthy diet, consuming foods that she knows will help to maintain strong hair, including fish, salads, and olive oil
Nope: ‘I try not to eat the same everyday: food should be varied and nutritious. I try to avoid “empty” carbs – sugar, white bread, pastries, pasta and pizza,’ she said
Fairytale: Inga said that her hair is often the subject of much fascination from strangers – revealing that she has even been called a real-life fairytale character because of it
Popular: She added that men love her long tresses, noting that guys are often attracted to women with great skin, hair, and nails
‘Healthy diet is the most important thing to grow healthy hair, I don’t use a hair dryer, I brush it carefully, I don’t dye my hair, it’s my natural hair color, I use natural oils and hair care in general.
‘I try to eat only healthy, fresh, organic, no fast food and a lot of protein which is very important for hair.
‘I try not to eat the same everyday: food should be varied and nutritious. I try to avoid “empty” carbs – sugar, white bread, pastries, pasta and pizza.
‘I prefer meat, fish, chicken, seafood and gigantic amounts of salads with olive oil. I always keep some nuts or fruit in my bag for a quick snack.
‘Almost every day I make smoothies from different berries: raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and other fruits. In terms of beverages I have coffee, green tea, matcha green tea without sugar.
‘I never drink sodas like Cola, Fanta, Pepsi and have at least one liter of mineral water per day. The most important thing is, don’t force yourself to eat more or less than you want: love your body and focus on healthy habits, and the appearance will follow.
Easy as can be: Inga only has to wash her hair every five days in a process which takes just 20 minutes in the shower
Lapping it up: She admits that she loves the attention she receives because of her hair
Concern: However, she confesses that at ‘other times, it can be annoying when it attracts the attention of the wrong people, for the wrong reasons’
Easy going: Inga claims that living a stress-free lifestyle is also key to growing healthy hair
‘The attention is sometimes nice and refreshing. For instance, when it’s a young girl who dreams about having long hair and thinks I’m from some cartoon.
‘Other times, it can be annoying when it attracts the attention of the wrong people, for the wrong reasons and they become obsessed with my hair.
‘It brings me too much attention sometimes, as people always know that it’s me. It takes a lot of shampoo and conditioner to care for it as well.
‘Most men love it. I think men are naturally drawn to women who have good skin, hair and nails.’
Inga washes her hair every five days in a process which takes 20 minutes in the shower.
‘When people see my hair, they say it’s amazing, ask me how I grew it and how long it took and what I eat,’ she said.
‘My advice to those looking to grow their hair is: eat healthy, have a healthy lifestyle, no stress, take your vitamins, eat more protein, don’t use a hair dryer and don’t cut it.’
Model reveals she has 5ft 10in hair after not cutting it for 18 YEARS