Williams, of Houston, Texas, has fingernails with a combined total length of 18 feet, 10.9 inches, making her the current Guinness World Record holder.
She took the title from another record holder, Chris “The Dutchess” Walton. She manicured her nails that to a total lenght of 19 feet, 9 inches long, but lost after she decided t cut them according to a Guinness spokeswoman.
Williams was officially unveiled the in the 2018 edition of Guinness World Records, which has just been released.
Ayanna Williams can not be considered an ‘overnight success’. Do you know it took her 20 years to achieve this feat?! While most people complete their manicure in less than an hour, She spends 20 hours and uses up to two bottles of polish. Has keeping long nails involved making other sacrifices? Yes! She avoids doing the dishes, places her nails on a special pillow and admits that it takes her “longer to do anything than it would take other people, because of the length of my nails,” according to the Guinness book of world records. Interestingly, she works as a manicurist, helping other people to keep their nails nice and healthy. Do we need a better attestation to her skills?
Do you know that the longest fingernails ever belonged to Lee Redmond (USA)? She started to grow them in 1979 and carefully kept them till to total length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in) on 23, February 2008. Sadly, Lee lost her nails in an automobile accident in early 2009.
Consider the following tips from experts at Mayo Clinic:
Keep fingernails dry and clean. This prevents germs from growing under your fingernails. Repeated or prolonged contact with water can contribute to split fingernails. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes, cleaning or using harsh chemicals.
Practice good nail hygiene. Use a sharp manicure scissors or clippers. Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve.
Use moisturizer. When you use hand lotion, rub the lotion into your fingernails and cuticles, too.
Apply a protective layer. Applying a nail hardener might help strengthen nails.
Ask your doctor about biotin. Some research suggests that the nutritional supplement biotin might help strengthen weak or brittle fingernails.