Friday, 06. March 2015
27. 08. 14. - 15:00
A 38-year-old woman is auctioning off her two metre long hair to raise cash for a run down school in northern China.
Xiao Yeh - from Shenzhen, a city in Shandong province, thousands of miles away in the south of China - has been growing her crowning glory for more than 15 years and once turned down an offer of 2,000 GBP to have it cut off.
"I read about the terrible conditions students at a middle school were suffering in the region of Ningxia and thought I had to do something.
"The only thing I have to donate is my hair so I set up an online auction to sell if off to the highest bidder," she explained.
Auction officials say bidding has so far reached 1,000 GBP.
Yeh added: "I didn't grow my hair long until I entered university, since female students weren't allowed to grow long hair in high school.
"My hair grew very quickly and I remember once when I got up to use the bathroom, my waist-long hair seemed to scare other students.
"I got a bit self conscious about it and later didn't like to walk on the street with it down in case it got too much attention."
Yeh's beauty regime included no chemical products and just the occasional trim to get rid of split ends.
"It takes an hour to wash, 10 minutes to comb through and a whole day to dry" she added.
"The hairdresser used to tell me, 'Whenever I cut your hair I have to crawl around the floor'," laughed Yeh.
"I'm sure I'll miss it and I know my husband will but it's for a good cause and I can always grow it back," she added.
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