Many men will confess that during this Corona period they haven’t shaved their hair as often as they should. Reason being that, they were forced to stay home most of the time.
However, there is an extra ordinary story of Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Chien who has gone almost 80 years without visiting a barber shop.
The 92-year-old from the southern Mekong Delta region rocks a 5 metres long dreadlock! surprised?
“I believe if I cut my hair I will die. I dare not to change anything, not even combing it. I ONLY NURTURE IT, COVER IT IN A SCARF TO KEEP IT DRY AND CLEAN AND LOOKING NICE.”
Chien told Reuters in his village about 80km west of Ho Chi Minh City.
Chien, who worships nine powers and seven gods, believes it was his calling to grow his hair, which he bundles up under an orange turban.
He was required to trim it when at school, but left after third grade and decided never to cut, comb or wash it again.
“I remembered my hair was black, thick and strong. I combed it, untangled it to make it smooth. But when I heard the calling from the divine power, I knew immediately that I was chosen,”
“I touched my hair and overnight it has became really hard. It has attached to my head and became a thing of its own.”