Aevin Dugas

With a cloud of natural hair that stands four feet tall, Aevin Dugas holds the Guinness World Records title of the world’s largest afro, inspiring women around the globe to ditch relaxers for good.

The 38-year-old New Orleans native traded in her straight tresses for a big, pillowy soft ‘do 14 years ago, a hairstyle she says was inspired by her mother’s 60s ‘fro. As expected, maintenance for the afro that spills over into her face requires lots of time and patience. “It would take a day and a half to dry,” the now hometown hero says. “Almost two days.” 

But even putting a little more elbow work into her hair routine isn’t running her back to creamy crack. “At one time I strived to get hair that was bone straight and now all I want is it big and poofy.”

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  • The Other Jess

    I dont get why the author calls it a wig. If she’s the world record holder for the largest afro, I doubt theyd put her in the book for just a really big wig that any ol body could go out and buy. If its a real hair why not just say that?

    • It was a mistake. We updated the piece.


  • Mademoiselle

    Her hair is really nice, but I feel like there may not have been a lot of people applying for the record. Hers isn’t the longest/biggest fro I’ve seen. When she combs it out in the video, it looks about BSL.

  • ruggie

    Amazing ‘fro!

  • Her hair is beautiful! LOVE IT! WANT IT!

  • Blasè

    wow! girl, share some hair tips!!! where are the hair tips?

    i’ve been on this mission for several years too but i end up cutting my hair. done it twice, or maybe three times, in the past five years. natural hair does take up a lot of time though!.

    but this time, fingers crossed, i’m trying to keep my fro.