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Mum spends £109 a month on seven-year-old ‘Rapunzel’ daughter’s 28inches of hair

A mother has revealed how she maintains her seven-year-old daughter’s 28 inches of hair including using horse shampoo to keep in silky smooth and detangled.

Fliss Ellis, 37, from Huthwaite, Nottingham, spends more than £100 a month on hair care products for her daughter Alexis’ long, red hair 

Little Alexis, has been dubbed a ‘mini Rapunzel’ for her more than two feet locks.

She has  been growing her hair since she was a toddler and it’s now so long she accidentally sits on it.

Little Alexis, seven, has been dubbed a ‘mini rapunzel’ for her more than two feet locks

Fliss Ellis, 37, from Huthwaite, Nottingham, spends more than £100 a month on hair care products for her daughter Alexis' long, red hair. Pictured together

Fliss Ellis, 37, from Huthwaite, Nottingham, spends more than £100 a month on hair care products for her daughter Alexis’ long, red hair. Pictured together

Full-time mum-of-three Fliss explained that she buys a special shampoo and conditioner with no sulphates which leaves her £60 out of pocket every month, as well leave in conditioners which cost a whopping £40.  

She also buys Mane n Tail Detangler – designed for horses – and Revlon Uniq one for style. 

‘It started when she turned one and her hair started growing like crazy,’ Fliss explained.

‘By the time she was two, it was down to her waist and now, it’s so long we have to get it trimmed every six weeks which costs me a fortune but if we don’t get it trimmed, it gets in the way and she’ll end up stepping on it by accident!

Alexis has been has been growing her hair since she was a toddler and it's now so long she accidentally sits on it

Alexis has been has been growing her hair since she was a toddler and it’s now so long she accidentally sits on it

Full-time mum-of-three Fliss explained that she buys a special shampoo and conditioner with no sulphates which leaves her £60 out of pocket every month,

Full-time mum-of-three Fliss explained that she buys a special shampoo and conditioner with no sulphates which leaves her £60 out of pocket every month,

She also buys conditioners which cost a whopping £40 and Mane n Tail Detangler - designed for horses - and Revlon Uniq one for style.

She also buys conditioners which cost a whopping £40 and Mane n Tail Detangler – designed for horses – and Revlon Uniq one for style.

Mum Fliss explained: 'It started when she turned one and her hair started growing like crazy' pictured is Alexis' hairC

Alexis pictured

Mum Fliss explained: ‘It started when she turned one and her hair started growing like crazy’ pictured is Alexis’ hair

Alexis’ £109 monthly bill on hair care prodcuts 

– True Soft Shampoo and Conditioner: £60

– Mane n Tail Detangler: £9

– FOXYBVE Flaminglow: £28

– Revlon Uniq One: £9

‘She’s autistic so having her long hair is a security blanket for her – she’ll hold it when she’s out walking and it just helps keep her calm.

With washing her hair daily, Fliss often finds she has to replace the products every month.

‘We wash her hair every morning and I have to buy special hair products to make sure we’re looking after it properly.

‘When she wears it in a pony tail, it’s 24 inches and when it’s down, it’s 28 inches so it’s a lot to maintain.

‘We can’t even put it up in a high pony tail because it’s so heavy!’

Fliss and Alexis are constantly stopped by passersby in the street who are in awe of her gorgeous, Rapunzel like hair.

Fliss added: ‘Every time we go out, people always stop us to say how amazing her hair is.

‘It has lots of different colours in it – there’s a mixture of red and blonde streaks.

Fliss and Alexis are constantly stopped by passersby in the street who are in awe of her gorgeous, Rapunzel like hair.

Fliss and Alexis are constantly stopped by passersby in the street who are in awe of her gorgeous, Rapunzel like hair.

Although she dyes her hair, Fliss and her husband both have brown hair so are unsure where Alexis' red locks come from

Although she dyes her hair, Fliss and her husband both have brown hair so are unsure where Alexis’ red locks come from

Alexis' hair starting growing when she was just one (pictured). Now seven she can even stand on it

Alexis' hair starting growing when she was just one (pictured). Now seven she can even stand on it

Alexis’ hair starting growing when she was just one (pictured). Now seven she can even stand on it

Alexis has been proud of her waist length hair since she was two and needs it cut every six weeks

Alexis has been proud of her waist length hair since she was two and needs it cut every six weeks

With washing her hair daily, Fliss (left) often finds she has to replace the expensive products every month.

With washing her hair daily, Fliss (left) often finds she has to replace the expensive products every month.

Alexis' hair is naturally curly but because of the weight of it, it's straight at the moment as it drags the curls out. It take four hours to curl it

Alexis’ hair is naturally curly but because of the weight of it, it’s straight at the moment as it drags the curls out. It take four hours to curl it

‘My husband and I have brown hair so we’re not sure where her red hair comes from.

‘Her hair is naturally curly but because of the weight of it, it’s straight at the moment as it drags the curls out.

‘She’s not once complained about neck pain so I don’t think it bothers how how heavy it is – she’s used to it.

‘She lets me style it – it takes me four hours to curl it’. 


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