The remarkable creation involved an 11-day effort and an investment of two million naira (£2,000 or $2,500). The wig was constructed using 1,000 bundles of hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of hair glue, and 6,250 hair clips.
“This achievement is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.I still cannot believe it,” Williams was quoted as saying by BBC.
Despite being a wigmaker for eight years, she said it was “not an easy task as she felt exhausted during the process”.
“Friends and family encouraged me. I did not want to let them down, so I maintained my focus. The outcome is the longest hand-made wig in the world,” she added.
Upon completing the hairpiece, finding a suitable location to accurately measure it posed a challenge. Helen Williams opted to lay it out on a highway connecting the cities of Lagos and Abeokuta on July 7.
Guinness World Records officially confirmed the record on Tuesday.
Williams has displayed the wig in her office so people can come and look at her efforts.
Earlier this year, Hilda Baci garnered attention in Nigeria by breaking the world record for non-stop cooking. However, her achievement was surpassed by Irishman Alan Fisher a few weeks ago.