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Man cuts off his 5 foot long dreadlocks after letting it grow for 20 years

By Mason White 10:25 AM August 28, 2013
Gareth Robinson holding his cut off dreadlocks 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A man suddenly lost something he held onto for 20 years, his dreadlocks.

The man with five-foot long dreadlocks, cut it off for charity. he said in a statement.

Gareth Robinson first got dreadlocks at the age of 16. It grew into weighing more than three pounds. His hair was so long that the 35-year-old used to sit down on his hair by mistake.

Robinson of Bournemouth, Dorset, England, raised 500 pounds for Cancer Research for cutting his hair.

“My hair hasn’t been cut since I was 16-years-old, so I’m still getting used to this. It all started when at that age, I could not find any other hairstyle that looked good on me. To suit me. In earlier years, it was easier to handle, although the washing could be a matter for two people. My partner, Jana, had to keep out of my way while I was washing my scalp. Sometimes, it took up to three days to dry,” Gareth Robinson, a medical researcher for Air Ambulance, said.

Robinson said he wanted to raise money for a cancer charity because his mother, Lin, had fought and overcome the disease.

“She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and ovarian cancer in 2006, but was discharged two years ago,” he said.