Li Qing hadn't cut her hair since she was eight years old, growing it to an astounding 1.6m!
But after 17 years of wearing it in a long plait, she decided to cut it off after hearing reports on the desperate circumstances of some children.
"The kids were calling me 'Teacher Long Hair'." the 25-year-old from eastern China said.
"I am a kindergarten teacher, and love kids a lot. I would love to sell my hair to help some poor kids to enter into kindergarten."
And, after finding a buyer who was willing to pay 4,200 Yuan - £400 - she had it cut at a local barbers.
Li has no regrets about having the chop.
"My hair is like my pal which grew up with me. However, I am glad if I can help some kids."
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