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One bottle of shampoo and conditioner per shower. Hope she's got a bulk rate.

"Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas, in my hair
A home for fleas, a hive for the buzzing bees
A nest for birds, there ain't no words
For the beauty, splendor, the wonder of my hair
Flow it! (Hair!) Show it! (Hair!)
Long as God can grow, my hair!"
The title song from Hair

This character has long hair — butt to ankle length long hair — and they let it dramatically blow around them. In fiction, this can mean a number of things from accentuating their femininity and/or high social position to symbolizing their wild and untamed nature. This trope is concerned with the former.

Hair is heavy, especially when wet, and as anyone who has had long hair can attest, it takes forever to comb out note , requires much more shampoo than usual, tangles at the slightest provocation, becomes unpredictably wavy to frizzy in humidity, attacks everything in a strong wind (for that matter, long hair loose in a strong wind can actually hurt, and has a tendency to be blown in front of one's face and render a person effectively blind), and is often getting caught in things and being in the way. It also has a way of winding up in your food and your mouth, eyes, and nose, and if it hangs below your mid-back, you have to be careful sitting in seats to avoid it being pinned behind or under you (or even under other people sitting next to you). Sleeping with very long hair (or sleeping with someone with long hair — in both senses of the term) has its drawbacks, too. For all these reasons, it is associated with those of high status.


A noblewoman, for instance, likely has a Maid Corps that helps her maintain all that hair and the resources to pay for things like gallon jugs of conditioner and one hundred hair ties. This sort of thing is a status symbol. This trope is most often female but a man might also wish to demonstrate that he does not have to do anything strenuous by wearing a second layer of clothing in his hair and beard.

Whether or not this is possible in Real Life (without artificial hair extensions, that is) also strongly depends on one's genetics; every strand of hair has a "terminal length" at which it will stop growing and be shed. Hair's terminal length varies with every individual but is typically around a person's buttock to mid-thigh area, and one must have special inherited genes for their hair to be able to grow past this length without falling out. No matter how hard one tries to grow hair longer than this, if it is not in their genes, it will not be possible.


Compare Improbable Hairstyle and tropes along similar lines. Contrast with Boyish Short Hair, which is mainly used for tomboy types and Action Girls, and Barbarian Longhair for when long hair represents the opposite of refined civility. See Long-Haired Pretty Boy for when long hair accentuates the beauty of a Pretty Boy.

If that much grows very fast, it's Rapid Hair Growth. If their hair is used to cover up nudity and shut up the censors, it's Godiva Hair. Distaff Counterpart of Wizard Beard. See also Compressed Hair for one way to conceal the hair of such length and Hairy Hammerspace for when items are concealed in it.

Note: When listing examples, please mention if they have at least one of the lifestyle or personality characteristics associated with this trope (Girly Bruiser, Lady of War, Lipstick Lesbian, nobility, Ojou, Proper Lady, royalty, Tomboy with a Girly Streak, Yamato Nadeshiko, or other traits). Do not list examples when a character is a Barbarian Longhair.


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  • Lush, knee-long hair is a required attribute of the "Matsumoto woman"—a common archetype in the works of Leiji Matsumoto, perhaps best exemplified by Maetel from Galaxy Express 999 and Emeraldas from various Captain Harlock media and her own series (in which they are even retconned as twin sisters). A "Matsumoto woman" is a tall, willowy beauty with extraordinarily long but perfectly kept hair (usually blonde, although Emeraldas is a Fiery Redhead in most of her incarnations), who, depending on the work, symbolizes the Feminine, the unknown, the primordial forces of the universe, or all or some combination of the above.
  • A male example: Iason Mink from Ai no Kusabi.
  • Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia from Aldnoah.Zero has very long and thick blonde hair that reaches her butt. After the assassination attempt, she uses Martian technology to hide its true length and color.
  • Kuchiha of Amatsuki sports a ponytail so long that it doubles as a Scarf of Asskicking. But even this is nothing compared to Ginshu and Byakuroku—their hair drags along the ground.
  • Azumanga Daioh:
    • Sakaki's hair is so long that it can actually be seen between her legs when she's simply standing. She also appears to sit on it on a few occasions.
    • Yomi's hair is hip-length, but curiously only in the anime. In the manga, it varies between chest length and waist length.
  • Black Hanekawa from Bakemonogatari: Black Hanekawa has floor-length white hair.
  • Hannah of Black Butler. Usually keeps it bound in a braid, but it easily reaches her ankles.
  • In Bleach, we have Grimmjow, who, in his released form not only turns into a cat but has long blue hair that hangs down past his waist. A bit later, we also get Ichigo, who sports a mullet style with hair that hangs past HIS waist while he's a hollow, It gets even longer when he uses Final Getsuga Tensho, and Aizen's mullet with hair nearly touching the backs of his knees after his body has finished absorbing the Hogyuku. Rapunzel indeed.
  • In Brave10, Ana, Isanami, and a few of the villains like Date, Hanzo, Okatsu, and Goemon have long flowy hair, regardless of the amount of time they spend in combat situations where it's probably a hazard. It does look very nice blowing in the wind, though.
  • In Captain Tsubasa, almost all the girls wear their hair short or at shoulder-length. The biggest exception is Levin's deceased girlfriend Karin, whose wavy blonde hair goes down to her hips.
  • A Certain Magical Index
    • Archbishop Laura Stuart's hair extends down her back all the way to her ankles... and then it loops back up to the top of her head again. And then it goes through a hairpin and goes down to her waist again. Her hair is about 14-feet long.
    • While not nearly as long, Kaori Kanzaki's hair goes all the way to her hips. The same with Misaki Shokuhou and Aiho Yomikawa. Index, Himegami, and Othinus' hair reach their thighs, while Aleister Crawley's hair seems to be as long as he is tall.
  • Aion, Chrono, Mary, Rizelle, Satella, and Florette/Fiore in flashbacks in Chrono Crusade. (Chrono's hair has part of it cut short in the back, but he still has enough long hair to have a braid that goes down past his knees.) With that many characters, you could probably argue that Daisuke Moriyama has a thing for flowing, dramatic hair.
  • Clamp seems to have a fondness for this trope:
    • Cardcaptor Sakura has Yue, who's hair, even braided, trails a good two feet behind him on the floor.
    • Tomoyo from the same series has hair that reaches her waist. It's explained that Tomoyo's mother convinced her to let her hair grow out because it reminded her of Sakura's late mother.
    • There's also Syaoran's mother Yelannote , who's hair reaches her hips even when held up in a high ponytail.
    • Yuuko in ×××HOLiC has hair that reaches her knees. Yuuko's assistant Maru fits the trope even better, her hair trailing along the floor even while up in pigtails, and Kohane's hair is about as long as Yuuko's, but being a child, she's half Watanuki's height, making it this.
    • The twins Yui and Fai had ankle-length hair as children. Justified as they weren't anywhere near scissors.
    • The eponymous Kobato. also has very long hair.
    • Not to mention Kurogane's mother, Princess Emeraude, Sakura's mum, and most of the people in RG Veda.
    • Also Chii from Chobits. It goes almost down to her feet.
    • Hatoko Kobayashi, a kindergartener, from Angelic Layer has waist-length hair. Also Shirahime and Athena, who are dolls, so it's not so strange.
  • When we first see Miata in Claymore she is sitting in a pile of her own hair that appears to go down at least past her ankles, and while it appears to be cut at some point to fall to about her knees it still stays long enough to give her a very Wild Child-like appearance.
    • Later Agatha, a monstrous enemy monster, takes this to the extreme and combines this with Prehensile Hair.
    • Come to think of it, Yagi-sensei loves this trope, and also gives Riful this in her Awakened form with long hair that looks like tentacles.
  • Code Geass:
    • V.V. is a cute boy with hair that nearly touches the floor when he's standing. Guess who designed these characters...
    • Princesses Euphemia and Nunnally also have this (which makes Euphemia's Paper-Thin Disguise habit sort of glaring, considering hers is also bright pink). And though he wears it in those infamous rolls at the time of the series, Emperor Charles used to have his hair at least past his waist, similar to his daughter Nunnally's style.
    • Li Xingke, as well. He ties it in a ponytail when he pilots his knightmare.
    • In Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, there's Shin Hyuga Shaing, Leila Malcal, and Anna Clement. Shin and Leila might qualify as the "nobility" version, though Leila doesn't seem the type to have servants brushing her hair for her. Anna Clement, though, is a military scientist, putting her in the category of, "Why? Because CLAMP." When she and Leila stand next to each other, seen from behind, they look like just a huge mass of hair that's as wide as they are tall.
  • Daimos: Richter's hair trails just a little bit near his ankles. It's even longer than those of the women in the show!
  • Marcille from Delicious in Dungeon has hair that hangs below her waist. Apparently maintaining it well is key to being a good mage.
  • Both Chikane and Himeko of Destiny of the Shrine Maiden have extremely long hair. Tsubasa is a male example.
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is notorious for this. Nezuko, Daki, Mitsuri, and Kanae have very long hair past their waists.
  • D.Gray-Man: Kanda, even done up in his usual ponytail, and Jasdevi.
  • Krad from D.N.Angel, anyone? His blonde ponytail is easily longer than he is-this is noticeable when he flies and his hair has to catch up with him. It's also very, very pretty...
  • Dragon Ball Z. At Super Saiyan 3, hair grows out to this (see that page's image). Considering Raditz's hair is already down past his knees normally, how long would it be if he managed to get to SSJ3 (assuming it would grow longer)?
    • Nappa is the only confirmed exception, especially compared to Time Patrollers in Xenoverse 2 who are bald themselves. The Time Patrollers get the form's iconic hair indicating their baldness is due to shaved heads, whereas Nappa doesn't get it as his baldness is natural due to his age.
  • Duel Masters has Hakuoh, whose long, flowing locks contribute to making him one of the bishiest bishies ever. But even his hair has nothing on Kokujo's, which reaches down to around his ankles and could double as a second cape. The Gag Dub lampshades this with a complaint from Kokujo that his rematch with Shobu caused him to miss an appointment with his hairdresser.
  • Dvine [LUV] has three characters fitting this trope: Mia, Sakura, and Youra, though the latter gets her hair cut.
  • In the ending of Eureka Seven movie, Eureka's hair mysteriously grown very long, up to her hips. It's the longest version of her hair that was seen compared to the TV episode 30 flashback version of herself.
  • The Faeries in the manga Faeries Landing have very long hair, and, at one point, the main heroine Fanta sacrifices a few inches of it to help her love interest, commenting that she's a bit sad to get rid of it because it was from the time she spent with her human father.
  • Several females in Fairy Tail have waist-length hair: Erza Scarlett, Mirajane Strauss, Cana Alberona, Evergreen, Ultear, Sherry Blendy, Angel (post-timeskip), Merudy (post-timeskip), Jenny Realight, Lucy (post second timeskip), and Kagura Mikazuchi. Wendy's hair goes all the way to her hips even on twin tails. Irene Berserion's hair goes past her waist even when braided, and Mavis Vermillion's goes all the way to her feet. Freed's hair goes all the way to his waist, while minor villain Vidaldus' hair can grow a lot as part of his magic.
  • Fruits Basket:
    • Izusu Sohma, until Akito hacks it off. Justified as Natsuki Takaya originally wanted Isuzu to have short hair. However, being the horse of the Chinese Zodiac, it made more sense for her hair to be long and flowing like a horse's.
    • Motoko Minagawa from the Prince Yuki Fan Club has long waist-length hair too.
    • Ren Sohma also has super long hair. Consider her status to Akito, no wonder she hacked off Izusu's hair once she pissed her off enough.
  • Fushigi Yuugi has four male examples: Hotohori, Nuriko, Tomo, and Tenkou. As for women, Soi has extremely long hair that almost reaches the ground when it's loose.
  • Kazuki in Get Backers varies. Sometimes it looks floor-length, especially in the anime, but the manga artist usually draws it as roughly hip-length, unless it needs to flutter dramatically. The anime version also draws it to be very thick, with a ponytail about the same circumference as his neck. Sakura, Hevn, Kaoru Haruki, and, in some shots, Madoka all have waist-length hair.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing has Dorothy Catalonia and Duo Maxwell tied for longest hair (at below-the-butt length), but Dorothy's is more noticeable because Duo always has his braided. Relena and Zechs deserve special mention, their hair reaching the small of their backs; in their case, it seems to run in the family, since the few images we see of King Peacecraft show him with hair just as long as his children.
    • Princess Marina Ismail in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, although the animators can't decide if it's butt-length or much longer.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya:
    • Tsuruya has, in some official artwork, ankle-length hair. From the novels, Kuyou Suou also has very long (and full-bodied) hair. In fact, she got a Fan Nickname of "Hair Monster-tan", or occasionally "Cousin It" as a result. We don't think you'll have any problem discerning why.
    • And also, Haruhi herself at the very beginning of the series (and in Disappearance), when she's a (bigger) Jerkass who hasn't gotten to know Kyon yet.
  • Akuram, the Big Bad from Harukanaru Toki no Naka de, normally has hair held up by his Mask of Power, but once the mask is removed, his hair goes well past his waist, and in the anime, past his knees. When a live-action stage play based on the franchise included the character... let's just say comparisons to Cousin Itt were made by Western fandom.
    • There's also Fuji-hime with floor-length hair, but this is justified by the series' (pseudo-)historical setting. A couple of female background characters also fit this trope for the same reason.
    • The Miko from the third series, Nozomi, also fits this trope.
  • Several girls of Hayate the Combat Butler have extremely long hair, to where the standard length seems to reach their knees, and most of those that have shorter hair are depicted as more childish. Given that most of them are Ojous, it's explainable, but Hinagiku is depicted as having her long hair even while her parents are dealing with a large debt, and it's her hair that gets commented on.
  • Hellsing has a male case in Pip Bernadotte; the man uses his hair as a scarf just to keep it out of the way. Rip Van Winkle also falls under this trope.
    • Integra's hair falls down past her rear and is a very light shade of blond to boot.
    • Alucard's hair grows pretty long when he releases his seals.
  • Rias from High School D×D may have hip-length crimson hair, but Akeno's black hair reaches her legs, even in a ponytail. Asia, Rossweisse, Irina, Serafall, and Tsubaki also have pretty long hair.
  • Highschool of the Dead: Saya's hair is so incredibly long, that it still falls well past her waist despite wearing it in pigtails. When she undoes them, her hair reaches halfway down her legs.
  • Fujiwara no Sai of Hikaru no Go. Justified because he's a spirit from the Heian Period, when everyone in the nobility was expected to keep their hair very long (see "Real Life", below).
  • The main character of Humanity Has Declined has this. It makes sense after it was grown back with Fairy Co. hair tonic gaining sentience in the process, but it was shown to be the same length before.
  • Kanu in Ikki Tousen has hair that goes down to about her calves, as a reference to Guan Yu, who was famed for his long beard.
    • The other Three Kingdoms gender flip Koihime†Musou does the same thing for the same reason.
  • Inuyasha:
    • In the manga, Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha have flowing waist-length hair. In the anime, however, Sesshoumaru's hair is often drawn knee-length or even longer. Sesshoumaru also has a ruff of shoulder fur that is so long it wraps around his left shoulder, flows down his back, and trails across the ground behind him like an excessively long tail. When he transforms into a dog, it correlates a neck ruff of extra-long fur that forms a diagonal line across his left shoulder to his back.
    • Kikyou's hair reaches her hips when it's let down. In fact, many female (and male) characters have long hair, it being the Feudal Era and all.
  • Sera and Yuu from Is This a Zombie? the former past her knees and the latter even past that.
  • Cecile Sue and Queenie Yoh from Juushinki Pandora both have hair that reaches their waist. In the episode Queenie briefly acts as Cecile's Body Double, she (probably) wore a wig as long as her normal hair.
  • K's Adolf K. Weismann has hair far past waist length. Most likely because he doesn't care anymore enough to cut it (though he does takes proper care of his appearance, and doesn't look unkempt). It is the one this about the appearance that has changed since he became the Silver King in the 1940s. At the end of season 2, when he returns to his true body, he cuts it back to the style he had before he became immortal.
  • Kuroe Akaishi from Kaiju Girl Caramelise tends to wear her hair with two long strands dangling almost to the ground. She also has Expressive Hair in the form of two tufts that resemble the horns she has when she transforms into Harugon. In fact, her hair can double as Godiva Hair when she turns back human, as her transformation always shreds her clothes.
  • Leon Oswald of Kaleido Star has waist-length grey-platinum hair, which (improbably) he never seems to restrain, even when performing on trapeze.
  • Kazusa from Kamichama Karin has hair that goes to her ankles. When she transforms, the whole thing gets put up in a single, huge bun on the back of her head.
  • In Kamichu!, Yurie's hair grows longer than her height when she is exercising her most powerful divine powers, so it can become subject to a lot of Dramatic Wind. It becomes short again when she returns to normal.
  • Togame of Katanagatari has extremely long hair, to the point where it's often wrapped several times around her traveling partner. While not as long as togame Meisai, Konayuki and a lot of other characters also have them. This is a series where very long hair is common for both men and women.
  • Shigure from Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple when let her hair down comes down to her hips.
  • All three of the main girls in Kodomo no Jikan have hair as long as they are tall, which gets lampshaded in one of the manga specials.
  • Mugi, Mio, and Sawako from K-On! have very long hair, which is often used for purposes of censorship. Azusa however trounces them all, with her high twin tails reaching her thighs.
  • A male example, from Kotaro Makaritoru: Kotaro has waist-length hair that he tightens into a ponytail. And he REFUSES to let anyone cut it.
  • Sanae from Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions sports those, which she tied up into pigtails and tied weighted bags to act as improvised bolas, that, up until now, have only worked on herself.
  • Love Hina:
  • Love Live!:
  • From the Lucky Star anime, Konata's hair appears to be of variable length: sometimes it seems like it's about knee-length, and sometimes ankle-length. In fact, other than Ayano's waist-length hair, all the other "long-haired" characters (Kagami, Miyuki, Hiyori) have hair down past their hips, though this may just be a consequence of the Puni Plush art style. Although Konata's hair is as long in the manga, Kagami's hair is chest-length and Miyuki's is waist-length.
  • Macross:
    • Macross Frontier's Alto actually has this—there's a scene where he lets it down and it's waist length. Not surprising considering he comes from a family of kabuki actors.
    • Macross Delta's Mikumo has hair that reaches well below her knees. Yeah, she's an Idol Singer, but one who often performs right on the battlefield.
  • By Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, Fate's hair is down past her hips and is tied off with a spiffy black bow, presumably to keep it from getting caught in things. Post-season, Teana also wears her hair this way, having gotten rid of her Girlish Pigtails.
  • The mermaid/idol forms of everyone in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch. It shrinks to a manageable length in their human forms.
  • Mon Colle Knights is rife with this, most girls/bishonen have hair at least to the hips, and five have it down to the ground.
  • My Bride is a Mermaid: Sun Seto's hair reaches her hips.
  • Naruto:
    • In a series not known for its gorgeous hair, Tsunade and her surprisingly long pigtails, Ino and Inoichi Yamanaka's identical blonde topknots, and Neji's ponytail deserve a mention (which was so long it was used as a medium to channel medical ninjutsu through) in this section.
    • The Fifth Mizukage, who has hair down to her ankles... even when it's in a top knot!
    • And Kushina, Naruto's mother, has red hair that goes down to her ankles. In fact, she was once able to make a trail when she had her hands tied by draping her hair over her tied hands and nonchalantly pulling some of it off to leave on the ground.
    • By the time The Last comes about, Hinata's hair had grown slightly past waist-length. This is only in The Last however, as her Part I and Part II hairstyles are too short to fit the mold, and she's cut her hair down to a bob in Boruto.
    • Hanzo's hair is about waist-length, which along with his cap gives it an unfortunate resemblance to something you might see on a stereotypical hair-band member. Ironically, it was much shorter when he was younger.
    • Mifune's hair is close to waist-length and spread out to a magnificent mane from shifting around in one panel.
    • Kakuzu also has this, his hair reaching at least to his waist when his mask was removed.
    • Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju both have waist-length hair.
    • Princess Kaguya though makes all of the above look like chumps. Her hair is twice as long as she is tall. As in, she floats a meter or two above ground, and her hair still touches the surface.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi has a number of characters with waist-length or longer hair. The more eastern-stylized characters often have Hime Cuts, while more western characters fit this. An odd example is Kaede, who reveals hair that reaches long enough to trail on the ground when Chao removes her hairband.
    • In an isolated incident, short-haired Ako decides that she should grow her hair out so she'll be more attractive. She receives help from a denizen of the Magic World who gives her some magic hair growth medicine. It works like a charm... for about 2 minutes. Then it goes too far in the other direction.
  • Chitoge in Nisekoi may not be quite as extreme as some other examples here, but her slightly-longer-than-waist-length hair does stand out against the undoubtedly more realistic take on hair this series uses. Not to mention that it's also very wide, forming roughly a pear-shaped silhouette when viewed from the front.
  • Tsumiki Miniwa from Place to Place. Due to her height, Tsumiki's hair practically sweeps the floor.
  • Pokémon:
    • Daisy and Violet make their living swimming and have hair past their waists. It would seem their ability/willingness to keep it in any kind of style at all is a sign of their girlish personalities. Their less girlish sister Misty demonstrably has this in some episodes, too, although nobody's quite sure how.
    • Then there is Jessie with her giant... horn thing, which goes down to her waist and never moves. Presumably all the hair gel needed to hold it in place makes her hair even heavier.
      • She finally lets it down in "Shield with a Twist", after 568 episodes. Wow.
    • Roxanne arguably could fall into this category with her two waist-length twin tails.
    • There's also Cynthia with hair that goes past her knees. When she's sat down the last foot of her hair is beside or behind her on whatever she's sat on.
    • Gen III's Frontier Brain Lucy is a similar case, but with thigh-length black hair and large side bangs with crimson highlights.
    • Iris goes Up to Eleven by sporting what can be adequately described as a violet Wailord fin on her head. It's big enough to fit her Axew inside! And it only becomes longer when she's a champion
    • Korrina is depicted this way too. When not bound, her hair falls to the back of her knees.
    • As is her fellow Kalos Gym leader Valerie, with her own knee-length black tresses.
    • Jasmine has quite the curtain of brown hair behind her, too. It goes past her waist, and sometimes it reaches her butt. It not only has a large length but a pretty decent volume as well, as demonstrated in the episode "Nerves of Steelix": when Magnemite is thrown all the way back to the gym wall, Jasmine's hair is completely blown around, giving quite the show, even if briefly.
  • Pokémon Adventures:
    • Yellow's hair goes past her waist, and that's with it tied up in a high ponytail.
    • Green seems to possess varying hair lengths after the beginning of the FireRed/LeafGreen chapter, depending on the panel. Prior to FireRed/LeafGreen it sits comfortably at shoulder length, but then lengthens considerably to fit her new design, sometimes appearing to fall down past the bottom of her skirt, especially here, to stunning effect.
    • White's hair also goes past her waist with her humongous ponytail down.
    • Winona is given the chance in the manga to let her long lilac ponytail down on several occasions, to show that it falls below her waist when loose. Small wonder Wallace is hooked on her
    • Sabrina's manga incarnation outmatches her anime counterpart's waist-length locks with black, almost serpentine hair, which reaches her ankles and only grows more lustrous with the improvement in art style.
  • The Dark Magical Girl in Prétear has long, flowing black hair. This seems to be magically induced, since her true form, Takako, has hair in a more manageable length. One of Himeno's step-sisters also has long, flowing pink hair, and Hayate's hair reaches his waist.
  • Many of the characters in the Pretty Cure franchise have long hair. Funny thing is that, as normal civilians, it's rare to see the girls with incredibly long hair (the longest one being Tsubomi, whose hair reaches past her waist when not up in pigtails), but once transformed, all bets are off. The exceptions in Cure form are Cure Black, Cure Bloom, Cure Lemonade, Cure Rouge, Cure Pine, Cure Sunny, Cure Sword, Cure Chocolat, Cure Milky, and Cure Sparkle.
  • Ahiru/Duck in Princess Tutu has rather long hair in her girl form – even braided, it hangs down far past her waist. In her Magical Girl form, however, it seems to be tied up or magically cut short.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
    • Homura and Kyoko, lampshaded in Homura's case. It seems that in the show, hair length is inversely proportional to how happy and girly you are as a character (at least initially).
    • Madoka's goddess form has hair so long that it's a production mandate to never show its ends onscreen.
  • Ranma ½:
    • In the second movie, Nihao My Concubine, girl-type Ranma has ridiculously long hair when she gets all dolled up as a concubine.
    • There was also a Story arc in which male Ranma's hair grows uncontrollably because he ate a dragon's whisker at one point (though it only happens for a finite amount of time, and at the end, Cologne confirms that this particular whisker's curse had terminated for good and Ranma's hair is now back to normal).
    • On the other hand, Shampoo has waist-length hair that doubles as Godiva Hair when she undresses to show her cat curse to Ranma.
    • Cologne's hair is longer than she is tall (not that hard, but still impressive).
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets: The Nakano sisters used to have their hair like this as children, but as teenagers, they've all cut it to varied lengths, except Nino who still keeps it past her waist. She later cuts it too once she finally decides to let go of the past and accept her feelings for Fuutarou.
  • Squalo from Reborn! (2004), who swore that he would never cut his hair until Xanxus becomes the next Vongola boss. Seeing as how that's extremely unlikely he is seen ten years in the future with even longer and lustrous hair.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena has several instances of Rapunzel Hair, mostly in the movie, where Juri's hair is incredibly long and Utena's short style turns into a very long wave of curls that seemingly come out of a Bag of Holding. In the TV series, Anthy's usually done-up hair becomes this plus Godiva Hair during several of her Fan Disservice segments. The movie deliberately pulls a Lampshade Hanging with Juri. While fencing, she wears a face-concealing mask that covers her entire head. Upon removing this mask, an enormous mass of curly, radiant hair cascades out, with volume that was several times larger than Juri's entire head.
  • Moka from Rosario + Vampire has hair down to nearly her knees.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • The good Galaxia's hair goes one step further and actually changes color from orange to red as it goes down past her shoulders. Some of Naoko Takeuchi's sketches show it literally going down to her feet, never mind how she manages to do it up in the odango-style Villainous Hairdo... Actually, there are tons of examples in Sailor Moon.
    • In the manga, pretty much everyone whose hair is not expressly cut short or tied up have this hair by the end. There's even a scene at the end of the first arc after Endymion has been captured by the Big Bad du jour when the Inner Senshi arrive at Usagi's house. She hasn't come out of her room in days and the reason why is because her hair has suddenly grown to twice its previous length, even though she's been cutting it. (Her hair is now matching the hair she wore in her past life as Princess Serenity.)
    • Makoto's hair is also pretty long (by normal standards), considering in most artwork it reaches her waist while in a high ponytail and is curly/wavy besides...
    • Particularly noteworthy is Mistress 9, whose hair grows so long she can tie her enemies up with it. While it's still attached to her head. Without impeding her mobility. It FILLS THE ENTIRE ROOM. In fact, we can't even see the ends of it.
    • Nehellenia's hair does not only reach past the ground, is also very wavy and voluminous, if straightened it could almost rival Mistress 9's.
    • Minako's hair goes "just" to her knees when she lets it down, but she's notable because it's implied she takes care of it herself without any magic involved, as shown by her reaction to Usagi's sudden hair growth being to casually grab a pair of scissors, cut it back to the previous length and style it into the usual odango-pigtails style.
  • In Saint Beast, Rey, Luca, Shin, Gai, and Lucifer all have extremely long hairstyles.
  • A male example: Dragon Saint Shiryu from Saint Seiya. Although plenty of Saints and other warriors have waist-length hair, Shiryu's flows down to his knees. The girls generally have short-ish hair that rarely goes lower than armpit level, but Saori and Pandora have much longer hair; so does Shunrei, but she keeps hers in a long braid.
  • Almost everyone in The Story of Saiunkoku. Even the men. Especially the men. The only exceptions are the cute boy Eigetsu and his Love Interest Korin, and they're well on their way, as he usually ties his up in a ponytail and, though we never see it down, hers is long enough to pin up elaborately.
    • It makes historical sense, at least, since most of the characters are nobles.
  • Tsubasa Kazanari from Senki Zesshou Symphogear has a waist-length side ponytail. Maria Cadenzavna Eve's hair on the other hand probably reaches her hips. The hair of Chris Yukine reaches her thighs, and Saint-Germain's hair is probably as long as Maria's but even thicker.
  • Lucifer from the Seven Mortal Sins, has hip-length blonde hair even when in a ponytail. Leviathan, Asmodeus, Mammon, Satan, and Beelzebub all have waist-length hair as well. The only ones with shorter hair are Belial, Astaroth, and Maria.
  • Shana, Margery, and Yuji Sakai (as Snake of the Festival) of Shakugan no Shana fall under this trope. Shana's hair is nearly as long as her body.
  • Most female characters in Shattered Angels have hair that flows lower than their backside.
  • Mashiro Rima from Shugo Chara!. Her hair nearly touches the ground when she stands. Quite fittingly, she prefers to walk slowly, even when hunting X-Eggs, where she often just stands in one place while her juggling sticks do the rest.
  • Gourry, Sylphiel, Naga, and Millina of Slayers, as well as Filia from the anime (in her human form). Sylphiel's is of the Hime Cut variety, while Millina keeps hers in a ponytail. Gourry is an odd case because he's the hard-hitting swordsman who can't cast magic, so it would seem impractical to have all of that blonde hair flowing out while sword fighting…
  • So, I Can't Play H!: Lisara and her cousin, Quelle, both have hair that exceeds half their body lengths. Episode 11, in particular, includes a scene of Lisara lying on her stomach, to show that her hair extends halfway down her legs and covers most of her back.
  • Soul Hunter has a few examples. Dakki's hair nearly reaches her feet, Kouyuuken has knee-length hair, and Ryuukitsu Koushu's have slightly longer than knee-length hair.
  • Star Driver:
    • Kanako, whose green hair reaches past her butt.
    • The series also has a male example, although it's hard to see—Shingo used to have reasonable long hair (just a bit past shoulder length) in his past, but apparently nobody tended to it during his 15 year-long coma, resulting in it having grown so much that it reaches his thighs. Due to his situation, it's hardly ever visible, though, as there's just one scene that shows him without the covers of his hospital bed.
  • Ai, Scar, and Ulla from Sunday Without God all have hair that goes past their hips. Yet Ai in particular somehow still manages to fit all her hair underneath her gravekeeper hat.
  • Most of the characters in Tenchi Muyo! have long hair. A large majority of them being Juraians (and royal ones at that), it's more or less a custom to have long hair and to be either tied back or put up in ponytails. It's even more telling when Washu, Ayeka, and Sasami must put their hair up just to go into the hot springs or even sleep. The goddess Tsunami has the longest hair, since it reaches the floor and goes on a few feet.
  • Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has pretty long hair, and in The Movie she takes off the hairpins to pull a gun out of her hair. Nia post-timeskip also qualifies.
  • Aya and Maya Natsume in Tenjho Tenge. Aya could probably trip on them.
  • A deconstruction, in The Severing Crime Edge. Mushiyanokouji Iwai, the "hair queen" had her hair cursed. It cannot be cut by any means. That leads her to quit schooling, and well, the inconveniences of having hair that long. Fortunately, Kiri's scissor is a cursed "Killing Goods" and cut Iwai's hair really short at the end of the first chapter, but her hair grows back to its original length in a span of a night.
  • Evil male example: Deep Blue from Tokyo Mew Mew somehow manages it despite possessing the Mysterious Protector, who has normal short hair in his regular form and a mid-back-length ponytail otherwise.
  • Abel Nightroad, Hugue de Watteau, and Isaak von Kampher from Trinity Blood certainly fit this trope! Whilst Abel and Hugue at least attempt to restrain their lovely locks, Isaak just lets his easily floor-length (and he's tall, so that's a lot of hair!) barnet wreak havoc on humanity. Or vampiremanity.
  • Koinzell from Ubel Blatt has his in two long braids down past his thighs, with knives at the ends. Occasionally he uses the knives when he can't find a sword or can't use his blood blades.
  • Mirei Shikishima from Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid has hair so long it touches the ground. Momoka's hair also goes past her waist in twintails!
  • Variable Geo: Yuka typically fashion hers into a ponytail, yet it's still long enough to fall past her buttocks and covers most of her back. But you only get to see its true length and volume when she unfastens her hair ribbon... it spills out like a curtain and nearly reaches her feet!
  • Another male example: Clari of Violinist of Hameln has glossy blond hair of incredible fullness and volume... and it reaches his ankles. To make this even more ridiculous, he participates in massive melee battles with it down.
  • Hamona from Wolf's Rain fits this trope. As does her older sister, Jaguara. In Hamona's case, it also doubles as a strange case of Godiva Hair.
  • Yuusuke from Yu Yu Hakusho grows very wild, knee-length hair when his demonic heritage is activated and he transforms into his Toushin form. Kurama's waist-length hair is a milder example, but he's able to wield his Rose Whip with it.
  • Prozen from Zoids: Chaotic Century has hair that goes down to his knees.
  • Several of the Invaders of Corona House 106 from INVADERS of the ROKUJYOUMA!?. In order from shortest to longest: Harumi and Clan(waist), Yurika(mid-thigh even up in pigtails), Theia (knee), and Kiriha (ankle).

    Comic Books 
  • If it weren't for Rapunzel, the characters in A Distant Soil would be the Trope Namer. Apparently, it's an Ovanian custom to have ungodly long hair, sometimes floor-length or even longer, and often elaborately styled. According to Colleen Duran, their nobles use this to show status, that they can afford the servants needed to maintain the coiffures in question.
  • Winnowill from ElfQuest has a mane of ultrafine ebony hair that exceeds ankle-length by several feet and trails after her on the floor (she typically carries it draped elegantly over one arm, to make it easier to manage), as does the minor character Newstar after a point. Clearbrook's braid, at its full length, extends to her knees by Shards. And Timmain's hair also doubles as Godiva Hair on several occasions. In all these cases the extreme length is made much more plausible by the character's very long lifespans—Winnowill is thousands of years old; plenty of time to grow her hair any length she likes.
  • Rapunzel when she appeared in Fables. Because she was cursed, she couldn't stay in place around the mundies for too long and had a rather modern twist to her curse... her hair was cut several times a day, then donated to a wig factory; and the people there thought she was a colony of Amish girls.
    • It proved to be quite an interesting case of Blessed with Suck. Rapunzel makes quite a lot of money selling her hair, she makes three sets of hair several feet in length a day that are completely undamaged from wear and tear or cosmetics. Unfortunately she can barely enjoy her fortune since she's not allowed to be in the normal world for more than three hours at a time and cannot stay in the same place for more than an hour.
  • In Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse, Arcane-Earth Supergirl is an elflike being with Rapunzel Hair that starts off blonde and slowly fades to red. Not red-hair red, bright primary red, to create the effect of regular Supergirl's cape.
  • In Noob, Couette's hair easily touches the ground if she happens to be sitting on it. She gets away with it by only doing it for her gaming avatar and having her hair (presumably) shoulder-length while still wearing her trademark Girlish Pigtails in real life.
  • Rapunzel's Revenge. Rapunzel in the Wild West, using her plait as a lasso.
  • Starfire of the Teen Titans comic book. To put it mildly. It's frequently portrayed as not so much ending, as extending past the panel border and/or merging into a sort of rocket exhaust when she flies. It's shorter in the TV cartoon.
  • Medusa of The Inhumans has extremely long prehensile hair that she can use as a weapon.
  • Malekith the Accursed, from Thor. Towheaded dark elf who looks like the In-Betweener in drag. Has more yards of hair than most women in Marveldom with the possible exception of Medusa. One has to wonder how many times he's gotten stuck on a tree or a telephone pole while flying and why he even bothers with pouches when his bouffant could easily double as a bag of holding.
  • X-Men:
    • Jean Grey had hair like this in the late eighties and the nineties, but once those Running the Asylum came in, her hair grew short again.
    • Storm had ridiculously long hair for someone living in the African wilderness and constantly standing in the wind/being rained upon. In the Joe Madureira era, she had a large mop of hair on her head which reached the floor but wasn't straight (and mostly Godiva Hair like in the '80s) but a large mop that looked like it had a life of its own and... quite heavy. She killed Marrow nonetheless.
    • Rogue also had very long hair in the mid-nineties and the eighties.
  • Wonder Woman:
  • Relative Heroes: Allure's supernaturally tangle free hair reaches mid to low thigh as an extension of her femininity enhancing "charm" and when she's consciously using her powers it moves as though there's a nice dramatic wind that somehow prevents it from getting in her face regardless of any actual breeze in the vicinity.

    Fairy Tales 
  • The Trope Namer and (il)logical extreme of this trope is Rapunzel, the Fairy Tale heroine whose hair was the ladder in and out of her prison tower; both the witch who imprisoned her and the prince who loved her used this.
  • Older Than Steam: Other fairy tales that include this hair ladder (which is older than Rapunzel) include Snow-White-Fire-Red and The Fair Angiola. This type of tale is known as "Maiden in the Tower" and the earliest known version is Petrosinella, recorded in 1634. Rapunzel Hair is not found outside it in fairy tales, and isn't always found in it. Somehow "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your knotted hemp rope" doesn't have the same ring.
  • While not as extreme as Rapunzel, Princess Toutebelle from "The Yellow Dwarf" has hair that hangs down to her feet.
  • In "Mary's Child", the heroine's hair extends to the ground. Since she uses it to protect herself from the elements after her clothes fall apart, it also counts as an example of Godiva Hair.
  • The heroine of "The Rose Tree" has beautiful floor-length hair.

    Fan Works 
  • During the Buffy series, Dawn usually had waist-length hair. In the Buffy/Stargate crossover fic All Your Base Are Belong To Her, she's been letting it grow out for most of two years, and it's now well past her hips. It's striking enough that it's the first thing Jack notices about her, and Daniel also notes it as he's assembling a mental profile of the mysterious girl who's just appeared in the Gateroom.
  • The Grand Elder from the Homestuck fic Cultstuck has hair down to his feet, and he's extremely tall.
  • In the Lucky Star fanfic Starbound, this is the primary factor that each of twelve Magé Stones look for in a potential host, before restyling her hair to reside in.
  • Fan authors in Tolkien's Legendarium often create characters with very long hair, especially Elven ones, in keeping with characters that appear both in the original works and in the film adaptations.
    • In The Awkward Adventures of Meghan Whimblesby, when Meghan becomes an elf, she suddenly has long wavy hair down to below her waist. Unlike most such characters, Meghan has trouble with her hair. It gets in her face and in her mouth, and is hard to clean and detangle. In chapter 23 "Arrivals", Meghan cuts her hair to about shoulder length.
    • In The Game of the Gods, at least three of Morgoth's Mary Sue characters have hair down to their ankles.
    • In The Last Queen of Greenwood, Caradel describes her own hair in chapter 5.
      I had washed my hair and tied it up in rags, so that it curled slightly as it cascaded down my back. Although it was shorter than normal, it still reached nearly to the top of my legs.
  • In Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox, Sakura has long pink hair that is stated to be her pride and joy. Unfortunately for her, during her fight with Ino in the Uchiha Zaibatsu Invitational Tournament, Ino takes advantage of Sakura's hair length by grabbing it (with the expected pain that follows from such a thing) and holding Sakura in place to give her a beat-down.
  • Charlotte Blanc of the Attack on Titan fic The French Mistake lets her hair grow down to her waist.
  • Felucia Sonsta and Astreal Ezrana of Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness are both described with long hair. As shown in their official artwork, Astreal's hair reaches her waist, while Felucia's hair reaches her hips.
  • West of the Kingdom Hearts fic Reconnected has twin pigtails that reach her waist.
  • Castlevania: Nocturne of Ruin: Stella's hair reaches her waist when let down; Charlotte reflects that she never noticed before because Stella always had her hair up beforehand.
  • First Try: Team Tetsuo hangs an anvil-shaped lampshade on this. Shinobi with long hair didn't wear it for cosmetic effect, but as Schmuck Bait for any sucker that tried to grab it during a fight—it brought them into the ninja's "Instant Death" Radius, and even if the grab worked, they could counter it perfectly well. As such, long hair worn down became a non-verbal "I'm better than you and I know it" statement as time went. It also had the exact same problems the trope description above talks about regarding weight, tangling, and upkeep. Tetsuo and Naruto make it painfully clear to Sakura during their training trip, in a moment that leads to the fic's version of her Important Haircut.
  • In the latest of the Gensokyo 20XX series, an age-regressed Reimu's hair is longer than what she is tall and has grown that way because she, apparently, doesn't want anyone to cut it. In one chapter, she uses it as a rope.
  • In the old crossover What Insertion?, Phibrizzo states that his 'sister' Dolphin's hair was long enough unbound that if she tried walking backwards with it that way, she'd trip and fall. A later chapter elaborates on this, stating that her hair is nine feet in length.
  • Lila Rossi's unusually long hair is a plot point in Fox Rain: it's not only a subtle sign of her wealth (as properly taking care of it is expensive), but also doubles as a way to keep Trixx hidden and close to her head, saving her from Papillon's plot to drive her into villainy because Trixx can immediately calm her down before she can be manipulated.
  • VampireMeerkat depicts Edd from Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy with hair that goes past his shoulders, though it's always kept underneath his hat. This design in part comes from a gag in one episode that shows that Edd keeps a hairpin underneath his hat. Edd is In Touch with His Feminine Side compared to most of the other boys.
  • Fanfiction author KhaosOmega takes this Up to Eleven with several characters, especially when a spell created by a female who already had this on her debut and a hair product created by the titular Amethyst Angel in her youth are combined.
    • Emerald Sustrai has this happen twice. The first one's cause is unknown and hovers between 15 and 20 feet long, while the second debuts with hair at least 56 feet long (the second one is the spell's creator) and with a backstory for it. This second one chose to keep it after meeting not only the first one, but also her mate Jayden Omega (who himself had 15+-foot hair).
    • After having the spell employed, Hollie Brazie is shown to possess this trope. By 2678 (when it's revealed the hair product Amethyst, her sister-in-law through Jet, is also present) her hair's gotten long enough that she starts wearing her many high heels with less frequency as her hair is past the point where the combo of heels and a ponytail (which she only ever bothered with when in heels) doesn't keep it off the ground.
    • Perhaps the most infamous of this trope from Khaos' works is Kandyce Azeat, whose hair is so long she uses a portal to contain its full length. She takes this trope up to an insane multiple of eleven, not helped by a far larger infusion of Amethyst's product than recommended in 2257 (by a then-Main Division Lily) combined with a 2204 deployment of the spell.
      • Her shift to an overall Beta in the Rainbow Angels when her old Series splits off the main harem to become XRX Prime is partly due to her use of an illusion to make it look manageably short; as neither Jet nor Kandyce's replacement as now-XRX Prime's Alpha Blair were in their true form in their first match-up Jet was unable to add a Yu-Gi-Oh card inspired by the Trope Namer to the equation when bringing out an Omega Evolution based on Kandyce.
  • Deconstructed with Yang in Remnant Inferis: DOOM. Because of how long her hair is, it makes it very easy to grab in a fight, made all the worse by how she's a close-range fighter. The Slayer forces her to tie it up into a ponytail so as to avoid the issue. Though this doesn't completely fix the problem, as seen in her fight with the Marauder, where she gets grabbed by her hair and tossed around in a form of Metronomic Man Mashing.

    Films — Animation 
  • Disney Animated Canon:
    • Pocahontas has quite long, raven-black hair that reaches to her waist. About fifty different animators were responsible for how it liked to blow around in a Dramatic Wind.
    • True to mythology when Hercules features Aphrodite, she has the traditional long golden hair. When we get a good look at her in the spin-off TV series, the hair goes just above the ankles.
    • Rapunzel from Tangled has 70 feet of hair! It's to be expected, since she's, you know, Rapunzel.
      • The movie frequently draws attention to the difficulty of such long hair. Mother Gothel made a habit of tending to her hair in her youth; "When Will My Life Begin" has a line of Rapunzel having to brush and brush and brush and brush [her] hair; it gets grabbed at in the Snuggly Duckling and stepped on in the Kingdom; a quartet of young girls enlisted to braid it are practically doing acrobatics in the process; and even braided, it still snags on a log she tries to jump over to escape from the Stabbington Brothers.
      • This is also one of the cases where it's justified; her hair has magic healing powers that stop working when the lock is cut, so she had to grow it out. It's also just plain awesome, likely due to its magic properties. It can't be pulled, doesn't fall out, and is extremely strong and light. When the Kingdom of Corona appears in Kingdom Hearts III, Rapunzel keeps her hair bunched up in her hands to serve as her weapon.
  • Both Maria and La Muerte, from The Book of Life, have hair that reaches all the way down to their ankles.
  • The Lady Amalthea from The Last Unicorn has hair that goes down to her knees.
  • In Brave, Merida's hair, curly, reaches just about to her waist. Considering how curly her hair is, its true length is probably considerably longer. Her mother is a more classic example, as her straight hair, wrapped, reaches to her knees, and when unwrapped is six and a half feet long—that is to say, longer than she is tall!
  • In Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Ponyo's mother has never-ending hair! Even Fujimoto's easily reaches his knees.
  • Aisling from The Secret of Kells has long white hair that reaches just past her ankles and drags on the ground when she walks.
  • Barbie as Rapunzel naturally, though in this case, her hair is shorter than most adaptations. It just reaches down to the floor, and there's no need for it to be climbed up since she's only in the tower for a couple of days.
  • In Equestria Girls, the human counterparts of the main pony characters have hair that grow to resemble ponytails in their Magical Girl forms. Likewise, the human forms of the princesses — Celestia, Luna, and Cadance — all have hair that reaches past their hips.
  • The eponymous beard in The King's Beard is so long it spans throughout the whole kingdom! The citizens all eagerly imitate by letting their hair grow out as well. The king's unnaturally long hair is due to being cursed by his twin brother to literally never leave the throne he refused to hand over.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Big Bad of the first The Crow movie had long black hair (worn loose), which is basically Anime Hair in real life.
  • Many of Michael Wincott's roles involve long, flowing hair, including 1492: Conquest of Paradise.
  • The vaguely Yakuza-esque poker player in Casino Royale (2006).
  • Princess Leia, when she finally lets her hair down in Return of the Jedi. For many viewers, this resulted in a Fridge Logic moment when we contemplated how she got all that hair into those hairstyles we'd seen in the previous movies. There's a webpage discussing that her hairstyles would be impossible with that length of hair anyway. There is a photograph of Carrie Fisher wearing her Empire Strikes Back wig with the braids unwrapped. They are just below waist length ie: about the same length as her hair in Return of the Jedi.
  • Three of Cate Blanchett's most famous roles—Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings, Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth, and Lady Marion Loxley in Robin Hood (2010)—have her with hair well past her waist.
  • Monica Bellucci plays a Rapunzel type character with appropriately long hair in The Brothers Grimm.
  • Eva Green sports this hairstyle in a lot of her films such as Kingdom of Heaven, The Golden Compass, 300: Rise of an Empire and the TV series Camelot. All are either period or fantasy pieces.
  • Evanna Lynch has hair well past her waist as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films while the character's hair length isn't specified in the books.
  • In the Jackie Chan film The Forbidden Kingdom there is a warrior who has extremely long white hair that she uses as a weapon.
  • Olivia Hussey in the 1968 Romeo and Juliet had waist-length hair. It reportedly inspired a huge number of young women to grow their hair out that long.
  • Mika Rottenberg made a short film called "Cheese" loosely based on the real-life Sutherland sisters (see "Real Life" section below) featuring several women with appropriately-long hair.
  • The Bride With White Hair: The titular bride's Prehensile Hair stretches for several meters, and can cover entire rooms and caverns. Her hair can also be used as a weapon, having Razor Floss qualifies capable of slicing mooks into pieces.
  • Queen Isabella's hair in Braveheart is long enough to be spread out like a rug, and when we finally see it in the light, it appears to hang somewhere around her knees. Murrin also has hair past her waist.
  • The 80s film Tuff Turf is remembered for Kim Richards sporting long blonde hair that goes past her hips. Most of the promotional pictures from the film showcase her hair.
  • Jane Seymour in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger has magnificent hair that is almost long enough for her to sit on.
  • Many of the Sioux men in Dances with Wolves have long hair, although special mention goes to the aptly-named Wind In His Hair. His falls to his waist and is always worn loose.
  • Ashaki in Spears has very thick waist-length hair, courtesy of her actress Kaireht Yovera. In her first scene, there are many slow motion shots of her flipping the hair around to show it off.

  • In the Irish children's novel Adam's Starling, the title character's best friend Niamh is described as having "the longest hair in the class" - which she wears in a braid all the way down to her waist.
  • In the later Anne of Green Gables books, Anne's friend and neighbor Leslie has blonde hair down to her feet, which she keeps pinned up except when she's just washed it.
  • One of Pavel Bazhov's stories is about a man who wants to marry a girl with gold Rapunzel Hair. The problem is that 1) It's real gold hair, and the writer tends to avert Hollywood Density. 2) Her father is against their marriage. 3) Said father is a demigod serpent with literal control over all gold. 4) The hair becomes longer with each failed attempt. Therefore, by the end, the guy (stated to be exceptionally strong, but still) has to carry half a ton of weight which is being actively pulled out of his arms.
  • The Bible: Probably King David's son Absalom:
    Whenever he cut the hair of his head—he used to cut his hair from time
    to time when it became too heavy for him—he would weigh it, and its weight
    was two hundred shekels (five pounds) by the royal standard.
    2 Samuel 14:26
  • Mishani's literal ankle-length hair in The Braided Path.
  • Jerin from A Brother's Price has hair that dangles between his feet when he wears it in a braid. Granted, he is kneeling at the time, but that means his hair is at least thigh length and possibly knee length.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Queen Susan is described as having black hair down to her feet.
  • In the Distortionverse series, Veckert Rainer invokes this trope when — after a shower — having to switch the hairdryer to tornado mode in order to dry it properly:
    Veckert: Anyway, I won't lose heart. I open the drawer, take the hairdryer, plug it, activate tornado mode. Yes, tornado! And there's nothing to laugh about! If you had to dry hair as long as mine, you would surely understand what I mean!
  • Doctor Who New Adventures: In Lungbarrow, the Doctor's cousin Innocet has resolved not to cut her hair until she sees daylight again. This results in her having to walk about with 673 years' worth of hair in a colossal plait.
  • Elemental Masters: In From a High Tower, Giselle's hair grows very fast, partly due to her Air Magic, and even more so when under stress. She has to cut it periodically, and by the time she left her home, she had a trunk full of her braids.
  • In The Folk Keeper, Corinna's hair grows very rapidly. When she stops cutting it to pass as a boy, it soon reaches four feet in length.
  • Della in The Gift of the Magi has beautiful brown hair that, when unpinned, reaches to her knees. It doesn't have a happy ending--the hair, that is.
  • In Jane Yolen's Great Alta Saga, Jenna and her shadow-sister Skada have braids that go down past their waist. While it's pointed out that this is impractical for warriors, it turns out to be helpful when they strangle the Big Bad with them.
  • Harry Potter: Both Dumbledore's hair and Wizard Beard are described as being so long that he could easily tuck both of them into his pants.
  • In Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown, one of the rivalries between Aerin and Galanna is hair length. Galanna's is long enough that she can sit on it, but Aerin's is ankle-length when it's wet.
  • An implied literary example is found in the dramatic poem The Highwayman, when Bess, the landlord's daughter, stands at the casement window, leaning over, and her lover stands up on his horse, she lets her hair out and it hits him in the face. (It's a lot more romantic than that, I assure you.)
    He rose upright in the stirrups.
    He scarce could reach her hand,
    But she loosened her hair in the casement.
    His face burnt like a brand
    As the black cascade of perfume
    came tumbling over his breast;
    And he kissed its waves in the moonlight,
    (O, sweet black waves in the moonlight!)
    Then he tugged at his rein in the moonlight,
    and galloped away to the west
  • Honor Harrington:
    • Lieutenant Abigail Hearns, Miss Owens, of the Grayson Space Navy—the first native-born Grayson woman to join the service. Her hair is nearly waist-length and frequently terribly inconvenient, but she simply can't bring herself to cut it; you can take the girl off Grayson but you can't take the Grayson out of the girl, and no respectable Grayson woman would ever cut her hair short. Thus, she deals with it as is, no matter how frustrating it sometimes is for her.
    • At the beginning of the series, the title character wears her hair shorter than many men, both for practicality of wear in spacesuits and due to self-esteem issues. As her Character Development progresses and she integrates into Grayson society, she grows it out.
  • In The House of Night, many of the vampyres have long, flowing hair due to vampyre biology.
  • The Hunger Games: Twice Annie Cresta's hair is mentioned as voluminous and very long, although the length never specified.
  • In Les Misérables, Fantine's beautiful blonde hair reaches her knees when unpinned. That is until, as with Della in The Gift of the Magi, poverty drives her to sell it. Most productions of the musical only make it middle back-length or waist-length, though, probably because a knee-length wig would be harder to maintain.
  • In the Little House on the Prairie book These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls (Wilder) notes at one point that her hair is down to her knees. In another book in the series, Ma Ingalls notes that when she married Pa, her hair was equally long.
  • The Lunar Chronicles: Cress (who is inspired by the trope namer) has hair long enough to get tangled under the wheels of a chair she's sitting in, and to wrap around someone enough to bind them together. That this makes it incredibly heavy and hard to keep tidy is acknowledged, and its length is because she's not allowed access to sharp objects that would let her cut it.
  • In E. Nesbit's comedic fairy-tale story "Melisande", Princess Melisande is cursed at birth to be bald. When she grows up she is given a magical wish, and at the prompting of her mother requests long, lovely, fast-growing hair. The result is the Rapunzel Hair from hell.
    • In Nesbit's Enchanted Castle Mademoiselle, the French teacher looking after the child protagonists takes down her knee length, raven black hair for the little girls who are immensely impressed. From that moment on they are convinced she is a princess in disguise.
  • Fierce gothy-girl Isa, from Only Echoes Remain, has a magnificent mane of glossy black hair, which, thanks to her magical nature, is extremely 'shiny and swirly' — to the point where the smallest breeze sometimes makes her grumble about feeling like a living commercial for expensive hair products.
  • In one of the Papelucho books, the title character meets his teacher's niece and her hair is like this. In a misguided attempt to help her, he end up cutting it off. The girl and the teacher are very upset, but later the teacher thanks him as said hair was incredibly hard to handle and keep.
  • As for Buttercup in The Princess Bride, her hair length is never specified, but at eighteen the narration mentions it's never been cut. For most people, that would be butt-length or thigh length. Long enough to sit on.
  • Quinn in Dian Curtis Regan's Princess Nevermore has hair almost to her feet.
  • Susannah, the protagonist of Repeat It Today With Tears by Anne Peile, has this in the first half of the story. It's never described how long her hair is, but after she chops it all off after being committed to a mental institution, it takes five paper bags to dispose of all the hair.
  • J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion had Lúthien magically grow her hair long, in order to use it to escape her elvish father — he had grounded her in a treehouse (there's a pun in there somewhere...) to stop her from following her mortal lover, whom he had sent away to get rid of him. She makes a rope for escaping the treehouse, and a cloak which induces sleep in anyone else it touched. Of course, this leaves her nearly bald until it grows back.
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things: Auri's hair is frequently mentioned. It's very long, voluminous, and untamed, like a silver cloud around her.
  • In some parts of the world in the Sword of Truth series, the length and style of a woman's hair is directly related to their status, so the Mother Confessor, the de facto leader and most powerful woman of this region, has very long hair. It's stated to be somewhere slightly above her hips and below the small of her back, and she cannot cut her own hair. It magically gives her great pain, as it does all Confessors.
  • The Tale of Genji: Hair down to the ground is the norm in Heian Japan, but Ukifune, the heroine of the final love triangle, has a particularly memorable head of hair. One young man falls desperately in love after one glimpse of its magnificent black cascades.
  • Possibly hinted in Twilight. Bella listens to a Quileute legend about a pair of vampires. The shapeshifters killed the male, so his mate (described as having knee-length golden hair) comes and attacks the village.
  • In María Luisa Bombal's "La Última Niebla" (The last fog), the most striking feature of the unnamed protagonist's sister-in-law Regina is her gorgeous long black hair. Which is cut off when she tries to commit suicide by shooting herself in the head.
  • Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga: In Cetaganda, all the Haut Ladies of the Star Creche have extremely long hair, with a cultural taboo against cutting it. Towards the end of the book, one of them has been restrained by the simple expedient of tying her hair in place. Miles (who has come to rescue her, amongst other things) suggests cutting it and she reacts with horror. He winds up distracting her and cutting it anyway. She is NOT pleased with him.
  • Walk Two Moons: Sal's hair is long enough to sit on.
  • In Alexandre Dumas' The Woman with the Velvet Necklace, Arsene is described as a tall woman, and her hair doesn't just fall past her hips, it apparently trails on the ground behind her.
  • Miss Hardbroom in The Worst Witch series keeps her hair tied up in a really tight bun 24/7 except for the Halloween celebrations, where the girls are amazed that it goes right down to her waist. Mildred remarks that she doesn't look half as frightening when her hair is down.
  • Lampshaded by Rapunzel in the Piers Anthony Xanth novels who is, of course, based on the fairy tale of the same name. Her magic talent is her ability to grow her hair to exceedingly long lengths, never feel the weight of it, and have it take up no more volume on the top of her head when wrapped up than she wants it to.

    Live-Action TV 
  • BBC TV series Fairy Tales, which presented modernized versions of some old fairy tales, had Charity Wakefield as a tennis player with the stage name Rapunzel, because her hair went down to her thighs (she had her own shampoo line from this, which is why her mother kept it long). She hung it out the window and it even reached down to a balcony below.
  • In The 10th Kingdom, Virginia is briefly cursed with very-fast-growing hair, which requires both other characters to help her carry it and almost smothers her overnight. Of course, it's a reference to Rapunzel, and, yes, the hair eventually does get used as a rope. Eventually Wolf takes a magic axe to it, leaving her with a very short hairstyle.
  • Charmed:
    • Piper grew her hair to waist length in the second season and kept it pretty much that same length for the rest of the series.
    • Phoebe gains Rapunzel Hair in the season 5 finale where the sisters are transformed into Greek goddesses; she is given Aphrodite's long golden tresses. Paige also gets waist-length hair when she is temporarily transformed into a wood nymph.
    • Phoebe also dons a wig for the sake of evoking Lady Godiva at the end of "The Bare Witch Project". Yes it of course functions as Godiva Hair.
  • Shelly Du Vall naturally adopted the traditional long golden hair when she played Rapunzel in an episode of Faerie Tale Theatre. Even after Rapunzel's Traumatic Haircut the hair was still down to the floor.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Many noblewomen wear very long hair, including Cersei Lannister, Catelyn Stark, and Talisa.
    • Other female characters also sport this, such as Ros and several prostitute extras.
    • In later seasons, Daenerys' long silver hair has grown to just above her waist, which provides an interesting parallel to the Dothraki tradition of undefeated warriors having uncut hair.
  • Spoofed in The Goodies when Graham goes to rescue Rapunzel from her tower by climbing her hair, only when he puts his weight on it he yanks her out of the tower.
  • In H₂O: Just Add Water, Miss Chatham's hair is very long, though we only ever see it partially down. Presumably the full thing reaches to bum length.
  • Hollyoaks:
    • Amy Barnes was famed for her long hair, which went almost to her knees. A haircut was written into the show as part of a domestic abuse storyline when her actress decided to cut her hair for charity.
    • Peri Lomax also has very long hair, almost as a Spiritual Successor to Amy.
  • Played for laughs in The Muppet Show. A group of Whatnots sing "Aquarius" from Hair while their hair rapidly grows throughout the 1-minute song to the point where they can't see or move properly.
  • The Outpost: Naya's hair reaches down to her hips.
  • Party of Five: Although we never see the Salingers' mother Diana, Bailey describes her as having long brown hair all down her back that their father wouldn't let her cut.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch:
    • The Season 1 finale had Sabrina trapped in a tower by a troll so she cast a spell on her hair to make it long enough for Harvey to climb up.
    • Hilda also ate "hair soup" in another episode, which gave her waist-length tresses... and a full beard.
    • Roxie's hair also grew to past her waist by the show's seventh season.
  • Quite a few Super Sentai heroines have had waist-length hair, as well as at least one male character (Makito in Mahou Sentai Magiranger.) Eri from Tensou Sentai Goseiger has hair almost long enough to sit on, and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger's Joe begins the series with a ponytail halfway down his back that eventually grows out past his waist (it was attached to the actor's real hair, which grew out considerably over the course of a year.)
  • The Worst Witch:
    • Miss Hardbroom, as described in the Literature example above.
    • Mildred herself is no slouch in the hair department; hers is at least hip length, though usually tied up in pigtails.
    • In The New Worst Witch, Belladonna Bindweed's distinguishing physical feature is her waist-length hair.

  • For years, singer Crystal Gayle's hair was long enough to trail behind her until she cut it to ease the strain on her neck caused by wearing it that way.
  • Similarly Yoshiki Hayashi, the leader of Visual Kei band X Japan, cut his waist-long hair to the despair of his female fans, because it took him hours to wash and care for it every day, and because it was making his neck pain worse.
  • Danny Cecatti, former lead singer of Pegazus.
  • Herman Li, guitarist in DragonForce, has hair down to his knees. His headbangs are pretty wicked.
    • And their former lead singer, ZP Theart, has waist-length hair. There's a reason why two of the band's three music videos feature wind machines.
  • Brian Fair, lead singer of Shadows Fall, also has hair down to his knees... in dreadlocks. Very impressive when windmilling.
  • Key Kool (front/center) of Visionaries has nearly waist-length hair; it's not very noticeable since he usually wears in a knot at the base of his head. After his hairstylist marveled at his "virgin hair" (no bleaching, dying, or perming, just a huge amount of gel every day) he cut it off to donate to charity. It's since grown back (and, yes, he did dress as a Chinese person one Halloween).
  • Long hair is a common thing with musicians, particularly Heavy Metal to the point where some metalheads hilariously treat the length of one's hair as Serious Business.
  • Peter "Aconite" from Novus has hair down to his waist.
  • Vocaloid features Miku Hatsune and her floor-length green pigtails. She's not the only one though—there's also Luka, Haku, Neru, Miki, Lily, and Gakupo.
    • Also Iroha (she has a bob and a really long ponytail). And from the new batch, we get IA and Ring, with Rion as a much less extreme example.
    • MAYU, MAIKA, SeeU, and to an extent, Merli.
  • Exo-Chika from Visual Kei/Electronica duo Aural Vampire has hair that goes past her butt.
  • In the Spice Girls video for "Holler," Victoria's hair is past her waist. Especially glaring since the Double-A side it was released with ("Let Love Lead The Way") has her with a pixie cut. In the same video Emma is shown with knee-length hair in her 'water' scenes while it's at its normal length in the group scenes. Mel C was also sporting some pretty lengthy hair in the video for "Goodbye".
  • In a similar case of a Double-A side with hair long in one video and short in the other, Tina Barrett from S Club 7. The "Two In A Million" video has her hair reaching to her waist while it's shoulder-length in the video for "You're My Number One"
  • The song "Legs" by ZZ Top includes the lyric, "She's got hair / down to her fanny."
  • "Old Flattop" in "Come Together" by The Beatles has, despite what his name might suggest, "hair down to his knee".
  • Mexican actress and singer Daniela Romo was very famous in The '80s and The '90s for two things: her powerful mezzo singing voice and her extremely long dark brown hair, which easily reached down her butt. (She lost it in recent years due to cancer treatment, but has apparently started to grow it back.)
  • Delta Goodrem has often favored her hair at waist length. According to her, when she was undergoing treatment for cancer, cutting her hair off was the hardest thing about the experience. Once she had the all clear, she grew it back as quickly as she could.
  • In the chorus of the Dar Williams song, "The Babysitter's Here", a little girl describes her hippie babysitter as having hair so long, she's able to sit on it.
  • Hypnosis Mic: Jakurai Jinguji is easily the only male character with longest hair, which is nearly as long as his coat. Prime Minister Otome Tohoten's hair reaches below her knees, While Ichijiku Kadenokoji's hair, even if she ties it in a ponytail, reaches the small of her back.

    Myths & Religion 
  • In Catholic iconography of the saints, St. Mary Magdalene is traditionally (but not universally) depicted as having very long, unbound hair. It arises from the conflating of Mary Magdalene with the unnamed woman who washed Jesus' feet and dried them with her hair, then anointed them with perfumed oil. This doubles as a sign of her (apocryphal) sexually promiscuous life pre-Jesus.
  • Sikhs of any sex are commanded not to cut any of their hair. It is combed twice daily and kept tightly wound underneath their turban or headscarf.
  • Apostolic women are mandated by their faith to never cut their hair. However, many of them have it in ponytails or buns.
  • Norse Mythology:
    • The goddess Sif, wife of Thor, was described as having hair made of literal gold that reached all the way to the floor.
    • Valkyries too, are shown to have the same type of hair in Viking Age art, frequently in a type of knot.
  • Celtic Mythology:
    • Fedelm of Connacht, who is a prophet and fili (court poet) who warns Queen Medb and King Ailill of the forces that threaten them from Ulster, is described as a beautiful woman with her hair parted into three braids that reach her calves (ankles?), with two of the braids wound around her head.
  • In the Yucatec Maya legend of "La Xtabay" ("the female ensnarer"), La Xtabay is a demonic temptress who lures them to their deaths. She is usually described as a strikingly beautiful woman in a long white dress and her raven tresses flowing to her ankles. She greets lone men wandering through the Yucatan forest, seduces them, then kills them or spirits them to the underworld.
    • Among the Maya, long hair is part of the ideal of beauty, and hair is encouraged to be kept long and healthy but the hot and humid climate means that the ideal of loose, unstyled hair is impossible to maintain for most people, therefore hair is usually braided and/or tucked out of the way.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Subverted by "The Puerto Rican Princess" Amber Rodriguez. While she has let her hair get very long, does have the sense to tie and retrain it for her matches. All the same, her monstrous(if well cared for) ponytail flailing around through lockups and pin attempts is a sight to behold.
  • A lot of wrestling women will actually opt for Rapunzel Hair. Some will grow it out themselves while others—particularly the WWE Divas—will just opt for extensions. This seems partially a Fanservice trait—as it is mostly only used by wrestlers who will have some sex appeal to their appearance—and actually has a practical reason too. Long hair flying around actually adds to the Theatrics of Pain, making moves look more impactful. It is for this reason that a lot of women—and even men too—will wrestle with their hair down.
  • Layla grew her hair out while recovering from an injury in 2011. It had been just past her shoulders before she left - but was down to her waist when she returned.
  • Katey Harvey grew her hair down to her waist and kept it that way for several years - and her signature taunt was a Hair Flip as she entered the ring. She cut it to shoulder length in 2016.
  • Bianca Belair has a ponytail that goes down to her knees. She can use it to whip her opponents.

  • In Survival of the Fittest, v4, we get Bridget Connolly, who is well-known for having knee-length red hair, though usually tied back. This was until she cut it while on the island, after hearing about the death of her best friend, Raina Morales.

    Tabletop Games 
  • A possible taboo for the Wu Jen class in Dungeons & Dragons is "Cannot cut hair". Of course, you know this would be the obvious result.
    • Also from Dungeons & Dragons, a Braid Blade (as it sounds, a short blade tied to the end of a person's braid), introduced in Dungeon Magazine #120, would logically require hair of this length to make it effective.
    • In the Forgotten Realms setting, Eilistraee, the goddess of the good-aligned drow, is represented with very long hair, and usually nothing else.
  • The Warhammer 40,000 Dark Eldar gladiator queen Lelith Hesperax has hair long enough to use as an entangling net (naturally it is woven with poisoned barbs too) but then she is also skilled enough with a simple metal blade to not need a power weapon to bypass armour, and fast enough on her feet to dodge bullets even without combat drugs, even with all that hair.

  • Melisande, in Maurice Maeterlinck's play Pelleas and Melisande, has hair so long that, when she leans out from the window of a tower, her hair almost reaches the bottom.
  • Rapunzel in Into the Woods, natch.
  • Empress Elisabeth in Elisabeth. While the stage show does not feature Sisi with hair quite as long as depicted in paintings of the real Sisi, it is quite long both when styled and unstyled.

  • My Little Pony has this as a common gimmick. Additionally, G3 and G4 ponies typically have hair long enough that it reaches the ground.
    • One G1 mail order pony was inspired by (and named after) the fairy tale Rapunzel. Naturally, Rapunzel's hair trails on the ground and then some - even with her factory curls it still reaches the ground.
    • G3's Super Long Hair Ponies take this to the next level, featuring hair roughly twice as long as that of a normal G3.

    Video Games 
  • Advanced V.G.: Due to technical limitations, Yuka's in-game character sprite has her ponytail only being waist length. But during cinematic cutscenes, it's shown to be much longer. And, as in her OVA depiction, when she unfastens her hair, it nearly reaches her feet.
  • Martial artist Lita Branchimont from Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana has very long, brown hair.
  • Bayonetta definitely qualifies, to the point Rapunzel herself would be jealous. She also qualifies for Godiva Hair because her Spy Catsuit is her hair. It flows off her body whenever she attacks.
    • In Bayonetta 2, Jeanne has swapped out her Boyish Short Hair from the first game for long, free-flowing locks (ironically, Bayonetta herself swaps from long hair with a Beehive Hairdo to the short tomboy hair as well). It's so long that it will clip into some of the other models in the game, in particular, her motorcycle when she pops a wheelie.
  • Most of the female cast in BlazBlue. The exceptions are Makoto and Bullet (who appropriately both have Boyish Short Hair), and Tsubaki (whose flowing red hair is at a realistic length). Taokaka has long blonde braids sticking out of her hood, and Noel has really long hair as well but it's all kept in that puffy blue beret hat thing most of the time. Nu-13 and Lambda-11 both have a knee-length braid with a knife on the end. Litchi Faye-Ling has really long hair, even after tied to a ponytail. The ponytail can come off and it still touches the ground.
  • The female versions of the Psychopomp, Seeker, Spear Master, Ravener, and Gunner bloodlines in Bloodline Champions have this.
  • Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia has insanely lengthy hair that is meticulously animated sprite by sprite. Even if she barely moves, her hair flails out. And damn, does she know how to lift it...
    • Try looking at Alucard's sprite while he's running, flowing beautiful hair and all.
  • Another male example: Guile from Chrono Cross. It's long and braided.
  • The Danganronpa series loves this trope for both its male and female characters.
    • Junko Enoshima's voluminous pigtails reach down far enough to easily be waist length or longer when undone.
    • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc features Sayaka, Sakura, and Kyouko with top-of-leg length hair. Toko has thick pigtails reaching her knees, and in Ultra Despair Girls these are shown when unbraided to be as long and crazy as she is tall and crazy. Celeste also sports huge Gothic clip-on corkscrew hair accessories to make her hair appear much longer. You discover her hair is actually neck length in a bathroom scene with the girls.
    • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair features more still:
      • In length order, Mikan's choppy hair reaches the top of her legs, Ibuki has masses of knee-length Avril Lavigne-esque hair to fit her punkish appearance, and Sonia is shown in some incarnations to have ankle-length hair when it's untied (fitting for a princess). Akane once had waist-length hair too, during her time at Hope's Peak.
      • A male example is Izuru Kamukura with massive ankle-length tendrils that encompass him almost entirely, apart from his front. He could be considered an example of Power Makes Your Hair Grow since he's originally Hajime, who has very short spiky hair before becoming Izuru.
    • Chisa Yukizome from Danganronpa 3 was a high, voluminous hip length ponytail that grows longer by the time of Future Arc. Seiko Kimura is an example of the Power Makes Your Hair Grow trope during the Future Arc as well, as it grows exponentially when she injects herself with chemical stimulants to boost her physical power.
    • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony has the most examples of any of the games. On the male side are Gonta Gokuhara and Korekiyo Shinguji and on the female side are Miu Iruma, Maki Harukawa, Tsumugi Shirogane and Tenko Chabashira. In all cases the hair is somewhere between waist and ankle length.
  • Quite a few Disgaea characters have hair that reaches at least down to their hips, including Flonne, Lamington, Yukimaru, Fukubi, Sapphire, Asuka, and Salvatore. This is only counting plot characters, mind you—if we were counting generic units or bonus Nippon Ichi characters, we'd be here all week.
  • Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong of the Donkey Kong Country series both have blonde pigtails so long that they can use them as helicopters.
  • In The Elder Scrolls series, the Khajiit race is led by the Mane. Khajiit will cut off their manes in deference to the Mane, who will have them weaved into his own mane. As the Khajiit population grew over time, this became impractical, so in modern times, only the Mane's own tribe and his royal guard will cut their manes in this fashion. Still, the Mane is so weighted down by the hair that movement is difficult without aid and he will often travel the countryside by means of a palanquin.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.
    • Sephiroth's not the only one to possess this trait in Dissidia Final Fantasy. The Emperor of Final Fantasy II, Ultimecia of Final Fantasy VIII, Cosmos, the goddess of harmony in this game all have hair of similar length. The Onion Knight has a rat-tail mullet that reaches his knees.
    • Aerith and Tifa from Final Fantasy VII, though the latter shortens it a little later on for the movie. In the game, both of them have hair of the same kind of length as Sephiroth, but keep it tied so that it doesn't flow all over the place.
    • In Final Fantasy IX, Princess Garnet has hair that reaches her butt until she cuts it, it also has very rapid growth as it grows back to that full length in presumably half a year (though this could be attributed to the devs not bothering to make yet another model for the ending scenes and her hair growing back would be a good indicator that time had passed).
    • Yunalesca in Final Fantasy X and Nooj in Final Fantasy X-2 both have ridiculously long hair. Yunalesca's might not need the maintenance though, since she's dead.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • It's hard to see because Prince Michalis from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem keep his long hair under his Badass Cape, but in the manga, it easily reached his waist. It's even longer in Heroes, as seen in his attacking animation, it reached either his butt, thigh, or knee.
    • Also, Sophia from Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. Her hair easily reaches her feet and goes even further.
      Reigh: Hey, you over there! You! With the long dragging hair!!
    • Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade:
      • Lyndis has hair that reaches her lower legs even when held up in a high ponytail.
      • Ninian's hair is shorter than Lyn's, but it still fits since it reaches down to her hips. Karla's hair is a similar length.
      • Nergal's morphs, Limstella and Sonia, both have hair that reaches to their waist.
      • On the male side there's Lucius, Legault, and Karel, the former two even have their own unique sprites because of their waist-length hair.
    • Lucia from Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn. It even becomes a plot point in Radiant Dawn due to her Traumatic Haircut.
    • Cordelia from Fire Emblem Awakening possesses long red hair that reaches her knees. Her daughter of the future Severa has just-as-long hair, which she keeps in Girlish Pigtails.
      • Lucina, also from Awakening, is sometimes (and inconsistently) shown with this, which makes the whole Compressed Hair thing she does when disguised as "Marth" pretty impressive.
      • A Female Avatar can be given long hair that reaches to her butt, depending on the hairstyles that the players choose for her.
    • Fire Emblem Fates has some examples as well:
      • Again, the Female Avatar can be given long or short hair in the customization screens.
      • Azura has long and voloumous light-blue hair that practically reaches her ankles.
      • Ryoma has a long, unkempt mane of Barbarian Long Hair that roughly reaches down to his waist.
      • Takumi's hair reaches his waist even in a high ponytail.
      • Elise's Mega Twintails reach down past her hips.
      • Camilla's subordinate Selena has very long hair, even when she keeps it in Girlish Pigtails. She had it just as long when she was Severa in Awakening.
  • Golden Sun warrior-types seem improbably fond of this trope:
    • In the first game, Anti-Villain Menardi has loose blonde hair at least to her hips, probably farther.
    • Chalis's knee-length pink hair in Dark Dawn.
    • Sveta's white Braids of Action in Dark Dawn reach around her ankles in her character art, where she's whipping them around, so they're probably actually longer.
    • Eoleo's improbably red ponytail for a male example. Really, he's a pirate and he wears his hair like that on the open seas? How does he keep it from tangling? Psynergy?
  • Millia Rage from Guilty Gear combines this with Prehensile Hair, and turns both Up to Eleven. The victory pose where she lets it down and about a third of it drags on the ground around her seems impressive, but you slowly realize it can somehow grow a lot longer than that when you see the ends of her hair tunnel into the ground, then come up and stab someone five feet away.
  • Nariko in Heavenly Sword has this, and it has been made fun of.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising:
    • Palutena's hair reaches her knees.
    • Viridi keeps her hair in a ponytail, and it's still as long as she is tall.
  • The King of Fighters: Duo Lon is definitely a huge embodiment of this trope. Xiao Lon as well in King of Fighters Maximum Impact Regulation A.
  • Xigbar in Kingdom Hearts has an almost butt-length ponytail.
  • Estelle Bright from The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky has twin tails that reaches to her skirt.
  • The female protagonist in Legend of Mana, complete with Improbable Hairstyle.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • The original The Legend of Zelda: It's hard to tell from the sprites, but Zelda's hair goes down to her ankles. Most other Zeldas have their hair from mid- to lower-back. This only applies to the sprite as most official art depicts her with medium length hair.
    • In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Gerudo chief Riju's hair is ankle length even when tied into a braid wider than her waist.
  • Mega Man:
    • Another male example: Zero in both Mega Man X and Zero. By default, so's Omega Zero.
    • Zero's co-star Ciel isn't so far off, either. And the official art depicts her hair as even longer.
    • Iris from Mega Man X4 has hair that nearly reaches to her feet.
    • Two more male examples: Mega Man ZX's Giro and Vent, the latter effective in Advent. Vent in ZX and Aile in both games is a case of Compressed Hair when using Model ZX.
  • Averted in Neverwinter Nights and Neverwinter Nights 2. All of the possible unmodded female hairstyles in the first game were shoulder-length at most; in the second the longest female hair comes down to the middle of the character's back.
  • Onmyōji has many examples on characters of both genders, but a special mention goes to the protagonist Seimei himself whose Mystical White Hair reaches his calves.
  • Persona 5 has Ann Takamaki, who usually has her hair tied up in pigtails. A costume option in the spin-off game Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight shows that her hair reaches to her lower back when let down. Ann's third tier Persona in Royal, Celestine, has twintails that are longer than her entire body and form a heart behind her.
  • Pokémon:
    • Cynthia from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl has hair down to her legs.
    • Pokémon Sun and Moon brought Lusamine onto the scene, whose incredible all-encompassing, hip-length blonde hair/hoodie, was the talk of the town when she was first revealed, and Lille comes close to matching her mother's length with her own waist length blonde hair.
    • Rosa/Mei; the female avatar character from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 can be assumed to have somewhere around knee length brown hair, given two strands fall past her waist whilst the rest is up in two large side buns.
    • And with the inclusion of trainer customisation in Pokémon X and Y, some of the girl's hairstyles, as well as Serena's default hairstyle, come close to hip length if not in ponytails.
    • The two Gen IV double battle partners: Cheryl and Mira each have hip length green and pink ponytails/twintails respectively, although Cheryl's is likely longer than that, given it is plaited.
    • Lorelei has a wast length ponytail to complement her curves, all of which are further emphasized in Pokemon Generations
    • Karen in the Pokémon Gold and Silver/Crystal games had her hair in shoulder-length. In the HeartGold and SoulSilver remakes, it reachers to her hips.
    • Aqua Admin Shelly's designs for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire both feature her with impossibly volumous leg length hairstyles, the former having red afro-like hair, and the latter having wild, black, Panty and Stocking-esque hair, streaked with blue, that's likely the envy of all of the female Team Aqua grunts.
    • They all pale in comparison to Caitlin in Pokémon Black and White. Take one look at her official art. That's not even all of it. Her art in Gen IV was actually a bit more realistic.
    • The two childhood female friends of N: Concordia, and Antheia
    • Caitlin's fellow frontier brain in Gen IV, Dhalia also has it, styled in loose braids that reach her legs.
    • Pokemon examples of this trope are Zoroark, Lilligant, Tsareena, and the Ultra Beast Pheromosa, all of which imitate ankle-length hair.
    • As an NPC example, the female swimmers in Pokémon X and Y all have thigh-length bleach blonde hair, which they don't seem at all bothered about cleaning the sea water out of once they leave the ocean.
    • Whilst the female researchers in Pokémon Black and White all choose calf-length black hair to rival the length of their lab coats, seemingly taking design choices from Fennel, who has an identical style.
    • One of the series' few male examples: N.
    • Pokémon Sword and Shield brings a rather exaggerated example in the Hattena Pokemon line, where its hair is the same size as the rest of its body, with the hair getting even longer with each evolution, to the point where around 80% of Hatterene's body mass is hair, with it shaped into the form of a voluptuous woman, while the actual, very small body is hidden behind its "bangs". Hatterene's Gigantamax form takes this trope to the extreme, in that unlike most Pokemon that have their actual body grow along with changing appearance while Gigantamaxing, Hatterene's G-Max form has its true body stay mostly the same as its regular form, while the increase in size comes from its hair growing to make up around 95% of its body mass.
  • pop'n music has Ophelia (no relation to that trope), who has black, feet-length hair that she ties into a long ponytail. Her full-gauge win and lose animations consist of her hair untying itself to show just how much of it she has. Appropriately enough, the song that she's the character for is called "Rapunzel".
  • Most idols in PriPara have very long hair.
  • Hyo Imawano from Rival Schools keeps his ankle-long white hair in a ponytail, until he is possessed by his dead father Mugen to become Demon Hyo, after which his hair is let loose but floats eerily in the air as if he was underwater.
  • In RosenkreuzStilette, Grolla, Liebea, Lilli, Strudel, and Iris all have hair reaching down to around their knees. The same could be said for Tia, Freudia, and Zorne as well if they unbanded their hair.
  • Sengoku Basara: Kenji Maeda's hair, even when tied in a ponytail, reaches his lower back. Oichi and Mitsuhide's also reaches their hips.
  • Shantae's purple hair in Shantae reaches very close to the ground level.
  • As portrayed in Shin Megami Tensei, the Irish fae known as Leanan Sidhe has hair so long she's balancing on it (technically she's actually hovering, but that's the way it looks). In Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, "She has really long hair. No, really long" is the only hint Anthony needs to give you when you need to take his love confession to one.
    • Yomotsu Shikome as portrayed in MegaTen games may count too; It is unclear whether or not it is just a floating head with six feet of hair substituting for an actual body.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl Cynthia in Silent Hill 4: The Room. She also uses it as a weapon.
  • Later incarnations of Sonic the Hedgehog feature hair bordering on this trope.
  • It is often missed and sometimes hard to credit given the She-Fu, but Cammy from the Street Fighter games sports Braids of Action that reach her ankles. Yes, the handle/rein jokes write themselves.
  • Dragon Beard Candy from Tale of Food has hair that trails at least a meter on the ground, which becomes a Running Gag. Many other long-haired foodsouls, while nowhere as outrageous as this guy, are no slouch either, especially rarer ones: Yángzhōu Fried Rice, Lóngjǐng Shrimp, Osmanthus Wine, Farewell My Concubine, etc.
  • Tales of the Abyss has Asch and Luke (before the latter cuts his off). Tear keeps her hair at a similar length.
  • Sophie in Tales of Graces has lilac twintails that almost reach the ground. Fortunately, maintenance isn't a problem for robots.
  • Two of the three playable female characters in Tales of Berseria, Velvet and Magilou, qualify, as both of them have ankle-length hair: in Velvet's case, she starts off the game with a hip-length braid, but after spending three years in prison, it's grown quite a bit.
  • Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, at least in II, III, and IV. In IV, if it were not braided, it would be at least knee-length, but it gets progressively shorter in the sequels as they usually feature her at a younger age.
  • Detective Daria in Touch Detective... somewhat subverted/lampshaded, as the main character can touch her hair, but discovers it's pretty coarse, dirty, and full of split ends.
  • Touhou Project:
  • Izuminokami Kanesada of Touken Ranbu used to be the game's poster boy for this trope with his straight black hair reaching about his ankles before Juzumaru Tsunetsugu comes in and takes his place as having the longest hair in the game, with it longer than he is tall.
  • Miang Hawwa has this hair in the opening video in Xenogears.
    • So does Elly.
  • Nikki Chan of 3DO fighting game Way of the Warrior sports a ponytail which dangles to her legs and can be used as a weapon in some of her attacks.
  • Josephine spends the entirety of Dragon Age: Inquisition with her hair pulled up in an elegant braided Compressed Hair style. Her ending slide in the epilogue of the Trespasser DLC, however, shows her back home in Antiva, standing on the harbor watching one of her family's trading ships pull out of port - and her very long hair is loose and flowing in the wind.
  • Valentina, from the Dark Tales series, has blonde hair that falls below her waist. She's first introduced in The Tell-Tale Heart, where she is the mortician on the murder case, so her hair is carefully kept out of the way in a long braid; when she returns in Speaking With the Dead, it's still every bit as long.
  • Rapunzel in the Dark Parables series has this, naturally. Unlike most adaptations of her story, however, the length of her hair really doesn't have anything to do with her situation; it's just kind of there. A number of other characters are also shown to have this, such as Princess Valla in Goldilocks and the Fallen Star.
  • Haruka from Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002 - Gekisen! Team Battle!! has hair that would drag over the floor if it wouldn't be tied up into pigtails that stand aside enough to lift her hair to ankle height. (In return, the ends of her obi get to drag over the floor.) She's essentially a Yamato Nadeshiko-to-be, having a traditional upbringing, being of a family with money, being a skilled blader, and being a joyous presence, but yet lacking the years.

    Visual Novels 
  • Misuzu from AIR has long hair past her hips, that she usually keeps in a long ponytail. It doesn't seem to hinder her mobility in the slightest, even when it gets wet. Getting it cut signifies an important turn of events in the series.
  • Asuka, Misaki and Madoka from Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue all have waist length hair.
  • From CLANNAD: Tomoyo, Kyou and Sanae all fits with their fall slightly past their hips.
  • Rider in Fate/stay night. The length is pretty inconsistent, at times appearing waist length and at one point when running up a building it trails a good two or three feet below her.
  • In The Fruit of Grisaia, Yumiko has waist length hair, but Julia and Amane's reaches all the way to their legs.
  • G-Senjou no Maou has Haru Usami's trademark head of hair which everyone she meets comments on. It's a huge mess of hair which runs past her hips. It's also plot-related, as when she was a kid, she had a boy-cut. Upon meeting Kyousuke, he comments that he'd like it if Haru had longer hair. The problem was that he didn't specify how long he wanted it.
  • The House in Fata Morgana has several examples, but the Maid takes the cake: her hair is so long that even when it’s woven into a tight braid it still reaches the floor. Her hair was originally much shorter, but grew to its current length after going centuries without a haircut. The White-Haired Girl also has very long hair in her first and third appearances.
  • In Katawa Shoujo, it is revealed that Misha's pink hair used to be brown and much longer, almost to her waist. Out of the date-able girls, three have long hair: Hanako, Lilly and Emi; in the meantime, Miki Miura is just as long-haired as them.
  • In Little Busters!, both Kurugaya and Kud have very long hair. In particular, Riki seems to have a thing for Kud's hair—he gets distracted by it several times, and there's even a scene/CG where they have to cuddle up together with Kud in front of him and he ends up stroking his hands through it. Kud thinks it's a little weird, but not in a bad way.
  • In the eroge Madou Souhei Kleinhasa, Llun's hair reaches her hips, and Roze's hair is long enough to drag on the ground, despite the fact that they're are supposed to be soldiers.
  • In the middle of Season 2, Rose Guns Days introduces a young girl who loses her memories after being hit by Rose's car while running away from procurers. The latter offers her her protection in apology and names her Rapunzel because of this trope. Rose herself has very long hair − cut in a downright impossible way.
  • School Days gives us Kotonoha Katsura and her hip-length hair. Hikari also has pretty long hair, but since she keeps it on pigtails it doesn't look that long.
  • Eris, Shizuku, and Runa from the Girls' Love Eroge Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o all have really long hair that fits this trope. Eris and Shizuku are paired together in the eighth game which gave that game the nickname of "Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o: Hair Fetish Edition".
  • In a flashback in Tsukihime, Arcueid (pictured) is shown to have had floor-length hair before her sister Altrouge chopped it off after beating her in a fight, leaving her with the familiar short hair of the present day. In Melty Blood she gets the long hair back when she turns into Archetype Earth.
  • Beatrice of Umineko: When They Cry is revealed to have this after she has a breakdown and becomes an Empty Shell in the fifth game. Possibly lampshaded, as when we first see her, Virgilia is brushing her hair for her.
  • Most of the girls in Danganronpa have waist-length hair, but the person with the longest hair is a guy: Izuru Kamukura, whose hair reaches his feet. The Ultimate Princess Sonia Nevermind's hair also reachers her ankles in Danganronpa 3: Despair Arc.
  • In Heart of the Woods, most of the female characters have realistically short hair, barely above shoulder length at longest, but Abigail has waist-length hair, which Madison likens to Rapunzel's.

    Web Animation 

  • Alien Dice is full of characters with long hair. Chel's hair falls to her knees, Claudia's curls are about knee length. Riley, like most Rishan, has hair past his ankles, but it's mostly worn up. Damien's hair is down to his ankles. Maelinn's hair is ankle length as well. Zaile's hair is very long when compared to his siblings, as a sign of his higher status than them, but shorter than . The alien characters are justified since long hair is a sign of status in their culture, and Litan never cut their hair. Chel's hair, however, is never really mentioned.
  • Angel Down Chloe's hair comes all the way to the bottom of her back even when braided.
  • Deirdre Bradley in Avalon. She's even able to braid it in no more than eight seconds due to not having it cut for twenty years.
  • Blindsprings has Tamaura, whose hair is twice the size of her frail body and is composed entirely of Regal Ringlets. It's implied to be held together by magic, and as soon as she leaves the magic forest it begins to disintegrate, and when she escapes to the city one of the first things the two girls who find her do is trim it down so it can be concealed under a scarf because it's so distinct.
  • Machbom in Bomberman Land Parody was stated to once had hair that trails a few inches across the ground (Present Mach only had shoulder-length hair) before Shiro severed it off. Some of the fanarts of him by the same author also shows that it is inconvenient as his hair gets tangled onto everything prior to getting it cut off.
  • A yet-to-be-officially-named character of Creative Release has feet-length, blonde hair.
  • Naiomi Nakaoka from the long-defunct comic Cyber Knight Shenanigans by CMSPyroWolf (currently known as MysteryBen) has hair so long it trails off-panel.
  • The DangerCurls Saga features women with ankle-length hair or longer, some have hair longer than twice their height. Justified as they are magical girls who store magic in their hair, so the longer the hair, the stronger the magic.
  • Kili of The Dragon Doctors used to have short hair, but ever since she and her boyfriend Greg became werewolves, their hair has started growing incredibly fast and is now pretty much always at this length. This resulted in at least one instance of Godiva Hair when Kili exploded out of her clothes during one werewolf transformation.
  • Justified in Drowtales, since hairstyle is used to advertise one's social status, with short hair being reserved for slaves and servants. This means that when Vaelia is officially promoted to be Ariel's guard she gets hair extensions put in so she won't be mistaken for a slave, and when Verthandi is called out on her treachery her kin cut off her long hair to shame her. Also, Ariel's innate limited shapeshifting means she has a practical use for her long hair — trying to grab it in combat will likely result in it coiling around your arm like a snake and wrenching you to the ground.
  • In Ears for Elves:
    • Rolan and Luero have hair to just below their knees, and it's likely that Myari would if she let it down.
    • Tanna had this when she was young, but now the longest her hair gets is to her mid-back.
    • Several characters on this page do; then again, their hair does serve as panel breaks and the art is very stylized.
  • El Goonish Shive has given a number of characters ridiculously long hair. It's usually the result of a temporary transformation, helpfully sidestepping most of the logistical issues.
    • During the Grace's Birthday Party arc, Elliot spent the party in a female form with knee-length hair. His in-universe justification was that it was a ploy to get Justin to go (Justin enjoys playing with hair), but it also served to visually-distinguish him from Ellen and to highlight his increased comfort with taking on a more stereotypically feminine appearance.
    • Susan has particularly long hair naturally and it was lampshaded quite rudely. She admits that it's impractical, but keeps it despite otherwise being very pragmatic about her appearance.
    • The form that Elliot uses during his first date with Ashley similarly has hair that goes down to the mid-thigh. This is in response to Ashley's preference.
  • Zintel from Flaky Pastry had this for some time. It seemed to have a mind of its own, though sometime after it was cut short in battle (wherein it mummified her opponent) she showed off the ability to change her hairstyle with a mere thought.
  • Esme Endo, an unused character from the unfinished comic Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name has hair down to her knees. It also appears to be sentient. Most of the other characters in the comic don't have hair longer than their bust/ribcage. (Though Toni Ipres' hair is in a high ponytail, and so might be waist length or longer.)
  • Homestuck:
    • Some characters have long hair, but the troll Empress has them all beat. In turn, this inspired the fan artists to draw her with even bigger hair.
    • Accordingly, Meenah, her Pre-Scratch incarnation, has hair that is actually longer than she is tall, though she keeps it done up in twin rattails.
  • A Magical Roommate: This is a common style in Umbria, even having a spiky variant worn by Felincia. Lampshaded in an early arc, where Aylia "repairs" a hideous haircut... by making Jenny's hair grow out too far.
    Jenny: How is this solving the problem?!
    Aylia: Very effectively, I'd say.
  • Amber from Matchu has hair so long she can roll into a ball with it, and her morning routine consists of getting rid of things that get stuck in her hair, such as a quarter, her cat, a pizza box, an a-bomb, and her best friend. It is unwise to suggest she cut it off or donate it.
  • Yuki and Ping in Megatokyo.
  • Samantha Thing and Michelle Flammel from Monsterful.
    • Justified with Samantha considering her monster species (Ittboo) are beings with permanent long hair, and since her mother is a Futakuchi-Onna she's also able to control her hair at will.
  • Haley of The Order of the Stick recently upgraded her short-short hair to Rapunzel Hair here. For bonus points, she's combined it with Godiva Hair. After having a little fun with it, she cuts the hair back to a manageable length.
  • Thae from Overlord Academy somehow manages to be an Action Girl with ankle-length blonde hair.
  • The Overture:
    • The Demi Sophie from has a nest of quill infested hair that reaches down to her feet.
    • Angela has hair just as impressive but without quills and is less than useful in a fight.
  • Reliquary takes place in a religious culture where hair corresponds to rank. It's common to see clergy with waist-length hair, and the visiting Cardinal's is even longer than that.
  • In Seekers, Nareen's high ponytail reaches almost to her feet.
  • Rachel from TheSenkari has hair well below her waist. This is despite officially being a soldier in an army armed with swords.
  • In Sinfest, Monique briefly fantasizes about being like this--and getting to be Rapunzel on top.
  • Johanna in Sire. She is 5'8" and her hair goes to her ankles.
  • Sueños del Sur: Eliana Martinez's hair starts off being as long as her body, until it gets cut off to about shoulder-length by her mother a few arcs later. She manages to regrow it throughout later arcs until it becomes somewhere between two to three times her body length. Eliana’s hair eventually gets so long that in one of the most recent arcs she’s able to weave it into functional wings and use it to fly!
  • Tower of God: Twenty-Fifth Bam/Jue Viole Grace gets this after the Time Skip.
  • Reagan in Templar Arizona.
  • In It's Walky!, Sal has waist-length hair long enough to cover all her naughty bits during a post-sex scene, despite being an Action Girl who relies primarily on speed and mobility in combat, though she is super-strong.

    Web Original 
  • Toki and, in this picture, the artist pointed out in the description that her hair would be even longer. In one story, it was used a jump-rope and, apparently, that is how her hair would be braided, along with the fact that she wouldn't notice it being pulled. According to one story, the reason as to why it's so long is because Toki grew it out post-cancer treatments, as part of a grudge.

    Web Video 

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time:
    • Princess Bubblegum and Marceline have this, with PB's reaching roughly to her knees while Marceline's goes even farther than that.
    • In To Cut A Woman's Hair, Finn is revealed to have long, golden Rapunzel Hair hiding in his cap, although it was cut seconds later. While not at its original length, his hair once again qualifies for this trope as of "Flute Spell".
    • In the episode "Bad Little Boy", Finn's Gender Flip counterpart Fionna is revealed to have this sort of hair.
    • Ice King and his Gender Flip counterpart Ice Queen have this hair too.
  • In Angel's Friends, Raf, Cabiria, and Temptel all have this.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Katara's hair, either in a braid or not, reaches all the way to her waist.
    • Toph is mostly an aversion, as though the one time we see her with her hair out, it's freaking enormous, she normally keeps it in a tight bun roughly the size of the rest of her head.
      • When she appeared in the sequel series episode "Korra Alone", her hair is long.
    • Azula's hair is also pretty long when unbound.
  • Beverly Hills Teens: Most of the girls aren't far from this trope. Also, in "Fairy Tale Fake Out" (a Fairy Tale Episode), Chester makes Blaze's hair (she is locked in a tower like Rapunzel) grow with some magic formula. It seems like the formula was flawed, though, since unlike normal hair, which can support twenty tons, the new hair couldn't even support the weight of the prince (Troy, that is).
  • Jackie from Bobby's World has two pigtails that drag on the ground.
  • Jenny from Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars has hair down to her knees.
  • Fangs from the Catalan cartoon City Monsters (Espantapànics) has very long hair that touches the floor.
  • One of the scrapped characters for The Crumpets had hair that drags on the floor.
  • Cupcake & Dino: General Services:
    • One recurring character is a little girl named Lucy whose hair is twice as long as her body and is constantly dragging on the ground behind her.
    • Uncle Chance is revealed in one episode to have a rather huge mane of hair underneath the bag he wears on his head.
  • The Danish Poet: Ingeborg cuts a lock of her hair, gives it to Kasper, and vows to never cut it until they're reunited. Eventually it grows quite a bit longer than she is tall and she has to get neighborhood children to help her comb it, which is how Veselmay comes into her life.
  • Both Jazz Fenton and Paulina from Danny Phantom have hair down to their hips, but Literal Genie Desiree is much more blatant in both length and width.
  • Dexter's Laboratory has a Fractured Fairy Tale episode where Dee-Dee reveals she has hair long enough to help her and her friends climb out of a monster's stomach when he eats them.
  • Disenchantment: Queen Oona has hair that reaches the ground.
  • Princess What's-Her-Name from Earthworm Jim.
  • Trixie Tang and Princess Mandie on The Fairly Oddparents. Also "Bigfoot's" wife, who appeared in "Scout's Honor".
  • On Gravity Falls, Mabel, Wendy, and Pacifica all have hair that goes down their waists.
  • Abby Archer from Grossology has an overly large ponytail that goes down to her ankles.
  • Ami Onuki from Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi.
  • The French cartoon Jamie's Got Tentacles has Mrs. Mermoz, whose hair goes down to behind her knees.
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes has Saffi.
  • KaBlam!:
    • "The Offbeats" has Repunzil, who has hair that, while not as long as her namesake, still trails a foot on the ground. In the The Offbeats Super Stuntacular in "Better Than A Poke In The Eye", she even uses her hair as a ladder to save August and September from drowning.
    • June had Rapunzel Hair once in the shorts that take place before she became part of the show.
  • Calamity Jane from The Legend of Calamity Jane. How she manages to hide her hip-length red locks under that hat is a complete mystery.
  • Blythe Baxter from Littlest Pet Shop (2012).
  • Miraculous Ladybug:
    • Lila Rossi has hair that reaches down to her hips, notable in a show where everyone else has more normal haircuts.
    • As Lady Noire, Marinette's hair grows to form a braid that goes past her legs, taking the place of Cat Noir's belt as her "tail".
  • Agent Xero from The Modifyers.
  • Megan from the classic My Little Pony series had hair that was impressively long even when bound in a Tomboyish Ponytail.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Of the Mane Six, Fluttershy and Rarity have the longest tail and mane. Fluttershy's tail is the only one out of the Mane Six that trails on the ground. About Rarity, since hers is usually curled, it's hard to say whose is longer. Only in the Season 8 short "Rarity's Biggest Fan", we can see her mane uncurled and it is very, very long (even longer than Fluttershy's).
    • Princesses Celestia and Luna have spectacularly long and large manes and tails.
    • The Mane Six gain this in Rainbow Power mode, as seen in the Season 4 finale.
  • On Phineas and Ferb, Stacy Hirano's hair goes down to her waist and Jenny Brown's hair goes down to her butt.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Forget wearing capes, Blossom's orange locks are long enough to be a cape! It's also long enough to support a highway for toy cars and be styled to look like a rabbit, both at the same time.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Marge Simpson's enormous Beehive Hairdo. It's been shown that when she has her hair worn down it's roughly waist length. (Though it varies, one episode briefly showed it as knee length, and that was when her hair was falling out).
    • Homer meets Rapunzel herself in a Fractured Fairy Tale themed episode. It turns out that, however long the hair may have been, it certainly wasn't strong enough to withstand Homer's weight.
  • Sibella of Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power:
    • Adora's transformation into She-Ra blesses her with this hair. (It stays about the same gold, but goes from a shoulder-length ponytail to mid-thigh and voluminous.)
    • Entrapta is even more extreme, with Mega Twintails longer than she is tall. They're prehensile, and she uses them as extra hands or even feet, often seeming to hover because her hair's doing the walking.
  • Stealth Elf from Skylanders Academy has a long blue braid that reaches down to her feet. How she is such a good fighter and not constantly tripping over it is extremely impressive.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil
    • Star Butterfly has hair that goes down to her knees.
    • Recurring character Kelly has hair that goes down to her ankles and is so thick that she can cover her entire body with it and take on the appearance of a walking shrubbery. This is apparently normal where she comes from.
    • Even Star's mother Queen Moon has the same kind of hair she does. She usually wears it in a large heart-shaped updo, but when dressed for battle, she wears it in a long braid. And as a teenager, Moon wore her hair loose just like Star does now (and in fact looked exactly like Star, except with a different hair color).
    • Famous warrior turned axe crazy antagonist Mina Loveberry has this along with an Odango Hair style, two large hair buns with pigtails that fall to just above her ankles. Her pigtails are unevenly cut shorter after being attacked by the corrupted unicorn in the magic realm in the finale.
  • Several characters from Steven Universe have incredibly long hair: Opal by extension, young Greg, Stevonnie, Sapphire, Rose... Opal's hair goes down to her knees, and Stevonnie's hair just reaches the back of their thighs (at least before Connie cut her hair short). Every known fusion involving a Quartz has long hair as well since it seems to be a common trait among Quartz Gems.
  • Starfire's hair was shortened for the animated Teen Titans, on the other hand, villain Cheshire's hair was lengthened: it seems to fall to about her knees.
  • Sierra from Total Drama has hair reaching her butt (and she's the tallest girl), and given how it's braided it should be even longer. Unfortunately, after her injury near the end of the season, she became bald. It grew back in All-Stars, but it's a lot shorter.
  • In an episode of Totally Spies!, Clover was captured and her hair was grown really long to be used as a wig. Unfortunately, it made her very weak. The other girls even used the hair Rapunzel style.
  • One of the Ugly Princesses from Wakfu has Rapunzel Hair... and beard... and mustache... that are prehensile.
  • Tupu: Tupu has hair that reaches her ankles, and she gets annoyed when people suggest that she gets it cut.
  • W.I.T.C.H.: Cornelia has long blonde hair which reaches her waist in human form and reaches past it in guardian form. Nerissa, the original keeper of the Heart and her ex-fellow guardian Kadma, also had very long hair in their youth.
  • In Winx Club, the Winx members have flowing hair. In the beginning, it used to be at the hips but then increased to the knees when in a transformation of Enchantix or above, as well as in later seasons. Tecna is the exception, as her hair goes shoulder-length at the longest. Of the Trix, Icy and Darcy and long hair as well, especially Darcy as her hair reaches her knees.
  • Xiaolin Chronicles: Shadow has hair down to her knees.
  • Artemis Crock from Young Justice has very long blond hair that's usually in a ponytail that reaches her hips. In season 2, she cut her hair to just past shoulder length.

    Real Life 
  • Taylor Momsen had it as past her waist at one point using hair extensions.
  • Empress Elisabeth ("Sisi/Sissi") of Bavaria. Her hair was so long that it reached her feet and took several hours to comb and braid, which she spent reading and writing letters while getting it done. Allegedly, one of her German hairstylists also had hair like that, which allowed her to take an occasional side job as Sisi's Body Double. When the empress had a headache (rather common, according to her), her hair was suspended by ribbons from the ceiling to take the weight off.
  • The seven Sutherland sisters, who traveled as a sideshow act with the Barnum & Bailey Circus, had 37 feet of hair between them, and sparked a fad for long hair in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Their father played on their fame to sell patent medicine hair tonic.)
  • In the Qing dynasty, all men were required to shave their forehead and wear the rest of their hair in a braid down their back. As this braid was not allowed to be cut, on punishment of death, this resulted in some impressive hair lengths. Women, while not required to wear the braid, were expected to keep their hair long as a sign of propriety; rich women often would wear wigs made of hair sold by poor women to make their hairdos even more elaborate.
  • In Heian Era Japan, court nobles—women and men both—wore their hair long and open, the longer, the better. Longer hair meant higher status, especially for women, where long, perfect hair cascading down to the train of their kimono was not only common but highly coveted and desired.
  • Actress Patricia Morison was known for her hair, rumored to be 39 inches long.
  • According to the Guinness World Records, the longest coif in the world belongs to Xie Qiuping, at 5.6m long.
  • Kill Bill actress Chiaki Kuriyama typically wears natural long jet-black hair that reaches down to her waist.
  • Native Americans often have hair that is at least waist-length, as it is a sign of health and (for men) honor/bravery.
  • Two women on Playboy are standout cases, 1978 Playmate of the Year Debra Jo Fondren (which at the time reached her knees, and she only cut it 10 years later, at ankle-height, following a botched dye job) and March 1988 Playmate Susie Owens.
  • Kim Richards sported some amazing hair in the 80s that almost went down to her thighs.
  • Melina Perez, of WWE fame has had thick black hair down past her waist since around 2007-ish. After leaving WWE she opted to cut it short into a bob.
  • A lot of the members of the online Long Hair Community either have Rapunzel Hair or aspire to having it and regularly post about it in the forum section.
  • Sierra McCormick has a more realistic version of this. Her hair is nearly to her waist even when braided or curled.
  • Cher has had hair long enough to sit on.
  • Country singer Crystal Gayle's down-to-the-ground strands are her trademark.
  • Male example: Tomi Joutsen, lead singer of the Finnish band Amorphis, has dreadlocks that go down to his knees.
  • Male example: The blogger who runs Polymathically apparently has two feet of curly hair.
  • Actress Shailene Woodley used to have this, before she cut it to play Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars.
  • The Russian/French model Zaryana Milan is actually the longest haired professional model in the world. Her hair touches the floor, and measure more than 70 inches.
  • Jane "Jinny" Bunford had hair mere inches longer than she was tall, which is really something because she was 7'11" and is the third-tallest woman in recorded medical history.
  • Katharine Ross was known for her long waist-length hair in the 70s - notably in The Graduate and The Stepford Wives. Her first scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has her Shaking Her Hair Loose on camera.
  • Lilly Singh, aka IISuperwomanII, has hair that she could sit on. She's had people pull on it on-camera just to prove it's real.
  • Russian Instagram model Daria Gubanova hasn't cut her hair for 14 years, and it is now over 1.5 meters long.


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