Emmanuel, who has worked as a hair stylist for 15 years, spends his days lovingly grooming Asha’s three-stone dreadlocks.
They take two days to wash and dry and require full-time care and Emmanuel devotes countless hours to their upkeep. He is also growing his own dreadlocks and hopes to become the male record holder in the future.
Asha said: ‘My husband helps me with everything with my hair. I’m so spoilt since he’s been taking care of it and I’ve got totally lazy.
‘He will massage my scalp, groom my hair or twist or wash it. He does a really good job of taking care of it so that’s a plus.’
Despite dedicating their lives to maintaining their locks, Asha and Emmanuel insist that their efforts are not a pursuit of vanity. Emmanuel said: The purpose of me having locks is spiritual. I’m a Rastafarian, and locks symbolises a lot.