A 10-YEAR-OLD who cut off 13 inches of her hair to turn into a wig for a young person with cancer has set her sights on achieving a Guinness World Record.

Lexie Warwick-Oliver, who lives in Cleckheaton, had the chop in May at Absolute Curls, a salon in Horsforth.

Her locks, which have been sectioned into roughly eight bunches, were given to the Little Princess Trust - a charity which provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their hair to treatment for cancer or other conditions.

Thanks to the selfless action of the youngster, she was invited for a tour of the charity in Hereford last Thursday afternoon which she said was "amazing".

"We saw some of the wigs and they were really pretty," Lexie said.

"Someone there told us it can take between 30 to 60 hours to make a wig and my hair would be mixed with other people's hair to make one."

Jess Warwick-Oliver, 35, Lexie's mother, said there were also wigs for boys and the pair met people involved with different stages of the charity's work, including a wig knotter - who attaches individual strands of hair to the wig base.

"We went into the storeroom where they've all been made and there were thousands," she said.

"We also met a wig knotter (Holly Rivers) who went into quite a lot of detail on how they make the wigs and it was so interesting to listen to.

"She said it can take around 14 to 16 hair donations to make a wig."

Lexie also received a certificate from the charity which she has stuck on her bunk bed, alongside a certificate given to her by her school, Howard Park Community School, for her kind act.

Alongside having her hair cut, Lexie also raised £400, which will be used to purchase sensory items for those with additional needs at her school including weighted lap buddies, which aim to ease fidgeting and help provide a sense of calm.

"There are a few people in my school who have disabilities and I know the items would help them," she said.

She added she hopes when her hair is used to make a wig it can help a cancer patient feel self-confident.

The youngster has plans to continue growing and cutting her hair so she can achieve a Guinness World Record.

“I'll probably keep on going until I'm 102," she added.