Yao Woman Showing Her Long Hair

For the Yao people, their long hair is their most prized possession, believing that long hair symbolizes prosperity, longevity, wealth, and good fortune. They wear their hair in different styles to represent landmarks in their life, such as marriage. Yao women only cut their hair once in a lifetime, aged 18.

Red Yao women claim that most of them don’t see a single grey hair until well past the age of 80.

Today in this post we are going to see few hair secrets that these women are following since ancient times

Maintaining good hair is tough, so you must be thinking that these women definitely have a long hair care regimen. Well, they do have a secret ingredient which is not a branded shampoo. The Yao women use fermented rice water for hair washing, which makes their hair shiny and long. They boil the rice and then extract the water and leave it to ferment and then use it as a shampoo.