My skin and hair care routine is pretty extensive and I’m always on the lookout for new products.
But with all the modern lotions and potions I never seem to settle on any one thing to make me look sixteen again.
Could the answer be deep in the forests of Guangxi, China?
The Yao women are age beautifully and have the simplest of routines.
They stay true to their roots and still maintain their beauty with tips their ancestors used. These women having been growing long luscious locks for more than two centuries.
Only about 600 people are belong to this special group of women in China.
They have many traditions and one of those is growing extremely long hair. They follow a practice that some have called a genuine miracle for hair growth.
In order to grow really long hair you just have to… wait for it…never cut it.
The Yao women only cut their hair once in their life at a coming of age ceremony, when they turn 18.
They aren’t permitted to cut their hair ever again.
The average hair length for more than 60 Yao women is over three feet long.
One woman’s hair is more than 7 feet long.
They say their hair growth success is fully due to an age old secret that goes all the way back to the founding of their tribe.
They use rice water to wash their hair instead of shampoo.
After rice is boiled in water, they save the water and let if ferment for a couple of days. Once fermented, they use it to wash their hair.
To try it yourself, let the rice water sit for at least a day at room temperature. It won’t smell great because it will have turned sour. Add essential oils to make your hair smell sweet.
Some people like Tea Tree Oil. This method has been tried by holistic western doctors, and they swear by it.
Will you try it?