Tribe in China Where Women Cut Their Hair Only Once in a Lifetime


In a small village in China, a long hair like Rapunzel exists—and there are many of them.

The women from the Tao tribal group have long hairs averaging 2.3 meters in length. They normally cover it with headscarves except during the festival.

During their annual festival, the women assemble themselves and let their hair down. Not for someone to climb a tall tower but to wash and comb by the river near Huangluo Yao village in Guangxi.

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Local media Red Yao reported that women from the tribe cut their hair only once in their lifetimes, usually before getting married.

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Until 1987, the ladies’ hair was considered so hallowed that it must be seen by her family. Be that as it may, an unwinding of conventions has seen visitors run to the town to get a look at the longest hair on the planet.

This particular tradition of the tribe has put them in the Guinness Book of World Record as the world’s first long hair village.

It is believed to be a bringer of wealth, long life, and good fortune to the family.

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