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


In a small village in China, 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 their hair 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.

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

A woman’s long hair is believed to be a bringer of wealth, long life, and good fortune to the family.

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