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This Ancient Chinese Tradition Prohibits Women From Cutting Hair

We all know a long haired princess of Disney, Rapunzel, but only a few of us are aware of the real life Rapunzels living in an ancient village of China.

Huangluo is a sacred settlement in China and famous as a "Long Hair Village" due to female citizens having incredibly long hair. This lesser known place is often discovered by curious tourists who visit here to see the performance of many Rapunzels together singing, dancing and exposing their extremely beautiful long hair. 

This place in China is indeed a Disneyland which is ruled, served and beautified by many princesses. If you are a traveller by heart and planning your trip to China, after reading this, you shouldn't miss this place.

Not yet convinced? Alright, scroll down to get fascinated, the incredible facts about this land-piece on the Earth are very inviting.  

This Ancient Chinese Tradition Prohibits Women From Cutting Hair

This Ancient Chinese Tradition Prohibits Women From Cutting Hair

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These Chinese women grow their hair up to 6.8 feet long and follow various natural tips to keep them healthy and strong.

These Chinese women grow their hair up to 6.8 feet long and follow various natural tips to keep them healthy and strong.

Women in the ancient settlement, Huangluo in China are found following and keeping the tradition alive by growing long hair. They consider their hair so sacred that no one except their husband and children are allowed to see their loose locks. They feed their hair required nutrition and keep them so healthy that they don't turn grey even at a very old age.

This ancient tradition also includes forced marriages.

This ancient tradition also includes forced marriages.

Yes! You read it right. If any male traveller was found having a glimpse of woman's loose locks, he was forced to spend three years with her as her husband.

This rule was then dumped out in the late 1980s due to some financial reasons.

This rule was then dumped out in the late 1980s due to some financial reasons.

The village is worldly famous with the name of "A long hair village" and some curious travellers around the world come here to see the beauty of excessively long hair. Due to this very reason, tourism became the major source of income for the village.

These will never cut their hair

These will never cut their hair

They are allowed to cut them once in their life, on their 18th birthday. The chopped hair are then offered to their grandmothers to make some beautiful ornamental headpiece.

After she cuts her hair, the girl is considered eligible for marriage.

After she cuts her hair, the girl is considered eligible for marriage.

After getting married, women can get comfortable with exposing their hair to the world.

After getting married, women can get comfortable with exposing their hair to the world.

They are the real life Rapunzel.

They are the real life Rapunzel.

Along with their routine chores, these Rapunzel-haired girls sing and perform in groups and they display their long hair to tourists and earn over $300 a month during high seasons.

These women are classified by their hairstyles.

These women are classified by their hairstyles.

These long haired women keep different hairstyles according to their social statuses. If they wrap their hair like a round tray, it signifies that they are married but have no children.

If they wear a scarf around their head in order to hide hair, it means they are looking for a suitor.

If they wear a scarf around their head in order to hide hair, it means they are looking for a suitor.

And, if they are married women with children, you will see them having a bun at the front.

And, if they are married women with children, you will see them having a bun at the front.

Here is what they do to keep their hair long, strong and healthy.

Here is what they do to keep their hair long, strong and healthy.

They wash their hair with fermented rice water, prepared in households by boiling rice with extra water and then rinsing the thick milky-colored water. This is the simple secret of their incredibly long beautiful hair.

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