Rice Water for Your Hair: A Trending Tradition from China’s Yao Community

A wooden spoon with white rice over the cooking pot.

Who knew that the water used for rinsing or cooking rice could be used to wash the hair? (Image: Giuseppe Esposito via Dreamstime)

The Red Yao Women of the ‘Long Hair Village’ in China

A married woman who has children will carry her hair wrapped around her head like a turban curled into a bun in the front. (Image: McKay Savage via Wikimedia Commons)