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cat11
April 12th, 2015, 06:50 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2285979/Cen-Yingyuan-Im-addicted-hair-says-Chinese-woman-trimmed-6ft-7in-hair-11-YEARS.html

I found this article about a woman who has pretty past floor length hair. I think a lot of us could admit to being a bit obsessed with our hair as she says. I know I am even though I don't collect my shed hairs or anything, but I know some on here do.

There's a lot of cool pictures of her washing it and stuff.

I found the fact that she washes it with beer very interesting!! Personally I thought the tribe ladies at the end had shinier hair than her (so impossibly glossy!) But still, what an interesting method. I'd be interested in how that works.

Anyway, just thought this was relevant and interesting :)

Lady Katherine
April 12th, 2015, 07:37 PM
That was interesting. Thanks for sharing!

meteor
April 12th, 2015, 07:57 PM
Very interesting! :D Thank you for sharing! :flower:

I wanted to add an interesting video on the hair-care of the ethnic group this lady from - the Red Yao ethnic group from Huangluo Yao Village in China - those ladies only cut hair once, at the age of 16.
Apparently, they use rice water or fermented rice water to wash hair, sometimes with chunks of tea plants and other ingredients added to the mix:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y45KMpCcBYU

cat11
April 12th, 2015, 08:41 PM
Very interesting! :D Thank you for sharing! :flower:

I wanted to add an interesting video on the hair-care of the ethnic group this lady from - the Red Yao ethnic group from Huangluo Yao Village in China - those ladies only cut hair once, at the age of 16.
Apparently, they use rice water or fermented rice water to wash hair, sometimes with chunks of tea plants and other ingredients added to the mix:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y45KMpCcBYU

That's very interesting. I stumbled upon another site that said they boiled rice washing water too. It certainly works well, their hair is so shiny in those twists! I also read that they coil the hair they cut off when they are sixteen on top of their head too making the buns even bigger...

I like how they say "hairs" instead of hair. I've noticed Indian people say it this way too.. it makes sense, acknowledging that they're plural..

meteor
April 13th, 2015, 01:00 PM
That's very interesting. I stumbled upon another site that said they boiled rice washing water too. It certainly works well, their hair is so shiny in those twists! I also read that they coil the hair they cut off when they are sixteen on top of their head too making the buns even bigger...

I like how they say "hairs" instead of hair. I've noticed Indian people say it this way too.. it makes sense, acknowledging that they're plural..

Oh yes, I think many (most?) languages use plural form to talk about hair. :agree: I think English is actually an exception there. ;)

Thank you for mentioning the updos from this Huangluo Yao region (known as Chinese "Long Hair Village"). I think they are absolutely fascinating, I've never seen anything like that and I can't find any videos/tutorials about how hair is styled like that.

Does anybody know how the Red Yao hairstyle is achieved?

Here are some pictures of the style: they seem to use just 1 small comb!
http://ultraodd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Huangluo-Long-Hair-Village-02.jpg
http://images.inmagine.com/400nwm/iris/taoimages-018/ptg01884589.jpg
http://www.synotrip.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/node_view/richard_lee/625155923291891917_0.jpg
http://cache.virtualtourist.com/4/6055339-Nice_haircuts_for_Yao_women_Guilin.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/70/06/cc/7006cc7b0dcf1177b85f142544648144.jpg
https://annettewoodford.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/yao-lady-x3.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/95/86/f8/9586f8c42e5d0e6cc89c108d814d3fe0.jpg
http://donaldandcathy.typepad.com/.a/6a00e55288aaf88833017c31cef770970b-800wi
http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/promotion/photo/Promo-05/longji-huangluo.jpg

lapushka
April 13th, 2015, 01:32 PM
Oh yes, I think many (most?) languages use plural form to talk about hair. :agree: I think English is actually an exception there. ;)

We say both hairs & hair in Belgium "haar" and the plural "haren". Odd how it's so different everywhere. :D But interesting to see & know!

yahirwaO.o
April 13th, 2015, 03:10 PM
Fantastic hair but I dont if beer and fermented rice would work with me as a clensing agent. Eggs have worked but now Im back to regular shampoos and feels just great.

As a rinse those must be heaven tho.

VisionOne
April 13th, 2015, 03:13 PM
That is an interesting article with cool photos, especially the one where she combs her hair while it is wet :) Her hair is so beautiful too, it looks thick all the way to the bottom. I am confused to how it is possible for her to collect every hair she sheds though (maybe the writer of the article just exaggerated?), and what does she do with the ball of shed hair?

meteor
April 13th, 2015, 03:25 PM
Fantastic hair but I dont if beer and fermented rice would work with me as a clensing agent. Eggs have worked but now Im back to regular shampoos and feels just great.

As a rinse those must be heaven tho.

I prefer regular hair products like shampoo & conditioner, too. :hifive:

It might be worth noting that (at least part of) the reason for using fermented rice water is pure and simple lack of access to clean water from the river - so they just reuse the rice water from cooking and throw in other scraps (like tea that is widely available in that location) into the brew. :stirpot: If you check out the video above, they talk about it from 0:43. A lot of folk remedies were historically about making do with limited resources, rather than the magical qualities of the alternatives they found locally. I think it's really ingenious and admirable that such great solutions were found. :applause

I remember reading that milk and alcohol-based liquids (esp. beer and wine) were consumed very heavily in Medieval Europe (for example) and combing hair was used as a hair cleansing method with stretching washes being the norm, simply because wells and other sources of water were not necessarily that clean or accessible back in the day.

Auni
April 13th, 2015, 06:24 PM
Very cool posts! I agree with meteor and yahirwaOo, give me shampoo and condish please!

MINAKO
April 14th, 2015, 06:42 AM
I have used beer in the past and actually quite liked the feeling, the smell :/ not so much. I think it does contribute to shine and also slightly more thickness tho. Ricewater is great for the skin, i havent tried it on my hair yet. Idk, with any food item i have the feeling that if i dont wash it of properly im going to stink soon enough and alot of my hair nutrients come from leave ins. Still interesting tho, most of the time im really hooked on someones hair the person is chinese.

Wusel
April 14th, 2015, 09:09 AM
I like how they say "hairs" instead of hair. I've noticed Indian people say it this way too.. it makes sense, acknowledging that they're plural..

In many languages it's plural. In Polish: włosy, in German Haare... It's much more logical than hair in English. Because we don't have only one hair on our heads:D

cat11
April 17th, 2015, 05:33 PM
I have used beer in the past and actually quite liked the feeling, the smell :/ not so much. I think it does contribute to shine and also slightly more thickness tho. Ricewater is great for the skin, i havent tried it on my hair yet. Idk, with any food item i have the feeling that if i dont wash it of properly im going to stink soon enough and alot of my hair nutrients come from leave ins. Still interesting tho, most of the time im really hooked on someones hair the person is chinese.

Yeah, I really like Chinese people's hair, generally. Although, the person in real life who has the prettiest hair in my opinion, was a Korean girl named Eunbit I went to high school with. I guess I like straight black hair :)

I can see myself trying rice water, and I love cooking rice so I could easily have some often. But I don't think I would try beer...

pixiepaws
April 18th, 2015, 01:15 AM
What lovely hair , I would worry that brushing my hair forwards while washing would cause tangles , but she has a wonderful method that works for her and she has amazing hair.

yahirwaO.o
June 11th, 2015, 06:26 PM
I didnt want to open another thread, but somehow my family forgot in a bowl some rice with water a week ago. We usually just put it in the rice cooker and eat it. But now it is surerly fermented, has a slight funky smell and I was wondering what to do with it. Then I remember this thread and those amazing chinese women who washed their hair with fermented rice.

The question, Should I go for a wash with it? I ve been pretty hardcore in the past with other stuff, but this rice has almost a week and dont know it is a nice idea (acidity and smell troubles). Mixed with ACV would be ok or not mix with nothing at all?

...when in doubt I can just water my plants with it, still Im tempted to give it a try, what do u guys think?

elsieivy
June 11th, 2015, 06:34 PM
I didnt want to open another thread, but somehow my family forgot in a bowl some rice with water a week ago. We usually just put it in the rice cooker and eat it. But now it is surerly fermented, has a slight funky smell and I was wondering what to do with it. Then I remember this thread and those amazing chinese women who washed their hair with fermented rice.

The question, Should I go for a wash with it? I ve been pretty hardcore in the past with other stuff, but this rice has almost a week and dont know it is a nice idea (acidity and smell troubles). Mixed with ACV would be ok or not mix with nothing at all?

...when in doubt I can just water my plants with it, still Im tempted to give it a try, what do u guys think?

If it was fairly fresh I'd definitely say go for it, but considering how long it's been out (and the smell issues) I think I'd avoid it.

Alex Lou
June 11th, 2015, 07:24 PM
Wow, she washes her hair a lot. If I ever had hair that long, I'd probably wash the scalp every 2 weeks at most and hardly ever wash the length.

yahirwaO.o
June 11th, 2015, 07:46 PM
If it was fairly fresh I'd definitely say go for it, but considering how long it's been out (and the smell issues) I think I'd avoid it.

Well im pretty sure its been a week out and somehow the smell isnt terribly that bad (live in a pretty cold house), maybe adding some drops of essential oi could help. Not so good, I washed my hair today my schedle is every two days and not sure if I want to do it tomorrow.LOL

JadedByEntropy
June 11th, 2015, 08:28 PM
saying hair is like 'sheep' it can mean a herd or a single. you would say the herd is singular and the hair is pretty. only when its detatched do the hairs become plural...somehow....idk...i never liked english.

Wusel
June 12th, 2015, 01:35 AM
I've read it a second time and since I'm growing my bangs out and plan never ever cut it again I've realized that there's a bit of a scam in it.
SHE CUTS HER BANGS!
SHE HAS FULL BANGS!
So she has to cut them very regularly!
I wonder why no one else noticed...
:D