Huangluo Yao village is the only one of Yao ethnic group among all the thirteen villages in Longji, where lives Red Yao people. You will find that all the women in the village enjoy wearing red clothes. But the extremely important characteristic of the village is that it's known as the Long-hair Village. According to local tradition, women cut their hair only once in their lives ― at about 16 to 18 years old when they are considered ready for adulthood and marriage. The cut hair is kept like a headpiece, and twisted into part of their regular hairdo. They hold a Guinness Record for the length of their hair!
You will see the long-haired ladies washing their 4-foot long hair along the riverbanks. Their jet black and beautiful long hair give people deeply impression. Is it the secret of how they protect their long hair? It is said that they wash their hair every two to three days with "rice water" (water used to rinse rice) in the nearby river. If you want to verify the effect of this kind of "shampoo", why not to have a try?
Located at the foot of a mountain with a beautiful river zig zagging around, Huangluo Yao Village is the only village of ethnic Yao in Longji scenic area. All the villagers, totaling just over 400, are Yao ethnic minority.
The villagers are hospitable and fond of singing and dancing. Yao girls extend warm welcome to tourists by wearing their ethnic costumes, singing and dancing. One of the local traditions is to keep long hair.
Long hair is a local tradition. All the Red Yao women can only cut their hair at 16 years old, symbolizing the fact she is an adult who can look for a lover. The hair cut off should not be thrown away, but is rather kept by the grandmother.
When the woman marries, the hair is made into an ornamental headdress and brought to the husband's home as a souvenir.
Yao people are good at singing and dancing, they like sing folksongs to spread their centuries-old splendid history and reflect their happy life. Red Yao is a open mind ethnic group, they are wise in looking for love and express their love. You can appreciate the wonderful songs and dances performed by those Red Yao girls with their long hair. Being well-known as "the First Village of Long Hair under Heaven". The amazing landscapes with long hair girls will fest your eye!