Last Updated on February 10, 2021You have probably noticed that Chinese women have the shiniest and silkiest hair ever, but have you ever wondered why? The strength and health of their hair come from ancient times. It all started in Huangluo, a Chinese village, which is also known as “The Long Hair Village.” The women in this village have been celebrated for ages for their long hair, that is usually as long as 1.4 meters! But how did ancient women care for their hair? In this article, we share their secret with you. Keep reading to find out how to get healthy hair that is also long and silky! You will be surprised, but the ancient Chinese secret for healthy hair is fermented rice water! Fermented rice water for hair has been used for generations since the Yao women value their hair above anything. A strong, shiny hair represents values such as prosperity, good fortune, longevity, and wealth. Until 1980, no one outside of their families could touch or even see their hair. But how can you make this magical hair elixir? All you need is: • Fill a cup of rice, and rinse it in order to get it clean. • Proceed by placing the rice inside a bowl of water, and keep it there for 15 minutes while stirring occasionally. • Strain the water and save it inside a container. • Let it sit for two days at room temperature, and watch as it starts to turn sour and ferment. • Once this happens, boil the water. • Give it some time to cool down. • If you want your magical hair potion to smell nice, add essential oil of your choice, between lavender, rosemary, or tea tree oil. • Use it as you would normally use a shampoo, and massage it gently into your scalp • Be sure to rinse it out properly What are the rice water benefits for hair? • Rice water is packed with vitamin E, antioxidants, and minerals. It can restore your hair’s elasticity and reinforce its ability to repair itself. Rice water is equally rich in inositol, which is known to fix damaged hair while protecting it from any damage or breakage in the future.