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The Secret Chinese Recipe For Long, Healthy Hair

The Secret Chinese Recipe For Long, Healthy Hair

Every day, I receive dozens of emails from ladies like you. These messages are filled with questions and concerns about every aspect of styling and caring for your hair.

Every day, I receive dozens of emails from ladies like you. These messages are filled with questions and concerns about every aspect of styling and caring for your hair.

One of the most frequent subjects you inquire about is:


I can certainly understand why you’d be concerned if this has started happening to you.

Our hair is a key component not only of our self-image…but of the face we present to the world.

So it can be hard to feel like your true, best self if you’re struggling with hair that’s thinning or falling out.

“No woman wants to experience the frustration of thinning hair”


Now, in my research on the subject of thinning hair and fighting hair loss, I’ve come across remarkable hair-restoration techniques from across the ages and around the world.

In ancient Egypt, women would sometimes apply boiled porcupine hair to their scalp.

In 1923, Popular Mechanics advertised a “Thermocap,” a strange gadget that supposedly stimulated hair growth with heat and blue light. (1)

But it turns out one of the most amazing ancient hair-revitalizing techniques is still used today… in a remote Chinese village called Huangluo.


For centuries now, the women of Huangluo have relied on a simple, homemade hair secret.

The result:

Hair that’s shiny, full of body and rich natural color…

…and so long, it’s actually in the Guinness Book of World Records!

That’s right!

Huangluo has been named “the world’s longest hair village”…because the women who live here have hair that’s an average of FOUR AND A HALF FEET LONG!

“These women’s four-foot-long locks have literally made history!”

Not only that, it’s also lustrous and healthy…and these women keep their hair’s natural black color, without a hint of gray, well into their seventies...and beyond! (2)


Fortunately, their special hair helper is not anything that’s rare, or found only in China. So you won’t have to pack your bags for Huangluo…because you can try it right in your home!

You see, the key ingredient in these women’s preservative treatment…is simply:


Chinese princesses have been washing their hair with rice water since the old imperial dynasties. And the Huangluo women still rely on it today for keeping their locks lush, glossy, and astonishingly long!

“In china, princesses and everyday people alike trust their hair to rice-water shampoo”)

Fermented rice water contains:

  • Vitamin B, to promote your hair’s production of melanin. That’s the key pigment that maintains your hair’s strong natural color

  • Antioxidants and minerals, to keep your hair strong and flexible...pretty helpful when you’re taking care of hair that’s down to your ankles!

  • Amino acids, to strengthen the roots of your hair, while giving tresses a silky-smooth surface (3)

  • Now, you and I both know how quickly women’s hair products come and go.

    So, if women have been using this rice-water shampoo for hundreds of years…and enjoying vibrant, ultra-long hair…it looks like this treatment can offer you real results!


    If you’re interested in trying fermented rice-water shampoo for yourself, it’s easy to make at home.

    Here’s all you need to do:

    1. After you cook a pot of rice, pour the water into a jar or earthenware container.
    1. For extra hair cleansing and strengthening benefits, add tea seeds, sliced ginger, and orange peel, for a light, sweet scent.
    1. Seal the jar and store it at room temperature for up to ten days.
    1. Check the jar once or twice a day. When it gives off a slightly sour smell, you’ll know the water has fermented.
    1. Pour the water, minus the seeds, ginger, and orange peel, into a separate container.


    When you’re ready to wash your hair, just gently massage the rice water into your scalp and hair. Rinse out the formula after 10 minutes. (4)

    “Rice is not only a staple of the world’s’s also a potential key to healthy hair”

    After I shared the story of the Huangluo ladies with several of my friends, they couldn’t resist making some of this rice-water shampoo for themselves.

    And after giving it a go, they all told me their hair indeed felt cleaner, livelier, and healthier.


    Of course, it’s possible your busy schedule may not allow you to wait up to ten days for a hair-revitalizing rice-water shampoo.

    Try one of L’ange's powerful cleansing and conditioning formulas that deliver radiant body, volume, and shine .

    For example, L’ange’s Lathér Keratin Protein Shampoo and Crème Brulé Keratin Protein Conditioner work together to maximize your hair’s moisture, nourish your scalp, and give your hair silky, touchable texture.


    However, if you do try this revitalizing rice-water hair treatment in your home, please drop me a line to share your results. Don’t forget to include photos!

    Having your hair lose its strength, or fall out altogether, is a problem no woman wants to face.

    But the women of Huangluo have found an easy way to achieve hair so remarkable…you just might find yourself in the record books!


    1. Cohen, Jennie. “9 Bizarre Baldness Cures.”, A&E Television Networks, 25 Sept. 2012,
    1. “Secret Shampoo of 'World's Longest Hair Village' Revealed.” EJ Insight, 13 Jan. 2017,
    1. “The Cheap Secret to Growing the Longest Hair in the World.” Expert Home Tips,
    1. “Secret Shampoo of 'World's Longest Hair Village' Revealed.” EJ Insight, 13 Jan. 2017,