The village where hairstyles are a dating code - BBC News

  • Published on Jun 11, 2019
  • In Yay Pote Gyi, a remote village in central Myanmar, you see residents with different hairstyles.
    It's a tradition they have kept for more than 200 years.
    The hairstyles signal age and whether they are married or ready to date.
    But the women say people sometimes laugh at their unique hairstyles when they go out of town. As the village opens up to new visitors will they break with tradition?
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Comments • 169

  • Attacker
    Attacker 3 months ago

    Now I know why god has given us girls more hair then men.... omg so FANTASTIC video

  • Dean J
    Dean J 3 months ago

    lol what a simple though clever way

  • Petty Princess
    Petty Princess 3 months ago

    My hair grows so darn slow id b married but dudes would b thinkin im single 😂

  • I breathe Napalm
    I breathe Napalm 3 months ago

    "Hot singles are *not* in your area"

  • K. Ganesan Ganesan
    K. Ganesan Ganesan 3 months ago

    Your hair style is your life style.

  • ItzYoGyalCuTiE
    ItzYoGyalCuTiE 3 months ago +13

    *24 but looking 14-16* wow, they look very young but very beautiful people!💖

  • Jimi MaGee
    Jimi MaGee 4 months ago +5

    Its the patches on her cheeks that have all my attention never mind the hair Lol

    • Introvert Girl_ in love
      Introvert Girl_ in love 3 months ago

      That's sandal wood powder! It's good for the skin and apparently a culture thing for them

    • Shu Ah
      Shu Ah 3 months ago

      It’s called thanaka. I went to Myanmar last year and most of the women had that on their faces, even those living in the cities. I tried it out of curiosity and it was cooling.

  • Happy Hippos
    Happy Hippos 4 months ago +2

    I also hope that this tradition continues to stay alive:)

  • Bike feeder Boom
    Bike feeder Boom 4 months ago

    Wtf do you do in North Korea, all the hair doos are the same 😒

  • last chance
    last chance 4 months ago

    nice do the mens have a hair style too

  • R M
    R M 4 months ago

    Very interesting 🤗🤔

  • Alaa H
    Alaa H 4 months ago

    At least they don't kill, torture and burn alive people like their government does!!

  • Species 443764 Breen
    Species 443764 Breen 4 months ago

    BBC left wing filth

  • Karl Swaringim
    Karl Swaringim 4 months ago

    I believe that clears up a lot of bullshit for people..

  • Bucket with a face on it
    Bucket with a face on it 4 months ago +1

    What a fascinating load of crap.

  • lee brown
    lee brown 4 months ago

    Watch out the BBC are now supporting acid attacks on people so best keep the news to hair. Oh and they probably want to replace everyone in your village with Africans otherwise it's racist if it doesn't happen

  • j c
    j c 4 months ago

    Who the fuck let the BBC around kids again

  • Blackgvds
    Blackgvds 4 months ago

    Been like this in Africa

  • H R
    H R 4 months ago

    Love this!

  • Moun Bakko
    Moun Bakko 4 months ago +1

    ... now, here is an example of the corrupting influence of globalization on the simple and effective etiquettes of a society... a loss.

  • Catt Catt
    Catt Catt 4 months ago +3

    thanks for something precious and made me smile today

  • Mat Broomfield
    Mat Broomfield 4 months ago

    Yes, get rid of all the individuality, turn yourselves into clones. That'll make you more attractive.

  • CL
    CL 4 months ago +15

    Is there hair style for divorced women, they become single again and if they want to date.

  • Yaamin Mohmmed
    Yaamin Mohmmed 4 months ago

    Loyal people

  • Tineke Williams
    Tineke Williams 4 months ago +2

    It's like going back 150 years!

  • إسراء بيوتي
    إسراء بيوتي 4 months ago


  • Asif Ali
    Asif Ali 4 months ago +5

    What is the hair style of men?

  • Benjamin Ambatt
    Benjamin Ambatt 4 months ago +18

    I love this. Keep you tradition.

  • rainy luv
    rainy luv 4 months ago

    they look happy after kicking out rohingyas

    • P P
      P P 3 months ago

      ass ass in shit shit out

  • Jeffery Rowan
    Jeffery Rowan 4 months ago

    I wear my hair like this because I have no place in my society other than as a possession.

  • cary bary
    cary bary 4 months ago

    How many pensioner’s tv licenses did it take to make this video?


    Very beautifull people ! Maby we will sent them some algerians marroccians Tunisians Turks Persians Iraquis for multiculturalism and diversity

  • arquilli1
    arquilli1 4 months ago +1

    Wait...tradition? Gender norms? Why isn’t the left wing media attacking these people? If they’re contributing to the patriarchy then why aren’t you doing something??? There’s no difference between men and women other than an “inner sense” so by definition, what’s playing out here are purely social constructs that are bad and only serve the patriarchy.
    It’s ridiculous to me how the left brutally shames people in Western culture for upholding their traditions but everyone else in the world is miraculously exempt.

  • ChinDraws
    ChinDraws 4 months ago +74

    "Hey baby "
    "I have a boyfriend "
    "No u don't "

  • Goldfinga Sliverfinga
    Goldfinga Sliverfinga 4 months ago +2

    BBC again Brain washing ppl with fake news .. Gangstalkingg

  • LEO
    LEO 4 months ago

    They need more immigration and to become more diverse.

    • LEO
      LEO 3 months ago

      @aditya nawani And the Bantu colonized South Africa, the Jews did to Palestine the Moors etc etc. I have no responsibility for the actions of my ancestors. Don't point fingers at me.

    • aditya nawani
      aditya nawani 3 months ago

      Your ancestors did.

    • LEO
      LEO 3 months ago

      @aditya nawani Don't be silly how could I have done that? For starters I'm way to young and I'm not anywhere near rich enough.

    • aditya nawani
      aditya nawani 3 months ago

      Well they did not come to colonize your soil.
      You did and now they are doing!😊😊😊

    • LEO
      LEO 3 months ago

      @aditya nawani I could be more like London if we helped them.

    PSB DBA 4 months ago +3


  • cheryl taylor
    cheryl taylor 4 months ago

    SCRAP the BBC.....Then People Can Have the FREE Television Channel's

  • DeepKamal Jha
    DeepKamal Jha 4 months ago +1


  • Nasi Angus
    Nasi Angus 4 months ago


  • Aya Sakura Hana
    Aya Sakura Hana 4 months ago

    what if your hair is down?My hair for the most part is always down.

    • Aya Sakura Hana
      Aya Sakura Hana 4 months ago +1

      @ChinDraws Thank you, I wish they explained more in depth.

    • ChinDraws
      ChinDraws 4 months ago

      Boyfriend, not traditional, widow, Idk man

  • Xenia Rivera
    Xenia Rivera 4 months ago

    This is Awesome!

  • Claudia Claudia
    Claudia Claudia 4 months ago

    Makes life alot easier..

  • C Mc
    C Mc 4 months ago +8


  • Faataatia Tupuola,Jr
    Faataatia Tupuola,Jr 4 months ago +30

    This is So Cool😎 Much Love from San Diego, Ca😎

    • Kermit
      Kermit 3 months ago +1

      Faataatia Tupuola,Jr Thank you for your support!

  • iSuRRendeReDuK
    iSuRRendeReDuK 4 months ago

    Why not do an under cover op on Capita and their practices.
    Watchdog could investigate ,just a thought

  • populist revolt
    populist revolt 4 months ago +5

    Why won't you do a segment on the BBC targeting over 75's to pay money to BBC?
    Scum of the earth that's what the BBC is

    • populist revolt
      populist revolt 4 months ago

      @Dan Kortebein
      Yeah I just found out, so what is your view on this scum targeting old people with Alzheimer's?
      Do you think that is right?

    • Dan Kortebein
      Dan Kortebein 4 months ago +1

      BBC did on Newsnight. In fact the President of the BBC was interviewed here is the proof JACKASS.

  • chenny chen chenny
    chenny chen chenny 4 months ago

    Budaya orang aneh...

  • Plazas Security
    Plazas Security 4 months ago +3

    They need to watch some makeup tutorials.

  • Jon Snow
    Jon Snow 4 months ago

    What is your problem with brits...They keep their culture and tradition unlike you western shit destroyed your european culture.

  • S̝E̝N̝A̝T̝O̝R̝ A̝G̝R̝A̝P̝A̝

    But in UK women who doesn't use underwear means time for dating... most ridiculous..

    • JoesJamesJungg SeaCeeZe
      JoesJamesJungg SeaCeeZe 4 months ago

      No, they are wearing made in China underwear.. Brits women got a big crush on China's dollar 2 underwear and napkins...

    • CL
      CL 4 months ago

      Are you serious ? No underwear ?
      Eeww. No, you're kidding

  • Amazing Creation
    Amazing Creation 4 months ago +47

    Would make approaching women a whole lot easier!!!

    • Moe Moe Naing
      Moe Moe Naing 4 months ago +1

      Yeah, it could be one of the cons from this tradition.

  • Brian Cullen
    Brian Cullen 4 months ago +9

    Lovely accents, it's clearly more pleasant and relaxed sounding than other well known accents.

    • CL
      CL 4 months ago

      It sounds like chinese.

    • Tineke Williams
      Tineke Williams 4 months ago +1

      You are deaf, it's a horrible sound

  • *fifi*
    *fifi* 4 months ago +10

    What if you're single but don't want to date? 😳

    • *fifi*
      *fifi* 4 months ago +2

      @Peggy Cummins: Yeah, I guess it could work if the village people don't roast you at the pit after doing that.

    • Peggy Cummins
      Peggy Cummins 4 months ago +7

      Put your hair in a married lady's bun. ?

  • Vijay rajan
    Vijay rajan 4 months ago

    It's is a traditional of them wat to do but something interesting to see them respect of culture.wat about a men hairstyle😁😁😁 👍👍👍🕺🇮🇳

  • RudebwoyJames Jah Eye
    RudebwoyJames Jah Eye 4 months ago

    Oh wow

  • Sheeple are Lame
    Sheeple are Lame 4 months ago +1

    Good for them. Now report on & expose the Royal family, UK establiment & media child grooming & child killing crimes

  • ilovepork and chicken
    ilovepork and chicken 4 months ago +24

    They dont show it here, but when a dude done a mohawk in this village, it is to let everyone knows that he has a big d*ck

  • Vinson
    Vinson 4 months ago +160

    Screw the outside world..
    Keep your traditions and hairstyles.

  • treblematic
    treblematic 4 months ago