Rice water for hair: Best beauty treatment to try out for shiny, strong and long hair!

by Gabby

As much as we all love fall and winter season, they can hide some risks regarding our skin and hair. The cold and dry weather can be very damaging, and we need to protect ourselves as much as possible. Ladies, we all know how important hair is for us women. However, during these season it is completely normal to experience some hair fall. There is nothing you should worry about, since it is only going to last for a bit. But if it is noticeable, and our hair is thinning, we should do something! The best home remedies for a thin and dull hair is the rice water. How to use rice water for hair, you may ask? Let’s find that out today!

Rice water for hair: How to grow your hair in no time?

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It is not a secret to anyone that rice has a lot of health benefits. That is why there are a lot of hair masks, creams, shampoos with rice in them. In Asia from the 8th to 12th centuries, women used the rice water to since their hair. Their hair was so long that it could touch the ground. These are not just some myths and legends, since there are villages in Asia that are still using this method. The Yao women are the perfect exampling of maintaining the local traditions. In nowadays, it gained so much popularity on TikTok and people start trying it out. This beauty treatment was also tried from our favorite Kim Kardashian. What is rice water? You can DIY it at home using rice for cooking and water. You have to boil or soak the rice to get its natural benefits.

Why is rice water good for your hair?

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Where do I even begin describing all the amazing benefits this homemade treatment will have on your hair? The first one would be that you will notice some hair growth from first or second use. Not only that, but if you have a dull hair, rice water can help you add shine and volume. Its amino acids are very helpful to not only grow your hair, but make it stronger. It is beneficial if you have slip ends. I personally have a very thin hair, and it is very noticeable in the winter. Rice water helped me a lot to make it thicker and give it a healthy look. If you decide to adapt this method in your routine, you will add a lot of vitamins into your scalp, which will protect you from having dandruff. It is good to know that rice water is good for all hair types, if you know how to properly use it.

How to make rice water at home?

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The rice water is very simple to make at home. Essentially, what you have to do is infuse water with rice and make it fermented. When choosing the rice, you can choose whatever you prefer. Just note that different types of rice have different nutrients. The black rice is the richest in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The rice should be uncooked, and it takes only a few steps to prepare it.

Steps for preparing the rice water:

  1. You are going to need half a cup with uncooked rice. Rinse it very well.
  2. Put the rice into a bowl.
  3. Pour 3 cups of water into the bowl and mix well.
  4. The rice should soak for at least 30 minutes. The water in the bowl should be milky.
  5. Now drain the rice and put the milky rice water into a glass container or a spray bottle.
  6. You can leave it overnight, if you want a stronger effect.
  7. If you wanted it fermented, you have to leave it for a few days and the rice water will be infused with a lot of vitamins and minerals. Note that the smell will not be very good, but you will rinse it after with your favorite shampoo.

How to properly use it?


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Grab your spray bottle with rice water, or your glass jar and let’s get started. First, apply some of the water on the back nape area. You can use cotton pad or your hands to really massage it into the scalp. Use this opportunity to give your scalp a longer, gentle massage since this is very healthy and promotes hair growth. It improves blood circulation, which is essential in the winter months. You can also check the TikTok video, and you are going to see how you can rinse your entire hair with rice water. Leave the rice water on your hair for as long as you can, when you are under the shower. If you can keep it for about 20 minutes, it will be perfect. After that you can rinse it off with your shampoo and follow with the conditioner.

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