Hello guys! Today I have prepared another post for you about natural methods of hair care – rice water for hair. This cheap and home-made cosmetic works not only for hair growth and loss, but also for smoothing, beautiful shine and, of course, volume, because such a rinse lifts the hair from the root, improves its curl and makes it visually more numerous.
This is another very popular method of hair care for hair lovers around the world. Rice water rinse was a long-known Asian method dating back to ancient times. Recently, however, the world has circulated viral recipes for fermented and boiled rice water, which are also used by Yao (China) women, who are famous for their extremely long and healthy hair. No wonder, because such rinses are a great end and complement to washing your hair, because thanks to them we can additionally close the cuticles, nourish, increase volume and shine. It is thanks to the starch and vitamins contained in such a home cosmetic.
Thanks to this, I remembered not only about the rice water, i.e. leftover after cooking, but also about the rinse and fermented rice puree, which was perfect for my hair growth and nourishment. I will write about it soon in the next post. Meanwhile, the effect of such a rice water rinse on my hair was also great. The hair seemed stiffer and lifted, full of volume. If you are interested in what DIY is and how to make it for the beauty of our hair, please read the rest of this post.
Why rice water for hair?
The fermented rice water rinse was a long-known Asian method dating back to ancient times. Recently, however, the world has circulated viral recipes for fermented and boiled rice water, which are also used by Yao (China) women, who are famous for their extremely long and healthy hair. No wonder, because such rinses are a great end and complement to washing your hair, because thanks to them we can additionally close the cuticles, nourish, increase volume and shine. Rice water was also used for the care of the face and body. It is thanks to starch and vitamins -E, B, microelements and proteins, contained in large amounts in such a home cosmetic.
How does rice water work for hair?
Rice rinse makes the hair stronger and more resilient, and nourishes the bulbs. Inositol, also known as vitamin B8, penetrates deep into the hair and supports the growth of its strength, as well as protects the hair from damage. Rice proteins rebuild and regenerate the hair fiber, protect and give volume to curly hair. Fermenting the rice water, i.e. acidifying it and using it as a rinse, helps to close the cuticles, smooth, loose and gives the hair shine. Rice water has a two-stage effect on the hair – it protects the length of the hair against breakage and damage, and at the same time strongly stimulates their growth. These factors make it such a great cosmetic in the fight for quick hair growth and regeneration.
Rice water for hair, how to make and use? Simple recipe:
- a portion of dry rice – e.g. a bag or half a glass (it can be white, I use brown)
- correspondingly 3 times more water
Time needed: 2 days.
Rice water, a simple recipe
Rinse a portion of rice thoroughly in a strainer under running water (or in a bowl), rubbing the grains with your fingers. Thanks to this, we will remove the impurities from the rice.
Then pour the rice into a prepared jar (it is good to rinse it with boiling water) and pour water over it. We turn it off tightly.
- Putting down.
We leave the jar in a dark cabinet for about 2 days. (In the faster version, it is enough to leave it for half an hour, then we pour the water through a strainer into the second container and use it.) In my experience, rice water fermented longer works much better.
Water fermentation is ready when it has a slightly sour taste and a distinct, unpleasant odor – it usually takes 2 to 7 days to ferment. Then strain the rice well in a sieve, pressing it lightly. The resulting water should be slightly cloudy and whitish.
I used rice water both raw and after boiling it, nothing bad ever happened. Both cooking and keeping in the refrigerator inhibit the further fermentation process and kill the microbes. It is enough to heat the water to about 60 degrees or boil it to be sure.
- Rice water – how to use?
Pour the rinse into a bowl, ALWAYS top up with tap water – it is very strong. Use a rice water rinse right after washing your hair. We pour the cup over the head and then the length, do not wash it off the hair.
I keep the stock in the fridge for a few days or freeze it in small portions – until the next washing of my hair.
The longer the fermentation was kept, the worse the water smells. To kill the stench, I recommend essential oils / herbal rinse additives.
It can also be used for oiling and / as a protein spray / scalp lotion (preferably before washing). I tried this treatment myself for a week and I think it was very effective, although I couldn’t stand the stench in my hair and I will rather not come back to it. Unless only before washing with the ripper.
Rice water can also be used in face care – when used as a tonic, it rejuvenates and soothes, helps with acne, moisturizes and brightens our skin.
Do you use rice water in your hair care?