WHAT DOES RICE WATER DO TO YOUR HAIR?

Have you ever wondered what and how rice water is beneficial for your hair? I got your back! Lets learn a bit about rice water and how important it is for your hair.

HOW DID IT ALL START?

Women in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia have used rice water as a hair treatment for centuries. The Yao women, who live in a village called Huangluo in China, are famed for having hair that averages 6 feet long. In addition to its incredible length, the Yao women’s hair is said to keep its color for longer, as they do not begin to get gray hair until they reach their 80s. The Yao women credit the length and color of their hair to the fact they bathe it in rice water.

In the recent years people have started to use this technique for their hair and it is trending everywhere.

WHAT DOES IT CONTAIN?

Rice water is the starchy water that remains after soaking or cooking rice. Rice water is thought to contain many of the vitamins and minerals contained in rice. It contains almost 70-80% starch.

Some minerals in rice water are,

  • amino acids
  • B vitamins
  • vitamin E
  • minerals
  • antioxidants

BENEFITS

Some advantages of using rice water are,

  • de-tangles the hair
  • makes hair smoother
  • increases shine
  • makes hair stronger
  • helps hair grow long

WAYS TO MAKE RICE WATER

There are several ways to make rice water,

  1. Soaking : Soaking is the quickest way to make rice water. To use this method:
  • take un-cooked rice
  • rinse thoroughly
  • place rice in a bowl with 2–3 cups of water
  • soak for 30 minutes
  • strain the rice water into a clean bowl

ready to use!

2) Fermenting : Some advocates say that fermenting rice water is more beneficial that just plain rice water. A research says that fermented substances have a higher amount of antioxidants that may combat hair and skin cell damage. All you have to do is follow the same steps from soaking, but instead of straining the water into a new bowl keep it at room temperature for 2 days and then use it.

3) Boiling : Another way to make rice water is boiling it. Take some rice, cook the rice in boiling water and strain the rice water into a clean bowl before use.

HOW TO USE IT?

Rice water can replace a conditioner!

The process is :

  • wash hair with shampoo
  • rinse thoroughly with water from the tap
  • pour rice water onto their hair
  • massage the rice water into the hair and scalp
  • leave on for up to 20 minutes
  • rinse hair thoroughly using warm water from the tap

So many people all around the world are using rice water in their daily life and all their reviews are positive. It started from Asia and now is appreciated everywhere. It suits for all kind of hair and super healthy for scalp. From personal experience it really builds volume to your hair,gives shine, and reduces hairfall.

Article by : Haniah Mirza

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