If you want long and luscious hair but are skeptical of using chemical-based products, I have the perfect solution for you. Rice water!
Rice water can be applied on the hair to help it grow quickly, and stay healthy. This is a centuries old method hailing from ancient Japan, where women would have incredibly long hair because they bathed it in rice water. In present day, the Yao women from a village in China also attribute the beauty of their hair to rice water washes.
Why is rice water so great? It has been proven to contain inositol, which contributes greatly to repairing hair damage and preventing hair loss. It also contains amino acids and minerals which strengthen the hair, making it thicker. Rice has a very high starch content, and this gives your hair a lovely shine. The antioxidants in rice water help to get rid of the toxins in your scalp that could potentially damage your hair. All in all, rice water is packed with all the good stuff your hair would absolutely love!
Rice water is perfectly safe for your hair, so you can use it without worrying about any side effects. It’s a win-win situation. Read on to find out all the benefits of rice water, and how to make it for yourself.
Bye Bye Dandruff!
Dandruff is a common problem, and is extremely annoying. It causes itching and irritation in the scalp, and weakens the hair causing hair fall. If you have dandruff and anti-dandruff shampoos are not doing the job they claim to do, try rinsing your hair with rice water. The antifungal properties in fermented rice water work wonderfully against dandruff.
Gets Rid of Split Ends
Another total menace when it come to hair are split ends. Split ends ruin the beauty of your hair by making it look dull, messy, and unkempt. They are a sign of deteriorating hair health, and damaged hair. The nutrients in rice water will help to repair your hair, and avoid more split ends.
Protection from Damage
Damaged hair means it won’t be able to grow as much, and also break more often. Rice water is able to combat this with inositol. This carbohydrate stays in the hair even after you rinse off the rice water, and continues to provide protection and nourishment to it. Rice water helps to decrease surface friction in your hair and makes it more elastic.
An Excellent Conditioner
Yes, you can find many wonderful conditioners on the market. But what is better than a natural hair conditioner, that’s also inexpensive? After shampooing your hair, instead of your regular conditioner, apply rice water to your hair from the tips to the roots. Wash it off after 10 to 30 minutes with cold water.
Even after just one wash, you will notice that your hair looks fuller, has better texture, and is also softer and smoother. Who does not want this? If you are sick of the frizz in your hair, this little trick helps with that too.
Faster Hair Growth
Are you struggling to grow your hair to your desired length? Honestly, there is nothing that stimulates hair growth better than rice water does. The amino acids in rice water aid hair growth by helping hair cells regenerate faster. However, be patient because this isn’t something that would happen immediately. Rather, regularly bathing your hair with rice water leads to better hair growth.
How to Make Rice Water?
Now you know that the rice from your pantry, and some water can immensely benefit your hair, but how do you make rice water? The easiest way is to simply rinse half a cup of uncooked rise thoroughly, and soak it in 2-3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Strain the rice water and use.
Another way is to make fermented rice water. Fermented rice water has more antioxidants than plain rice water. To make it, after straining the rice water leave it in a plastic container for one to two days, and then use it.
Rice water is a super simple DIY solution that has multiple advantages for your hair. So, what are you waiting for? Try it out now!