Did you know that rice water has so many benefits for hair? Yes, you got it right, just the water that is obtained from the cooking of rice and that is always thrown away.
Rice water is certainly the most talked-about natural beauty product of the moment, but using it to strengthen and beautify hair is nothing new. It dates back to the ancient Heian period in Japan when the ladies of the court carried fabulous very long hair and their secret was precisely the rice water.
But what does rice water content to make the hair thick, shiny, strong, and stimulate its growth? The magical inositol also called Vitamin B7, which is able to penetrate damaged hair and repair it from the inside out and protect them from future damage. Mr. Woah.
The process of obtaining rice water is simple and easy. All you need is a bowl, organic rice, and water. So, here’s the 4-step procedure:
1. Rinse uncooked grains to remove dirt or impurities that you do not want to end up in the hair, throw away water.
2. Put the raw and clean rice in a bowl and add 1 to 2 cups of water. Stir until the water becomes cloudy enough. Leave it soaking for at least an hour. Filter the rice (after which you can also cook it) and store the obtained water.
3. Put the rice water in a plastic container and cover it. Let the rice water rest at room temperature for 12-24 hours. This allows it to ferment and leak out all vitamins and minerals. Tip: Don’t let her rest for more than 24 hours because it could go wrong.
4. Put the rice water in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
How to use rice water:
Wash your hair as you would normally with shampoo and conditioner, then massage rice water on the hair and scalp.
Let stand for 2-5 minutes, then rinse. You will probably immediately notice how strong and thick your hair is. For better results leave on for 20 minutes to an hour and rinse.