Treating your hair with rice water can be very beneficial as it is packed with a lot of good stuff needed for your hair growth. It is very easy and quick to make yourself at home.
Why you should use rice for hair
Making rice water can be very easy as it is made from things you can find in your kitchen. It can be made in two different ways depending on which method you like best.
- Detangling of the hair
- Makes hair smoother
- It helps increases hair shine
- It makes hair stronger
- Helps the hair grow longer
- Helps in achieving a much thicker hair
- Can be used in place of a hair conditioner
If you are the type that doesn’t mind the stink of it then this is probably not the best method for you. Other than the bad stink this works like magic on your hair leaving your hair with the best results. This method involves you soaking the rice for some time usually 24 hours. After which the rice is being strained away from the liquid. It is then placed into a spray bottle or a container where it can be stored for a few days in the refrigerator.
How to make fermented rice water
- 1/2 cups of uncooked parboiled rice
- 1-2 cups of water
- Sieve or cheesecloth
- Spray bottle
Start by rinsing the rice with water in a clean bowl. After rinsing, add about 1 – 2 cups of water into the bowl. Leave the rice to soak for the whole day, this will give room for the rice to ferment. After soaking, strain the rice from the fermented liquid, pour it into your spray bottle or storage container. This can be stored in your refrigerator for a day or two.
When using this on your hair start by working on washed hair that is clean. Section your hair into smaller sections, apply it into each section. Massage into the hair very well, and leave for a while before rinsing it off with cool water.
The second method of making rice water is by Boling the rice for a while. After boiling the starchy water is then strained off from the rice.
How to make starchy rice water
- 1/2 cup of raw parboiled rice
- 2 cups of water
Wash your rice properly to remove all the dirt. Pour the rice into the pot and put it on your stove to boil for a few whiles (30 mins). After boiling strain the liquid from the rice. Pour the water into your spray bottle.
The rice water can be used the same way as the fermented rice water. This can be used in place of a hair conditioner.