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How To Grow Your Hair with Rice Water?

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Rice water has been trending in the natural hair community as the go-to DIY hair growth product. Let’s learn why this water is going viral for hair growth.

History on Rice Water 

According to Inamasu et. al.’s The effect of rinse water obtained from the washing of rice (YU-SU-RU) as a hair treatment (2010), rice water was used daily by women during the Heian Period. The women would comb their hair with rice water each day. The daily use of rice water increased the elasticity of their hair, which helped them to retain length. 

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Benefits of Rice Water

The benefits of using rice water for hair care include hair elasticity, reduced dandruff, and hair growth. 

What Do You Need to Make Rice Water? 

How To Make Rice Water? 

  1. Clean the rice. Rinse the uncooked rice under water. Then, drain the water from the rice. 
  2. Soak the rice. Place the clean rice in your container of choice. Then, add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water to the rice.  Allow the rice to sit in the water for up to 24 hours. 
  3. Transfer the water. Separate the rice and the water. Transfer the water into a spray bottle using a funnel for easy use.  

How To Use Rice Water on Your Hair? 

  1. Apply the rice water. Dampen your freshly washed hair with the rice water. 
  2. Distribute the rice water. Massage the rice water into your scalp and hair.
  3. Allow the rice water to sit.  Leave the rice water on your hair for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it out.
  4. Rinse the rice water. Rinse the rice water from your hair.

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