🍚Is Rice Water for Hair Growth Really the Next Big Trend?
Aug. 27, 2020
We all want stronger, shinier and more resilient hair, and we often feel as though the only way to achieve our dream hair is to spend a lot of money in the salon on treatments.
Whether it’s due to clever marketing or simply because we’re dubious about inexpensive products, it’s easy to imagine that the most nourishing and hydrating products for our hair are the most expensive! While of course many of these treatments really are spectacular (collagen treatment, anyone?), there are inexpensive ways to get luscious, healthy hair.
Sometimes the most effective treatments can be bought for next-to-nothing, or even found in our kitchens! If you’ve only just heard about rice water for hair growth, stick around, because this is definitely something you need to hear about!
Is Rice Water for Hair Really Just Rice Water?
Okay, we know what you’re thinking: is this hair treatment really about the water that comes from rinsed rice? Yes, it really is.
In ancient Japan, women used to wash their hair with the rinse water of rice. This practice was known as Yu-Su-Ru and was said to reduce the hair’s surface friction and increase its elasticity. These women had incredibly shiny hair that often reached the ground (although we’re not promising that rice water will do that!), and they were the envy of all those who encountered them. This hair treatment remained a secret for a very long time until some Westerners ventured to Japan and noticed the incredibly long, shiny hair of the Japanese women and simply had to find out their secret!
Why is Rice Water So Effective for Hair Growth?
When information about ancient Japanese hair traditions became more mainstream, scientists were intrigued and decided to delve into further research on the topic.
They soon discovered that Inositol, a carbohydrate that is found in rice water, can penetrate and heal dry, damaged hair. Not only this, but Inositol also works over a long time, offering protection against future heat and environmental damage. Is there anything this little carb can’t do?
Analysis of rice water has also found that it is rich in vitamins, B and C specifically, as well as many minerals such as magnesium, zinc, selenium, among others, and plenty of fiber. All these nutrients work to revitalize damaged hair and bring life back into your follicles and scalp, helping to make your hair and scalp healthier.
Rice water is also full of antioxidant properties, which can even help prevent hair loss and early grays. The combination of the nutrients and antioxidants create the perfect environment for strong, healthy hair growth.
Now that we know why this unsuspecting hero is so amazing for our hair and hair growth, let’s look at how you can prepare it.
How to Prepare Rice Water for Hair Growth?
Firstly, you’ll need equal parts rice and water. And then… nope, that’s it! Just rice and water. Start off with 1 cup of each, and make more if you find you go through a lot of it.
(You can cook and freeze your rice to microwave for meals later!)
How to Apply Rice Water for Hair Growth?
You can apply your rice water treatment at any time – even after you’ve shampooed and conditioned. (Just don’t apply it before your shampoo, as it will likely strip it right out.) What’s great about this treatment is that it doesn’t matter how often you do it, you won’t get build up or residue.
When you’re applying the rice water, pay particular attention to your scalp as this is where you make or break your hair growth. Massage the skin at the top of your head and work your way out. Let the rice water sit in your hair for a couple of minutes, then rinse it out.
Ta-da! It’s such a simple process. Okay, it may seem a little cumbersome at first, but it’s so worth it for the extra-shiny and glossy hair you’ll have at the end. Plus, after doing it once, you’ll realize that it’s just one extra step in your hair care routine, and the payoff is huge!
Now, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try it out for yourself. Get that rice rinsed and hop in the shower!
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