Updated: Mar 5, 2021
What is it? What are the benefits? How do I use it?
What actually is rice water?
Rice water is exactly what it sounds like, water that's been soaked in rice. Although using this unusual mixture has become popular recently, it is far from a new discovery.
Using rice water for hair growth actually dates back to the Heian period in Japan 794 AD!
When court ladies where known for having amazingly long hair that draped to the ground.
Their secret to beautiful hair was rice water.
What are the benefits?
Scientists became fascinated by this and found that rice water contains inositol an ingredient that penetrates the hairs cuticle and repairs damage from the inside out.
It's also been said to protect from further damage.
How do I use it?
The best thing about this beauty secret is that it is really inexpensive and super easy to do.
I would only recommend using rice water once a week on damaged hair and once every two weeks for healthy hair. This is to avoid a protein overload, where your hair can become unbalanced and have more protein than moisture, causing it to become brittle and break.
Remember, like everything in life, haircare is all about balance.
Here are 4 easy steps to create and use rice water:
What are your thoughts on using rice water? Let me know in the comments!