Rice water, which is the beauty secret of especially China, southeast Asia and Japan, is a hair care method that has been effective for centuries. The starch water that emerges after the rice is soaked or cooked makes the hair smoother and shiny. So, how to use rice water for hair? Let’s take a brief look.
Benefits of Rice Water
There is 75% and 80% starch in rice. It also contains B and E vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and many minerals and vitamins.
- Nourishes and repairs hair
- Provides shine
- Creates a smooth image
- Makes hair grow faster
- It strengthens the hair.
Apart from all these, rice water also provides many benefits to the skin.
Hair Mask with Rice Water
Wash and rinse 1 cup of rice thoroughly to remove any dirt. Drain the washed rice and mix it with 1 glass of water using a medium bowl. Stop mixing when the water becomes cloudy. Strain the rice with the help of a strainer and keep the rice water in a separate place. Let the rice water sit for about 12-24 hours at room temperature. Thus, the rice water is fermented and all its minerals and vitamins come out. After the expected time, put the rice water in a small jar.
Use of Rice Water
Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and then rinse. Pour the rice water you have prepared on the rinsed hair. With your hands, massage your hair and especially your skin enough to penetrate. After this process, leave the rice water on your hair for 3 to 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. It will be enough to do this process twice a week.
Who Should Use
Rice water is suitable for all scalps. Some people may experience an allergic reaction as an exception. Therefore, before using this mask, research whether you have allergies. Apart from that, this mask can be used comfortably in all hair types, although the reason for use differs for everyone. The effect is seen only as a result of regular use 2 times a week.