BENEFITS OF RICE WATER ON THE HAIR
Knowledge is a tool to accomplish and attain any height. That's why the scripture says; my people suffer from lack of knowledge. This post enlightens us on the several benefits of rice water. Who knew rice water could be a breathe of fresh air. This is one post you wouldn't want to miss. The tips here, have been used from centuries ago and are still very effective till date.
Who knew rice water could be blessed with several benefits. Water that we just throw away after parboiling and cook our rice
Let me shock you with these amazing facts…
In the 9th Century, during the Heian period, women at the Japanese imperial court used fermented rice water to keep their hair long, healthy, and beautiful. Their beautiful long hair measured 6ft in length. These court ladies were said to have combed their hair each day using Yu-Su-Ru. Yu-Su-Ru, is the name given to the, rinse water obtained from the washing of rice.
The Yao ethnic women from the village of Huangluo in China also testified, about the awesomeness of rice water. Where the women of the Yao ethnic minority reside, a haircut is something that is not only infrequent, but often never done at all—and their hair is extremely long (often more than 6 feet in length!), thick, dark and shiny well into their later years. What’s their secret? According to an article published in China Daily, the secret for keeping their hair dark and clean is to wash it with rice water. It’s a natural shampoo and hair conditioner. Have I succeeded in wetting your appetite? If yes, then that’s the plan.
What is Rice Water?
Rice water, is the water gotten from rice after soaking for a while or parboiling it. It could be use in several forms. Either use as it is, or use the fermented rice water. The fermented rice water has more benefits than the non fermented rice water because of the pH change that occurs to the water during the fermentation process (the process brings the rice water’s pH more closely in line with hair’s natural pH, and causes the release of a chemical called pitera that may promote the regeneration of cells.
How to ferment your rice water?
To make fermented rice water, prepare rice water according to the no-boil quick method listed above and allow it to sit in a jar at room temperature for 24hours. When a slightly sour smell arises from the rice water, stop the fermentation process by keeping the solution in the fridge and use this rice water as a hair rinse.
How do I use rice water on my hair?
Fermented rice water is very potent, so it’s best to dilute it with 1-2 cups of warm water before using it. Use it on your hair as a finishing rinse no more than once or twice per week—think of it as being like a deep conditioner, where a little goes a long way. The benefits remain even after it has been rinsed away, so you can wash and rinse as you normally would without any fear of unsightly build-up occurring.
Ps: Kindly do not make the rice water in large quantity as you aren’t adding preservative. Make one that can be used up in 2days maximum. Always store it in the fridge. Try it and let’s know your thoughts in the comment section. What else have you used rice water for? I’ll love to hear your thoughts? Share with friends and don’t forget to subscribe. Love you
Post by ALEX RAJI
Chief Research Analyst
Academic Research Center