You will have not too long ago heard about Kim Kardashian’s secret to lengthy, wholesome, thick hair, shared on sister Kourtney Kardashian’s weblog Poosh a few months in the past. No, it isn’t hair extensions (though they’re the quickest, best method to obtain lengthy, full hair). It is rice water—a easy DIY concoction that many swear by for its lustrous results.
In keeping with Poosh, many Japanese international locations use rice for its “therapeutic and nourishing perks” with rice water even being touted for its magnificence advantages on facial pores and skin like extra radiance, eliminating zits, soothing irritated pores and skin, and fading ageing spots. However how does the standard grain fare in terms of hair?
I made a decision to check out this hair rinse myself, to reignite my dry, boring hair with Kardashian stage shine and glamour. As a result of I’ve thick, wavy, coarse hair, it has all the time been troublesome to determine a hair care routine and particular merchandise that improve my pure wave whereas including softness and shine. It is a wrestle most ladies with my hair kind will perceive, so I used to be desirous to check out a rice water rinse and hopefully discover the brand new holy grail to my hair care routine. Let me let you know…the outcomes have been surprisingly spectacular!
The way to make rice water for hair
The method of constructing and utilizing a rice water rinse is straightforward and might be carried out in six steps:
Collect a bowl, natural raw rice, and water. You should use any form of rice (white, brown, jasmine, basmati and so forth.) so long as it’s natural. I used natural brown rice.
Rinse the raw rice, and drain. Then, add the clear rice to a bowl with 1-1 half of cups of water. Let it sit for at the least an hour, as much as 24 hours. For this experiment, I let the rice sit in a single day for about 12 hours.
Pressure the rice and save the water. You possibly can truly save the rice for cooking as properly. The truth is, some research have proven that consuming soaked rice is more healthy, lowering the chance of coronary heart illness, diabetes, and most cancers.
Wash your hair with shampoo, and rinse as regular.
Take the rice water and therapeutic massage it into your hair and scalp. Let it sit for at the least 20 minutes to an hour. When you have thick hair like me, it’s possible you’ll find yourself utilizing all of it in a single go, nevertheless, these with thinner hair might be able to get away with utilizing half of the water and saving the remainder within the fridge for subsequent time (or for laundry your face later). I left the rice water rinse in for about half an hour earlier than washing off.
Rinse your hair once more, and admire!
Does rice water for hair work?
After utilizing the rice water to rinse out my hair for one week (two hair washes), I did discover that my wave sample had a stunning, extra pronounced circulation when air dried that I might often have so as to add product to attain. My hair additionally felt fuller with extra physique, with a lovely, nearly fluffy texture. As a result of I’ve thick hair, I often wrestle with my hair feeling weighed down, and discover it troublesome to attain a lightweight, ethereal texture. I additionally work out on a regular basis so whereas the rice water results did not final post-workout resulting from me being a sweaty mess, I might see the results persevering with to final till at the least a day or two after washing. With long run use, I might hope that my hair would behave this manner till the subsequent wash. I didn’t discover any change in size (it had solely been one week in spite of everything), nevertheless, that is touted as one of many immense advantages of a rice water rinse and I might see how my hair might develop sooner upon common, continued use. All in all, the outcomes are constructive, so get stocking up on that rice!
So…why does rice water have such nice magnificence advantages?
As a result of rice grains have a excessive starch content material (70-80%) and are filled with amino acids, nutritional vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this goodness saturates the water when soaked. When massaged into your hair and scalp, these elements pack a potent punch of wholesome and moisturizing properties seeping into the hair and. The starch from the rice coats hair strands, giving the hair a thickening impact. This starchy coating can be attributed for the additional physique, shine, and de-frizzing impact that your hair will get after utilizing the rice water rinse.
When you have coloration handled hair that’s boring, dry, and brittle, rice water could also be your ticket to more healthy hair, because it additionally reduces friction, promotes elasticity, and closes the outer cuticle, resulting in shinier, smoother hair.
As for hair development? Any remedy stimulates blood circulation to the scalp and clarifies dust and buildup will ultimately result in longer hair. Whether or not it is a rice water rinse or scalp scrub, wholesome hair begins on the scalp.
Though the magical properties of rice water appear countless, there’s one factor to look out for. Remember to rinse off the rice water completely, and to not overdue it, because the abundance of protein within the water may very well dry out your hair if not sufficient moisture is supplied. Start by solely utilizing the rice water twice per week and monitoring how your hair feels. If it is nonetheless feeling dry, minimize down utilization to as soon as per week and add conditioner earlier than the rice water for additional moisture. Improve utilization slowly, till you discover the suitable stability in your hair.
Fermenting the rice water might present much more dietary advantages to your hair. To do that merely observe the directions above, then go away the water out for one more 24-48 hours to ferment and use as regular.
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