Surprising benefits of rice water for hair

Published at : 25 May 2024, 03:00 pm
Surprising benefits of rice water for hair

Rice water has been used for centuries by Japanese women for beautiful hair. It is rich with amino acids, B vitamins, vitamin E, minerals and antioxidants. It has nourishing properties. 

Rice water gives hair plenty of elasticity that’s great for those with curly locks, while those with fine or dull hair will reap the shine-giving and strengthening benefits of the treatment.

The high protein content in rice water can dry out the hair and scalp if left in for too long. Apply the rice water onto wet hair as a hair mask before shampooing, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then wash it off in the shower.

Rice water should only be applied to wet hair. If used directly on dry hair, rice water's high starch content can make your hair frizzy and brittle. Do not use a rice water rinse not more than once or twice a week. 

The best way to do a rice water treatment is to rinse your hair with it between shampooing and conditioning. Make sure to saturate the strands and scalp, and follow up by massaging the liquid into your roots.