Rice Water: Can it really make
your hair grow?

*not mine!! press the photo for link*

Since the Heian period, women in Japan have used rice water on their hair to enable it to grow longer and prevent thinning.

It's a simple and inexpensive way which (supposedly) makes hair grow longer and stronger. Is it too good to be true? Here, we'll explore the potential benefits for hair growth and how it works!

What is rice water?

Rice water is the starchy water left over after soaking/boiling rice; it's rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including inositol, which is said to promote hair growth and leaves the hair silky and soft!

Can it really make your hair grow?

In a 2010 study, scientists had found that inositol supplementation had improved hair growth in women with thinning hair...

Inositol is a carbohydrate that is found in many foods - including whole grains, beans, and fruits. And it is thought by many people that it's the key ingredient to promote hair growth.

It has been shown to improve the strength and elasticity of hair, as well as to reduce breakage and hair loss.However, more research is needed to determine whether applying rice water can produce the same results.

Potential risks and precautions

While rice water is generally considered safe, there are a few precautions to keep in mind:

1. Always rinse your rice thoroughly to remove any debris before boiling/soaking.

2. Do not leave rice water on your hair for too long, because it can cause buildup that may damage your hair.

3. If you experience any irritation or allergic reaction, stop using rice water immediately and consult a healthcare professional - you may have a rice allergy.

How to use the rice water remedy

Repeat this process once a week or as needed to condition and nourish your hair!!

1. Rinse 1 cup of rice thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.

2. Place the rice in a bowl and add 2 cups of water.

3. Let the rice soak for 30 minutes to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

4. Strain the rice water into a clean bowl or container.

5. Use the rice water to rinse your hair, massaging it into your scalp and through your hair.

6. Leave the rice water on your hair for 10-20 minutes, then rinse it out with warm water.

7. Use a conditioner to detangle and soften your hair.