What is Rice Water?
- Amino acids, the building blocks of protein
- B vitamins
- Vitamin E
These nutrients are said to promote:
- Easy detangling
- Increased shine
- Stronger hair
- Deferred greying
Too Much of a Good ThingIf you're sensitive to or overuse Rice Water, you may experience some undesirable effects. These can include:
So, if you notice these effects discontinue to back off your Rice Water use!
If you look online, you'll find approximately 15 million methods to prepare your Rice Water. Here are some basics to get you started.
Soaking is the quickest way to make rice water.
To use this method:
take ½ cup of uncooked rice
place rice in a bowl with 2–3 cups of water
leave to soak for 30 minutes
strain the rice water into a clean bowl
By nature, fermented substances contain a higher amount of antioxidants which combat hair and skin cell damage. This is the reasoning behind the effectiveness of Fermented Rice Water.
To ferment rice water, follow steps 1–4 of the soaking method. Before straining, leave the rice water to stand at room temperature for up to 2 days, allowing it to ferment. Strain the rice water into a clean bowl before use.
To make Boiled Rice Water, cover ½ cup of rice with double the water typically used for cooking. Cook the rice in boiling water and strain the rice water into a clean bowl and allow to cool before use.