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Usually when we think of rice we think of something to eat as a side dish and something you should incorporate less into your diet. However, honey keep that rice in your diet! Rice is more than just a yummy carb. Rice has some many benefits when properly used.
I did not know anything about the positive benefits of rice until I became a Kbeauty junkie. However, using rice is an overall ancient beauty secret used in Asia. You can find this grain being used and many beauty products from Asia.
However you do not eat the rice. You use the water left after rinsing and or soaking the rice. Rice water has so many benefits! It is great to brighten the skin, it helps with skin conditions like eczema, and it is great for promoting hair growth! I have a simple DYI recipe for making rice water. You can use this on your hair and or your face.
Simple DIY Rice Water
- Air tight container for storage
- Uncooked rice (Use has much as you want)
- Water (If you wanna be fancy you an use distilled water)
Rinse the rice off for hygienic purposes. This first rinse is to remove impurities such as dirt and debris.
Place clean rice in a bowel with water. You can allow this to sit for a little while. The longer you allow it to sit the cloudier the water will become. I try to make sure it is a larger ratio of water than rice.
You would want to drain the rice and collect the wonderful water magic in a separate bowel.
Place the rice water in an air tight container for storage. Try to only take out what you need and place the rest in the refrigerator.
Below this video explains how to make rice water.
Fermented Rice Water
If you want to take your rice water to the next level you may want to test out fermented water. This will help hair become stronger, grow longer, and have a healthy shine. However, you can use this on your face as a toner. This will help brighten the skin and shrink pores by tightening the skin. For your skin use this one a day and after you cleanse your skin before you apply your moisturizer and SPF.
It is easy to make fermented rice water. All you have to do is follow the same instructions above for the simple rice water (steps 1-3). However, instead of immediately storing in the refrigerator you would allow the rice water in an air tight container sit in a warm place for 2-3 days. After 2-3 days you would place in the refrigerator to stop the fermenting process. This fermented rice water all together has a life span of 5 days. DO NOT USE RICE WATER OLDER THAN 5 DAYS.
Fermented rice water will have a sour smell. I recommend using some essential oils like rose, peppermint, or lavender to give it a boost.
How to use on Hair
As you know fermented rice water will not lather like commercial shampoo. However, it will leave your hair strong when used properly.
- Wet your hair
- Pour the fermented rice water onto your hair making sure your hair strands are saturated
- Take about 5 minutes to massage your scalp
- Rinse your hair with water. You can also go in with your shampoo and conditioner.
This video will show you how to use fermented rice water as a shampoo.
Have you tried this method before? Comment below!
This is beautbeauties approved! Happy hair washing and skincare!
~Besos and Blessings up!