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How To Make and Use Rice Water for Hair?

How To Make And Use Rice Water For Hair Care? 

Rice water is the starchy water left behind when rice is cooked or soaked. This residual rice water is full of nutrients such as amino acids, B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help make your hair stronger, making them lustrous and nourished. 

Rice water has been used in Chinese, Japanese and Korean hair care rituals for ages. Made from soaking or cooking rice grains and water, it is an excellent soothing and nourishing ingredient for both our hair and scalp.

Can Rice Water Improve Scalp And Hair Health?

Rice water is a well-known remedy for nourishing the hair and scalp. The high amount of starch present in rice helps to strengthen your hair and improve its texture over time. It also makes your hair manageable and soft. According to research, you can improve the health of your hair, reduce surface friction and increase hair elasticity simply by rinsing your hair with rice water. 

How Is Rice Water Used To Stop Hair Fall? 

Rice water can be used in many ways. But the best way to use rice water to stop hair fall is to use it as a conditioner. It contains a carbohydrate known as inositol which repairs damaged strands, prevents further damage and strengthens your hair. 

Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and rinse it off. Pour rice water on your scalp and hair, massage your scalp and leave it as it is for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with plain water.  

Some More Rice Water Benefits For Your Hair 

  • Boosts Hydration
  • When rice water is used as a last rinse or conditioner, it leaves your hair hydrated and soft. 

  • Improves Texture
  • Nutrients in rice water make your hair shine. They soften your hair texture overtime and reduce frizz and dullness. Rice water may also help to minimise split ends. 

  • Detangles Hair
  • Rice water makes unruly hair more manageable. It is known to improve the elasticity of your hair, making it stronger with consistent use. This also prevents hair breakage in the long run. 

  • Calms Irritation
  • According to a study, there is 70%-85% starch present in rice water. This starch helps to reduce hair damage and prevent scalp irritation and inflammation. 

  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Antioxidants present in rice water help to nourish hair follicles and repair damaged cells. This promotes healthier hair growth over time. Check out this easy recipe on how to make rice water for hair growth and other hair concerns - 

    How To Make Rice Water For Hair Care DIYs?


    • 1 cup raw rice
    • 1 cup plain water


    • Rinse the rice with some water to remove any impurities.
    • In a clean bowl, mix 1 cup clean rice with 1 cup of water. Stir them well till the water turns cloudy.
    • Strain the rice to get the rice water (you can use the rice for cooking, we only need the water).
    • Keep the rice water in a jar. Loosely cover it and leave it in your kitchen overnight to ferment. Don’t leave it outside for more than a day, otherwise it may get spoilt.
    • Store the prepared rice water in the fridge and use it within a week. 

    How To Use Rice Water For Hair Care?

    Here is a guide on how to apply rice water on hair and scalp - 

  • Hair Mask 
  • Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Then, add 1 tablespoon of organic aloe vera gel to a quarter cup of rice water. Mix them well. Apply and massage this blend to your hair and scalp gently. Let it absorb for 15 minutes and then rinse your hair thoroughly with plain water. 

  • Hair Spray 
  • You can also spray fresh rice water on your hair regularly to condition your hair. Make sure to spray it on clean hair and scalp for maximum benefits. 

  • Last Rinse 
  • After you shampoo and condition your hair, use it as a last rinse. Pour rice water on your hair and scalp and massage it gently. Let your hair absorb it for 5 minutes, and then rinse it off.  

    Juicy Chemistry’s Lime, Ginger And Rice Soap And Shampoo Bar 

    Our Lime, Ginger And Rice Soap is a multi-purpose bar soap for face, body and hair. It is made with rice water to hydrate and nourish your hair and scalp. It improves blood circulation on your scalp, soothes inflammation and gives a natural shine to your hair. 


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Juicy Chemistry soaps suitable for use on hair?

    Yes, our gourmet soap bars can be used on the face, body as well as hair.

    How often should I use rice water?

    You can use rice water twice a week depending upon your scalp type and concerns. 

    How long can I store rice water?

    You can store rice water for up to a week in the refrigerator.


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