Rice Water

Rice Water 

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Ok so first of all I am not claiming that rice water was the only contributing factor to my amazing hair growth but it helped tremendously.

Rice water promotes healthy hair growth and improves the condition of damaged hair, whilst also maintaining healthy hair.

When making your rice water, the rice undergoes a fermentation process. During this process substance called ‘ pitera’ is formed.

Pitera is known to promote healthy cell regeneration to maintain healthy hair & Skin.

Pitera contains vitamins, amino acids, organic acids and  minerals which are all amazing for hair.

So lets go 😊


Though Rice water can replace your actual hair conditioner, I have dry hair so I used a hair mask after my rice water application. This is optional you know  your hair and whether it needs more moisture after the application.


How to make rice water


1 .Application – Soaked Rice Rinse

Wash hair with sulphate free shampoo & rinse

Pour rinse water onto hair

Ensure hair is saturated

Pop on your shower cap / cling film wrap and allow to sit for 20 – 30mins

Rinse with cool water and style


2.Application – Fermented Rice Rinse

Repeat steps 1 – 3 from the previous method

Leave rice for 24 – 48 hours to ferment at room temp.

Then strain into a container


The fermentation method takes a little longer so I usually make a batch and store it in the fridge as this stops the fermenting process. This also means that I have a rinse on hand for the next month of rinses.


3.Application – Boiling Rice rinse

Boil ½ a cup of rice with 2x the amount you would use to cook with, boil for 20mins and strain the liquid.

And proceed with the application on the hair as above



Increases shine

Promotes hair growth

Hair is smoother

Helps to detangle hair


That’s it dolls, give it try and let me know how you get on.