It is very known centuries ago in east Asia and Egypt that rice water has beautifying ingredients. And women of that time used it for their face, body and hair.
Cosmeticians recommend rice water to repair damaged hair, as well as protect it from damage. As it contains of important minerals like iron, as well as protein, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and vitamin E.
How to Prepare Rice Water:
- Take some uncooked rice, wash it with cold water to get rid of any dirt, and then soak it in the clean water for 15-20 minutes, drain it and use the water.
- The second method, which is usually used for hair and skin, is to wash the rice, then boil it with water, remove the rice from the boiled water, and use the water after it becomes warm.
How to Use and Benefits:
Pour a cup of rice water on your hair starting from the scalp with gentle massage to the head. Leave it for 20 min before rinse. It’s ok to shampoo your hair.
Rice water is used to treat hair problems, because it helps to clean the scalp, prolong the hair and making it thick. Also, it can be used as a hair conditioner; after using the shampoo, put drops of lavender and rosemary oil with rice water, massage your hair with the mixture and leave for 10 to 15 minutes before rinse.