Accelerated Hair Growth Hack With Rice Water

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Are you on the rice water wagon yet? It’s a new year but the quest for thriving healthy hair continues. Needless to say, there is another challenge and this time it’s the rice water challenge.

Many YouTubers and hair related groups all over the different social media platforms have been touting the benefits of using rice water for hair care. Believe me, it’s a thing. So much so that in the many haircare forums I’m a part of, the new year’s resolution is to finally try the rice water treatment.

The YouTube Buzz

I always figured there is only one way to use it, but YouTuber Lana Summer shared that it can be used as a pre-poo a deep treatment or a post-wash rinse. Another youtuber recently also did a video outlining what we should know about using rice water. In a nutshell:

  • You don’t want to use this consistently if you have protein sensitivity.
  • It is not a moisturizer even though it makes hair feel soft, so don’t skip your regular moisturizer.
  • It’s not for everyday use as overuse can form a film that coats the hair and makes it brittle.
  • Consistency is key when working with rice water.

Of course, you can also find both videos at the end of this article.

In case you haven’t heard, rice water is a potential hair care treatment which boasts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been used by Asian women, particularly the Yao women for ages to not only help grow their hair to phenomenal lengths, but for health benefits as well.

The Yao Women’s Rice Water Tradition

The Yao women of Huangluo in Guangxi China, have a tradition of using fermented rice water to wash their hair in a natural stream; no shampoos or store-bought concoctions just the rice water that they cook rice in. They are convinced that the rice water is the main reason that their hair gets up to a length of 1.4 meters. Their elders have raven black hair even in their 90s, another feat that is attributed to the use of rice water.


They do not have intricate styles that require lots of manipulation. In fact, they usually have one jumbo braid or wrap their loose hair in a pattern and secure it with their wooden combs atop their heads. They do not use appliances such as curling wands, flat irons or instylers. Their only tools are a wooden comb and a scarf of some kind.

Their hair is usually wrapped in a turban around their heads, which serves two purposes: to keep the ends from being damaged and for cultural beliefs. They believe a woman’s beauty, which is her hair, should only be reserved for her husband so no other person should see their hair down. That custom has been slightly relaxed since 1987 to allow for the women to play their roles in contributing to the economic benefits to their region in the form of tourists. Tourists visit the region to see the modern-day Rapunzels. This is why in recent times we have been able to find videos of their remarkable manes which have earned their place in the Guinness World Book of Records.

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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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Lisa Mccoy

I’m starting the rice water today, I hope it works!!

Vivian
Vivian

It works

Mhiz Shasha

Hw can i use it

Alma Ruddock

Everything is in the post

Joi Davis

For all who going to try this please used brown rice. Some companies bleached their rice and traces can left.

Licia Ballen Buchanan-Allen

Actually, it is true that white rice is often bleached and loses some nutrients in the process but wild rice is best.

Jewel Harrison

That’s what I use….
The brown organic rice and distilled water

Donna Graham

I have my rice fermented now I use spring water instead of tap water and I use organic brown rice

Michelle
Michelle

So where are the videos?????

Olivia
Olivia

Page 4 just click the next page link.

Rashida Smith
Rashida Smith

I started using rice water about a month ago. It makes my hair so soft. I have two bald spots in my head due to a concussion i suffered about 18 months ago. The neurologist said the nerves were dead and my hair probably would never grow back. Since i started using the rice water i have a little more than ‘peach fuzz’ in these areas. So I’m really excited about this treatment. I’ll keep at it for 3 to 4 months .

Olivia
Olivia

How often are you using it?

Mia
Mia

What’s the difference between this and just using a good protein conditioner?

Sammie Time

My low porosity type hair is hard, dry and brittle behind rice water because of the protein is carries, so at first it was good but now it’s not for me

Latoya Drummond

It also works for women who has Alopecia Areata

Tekisha Washington

Michele so we shouldn’t use rice water daily, mainly on wash day and we have to have a clean diet. Oh and the video said that wild rice has the most protein. #somuchinfo