Accelerated Hair Growth Hack With Rice Water

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Rice Water Preparation Methods

Since last year YouTubers have been sharing how they prepare rice water.  So far four methods have been circulated.

1. Plain Rice Water

½ cup uncooked rice
2-3 cups water

  1. The rice is rinsed off to get rid of any impurities or chemicals which may have been used in its cultivation.
  2. Fresh water is poured over the rice and swirled around until the water gets cloudy. This is strained off and used.

2. Rinse and Fermented Rice Water

½ cup uncooked rice
2-3 cups water

  1. The rice is rinsed off to get rid of any impurities or chemicals which may have been used in its cultivation.
  2. Fresh water is poured over the rice and it is covered in an airtight container and left for 30 minutes to 48 hrs in a warm dark place for fermentation to take place.
  3. It will have a sour almost sulphuric smell when it is fermented.
  4. It is believed that the fermentation process can be stopped by putting it in the refrigerator or boiling.
  5. It is then poured off and used.

3. Boiled Rice Water

½ cup uncooked rice
2-6 cups water

  1. As with the previous cases, rice is rinsed off to get rid of any impurities or chemicals which may have been used in its cultivation.
  2. Fresh water is poured over the rice and it is then added to a saucepan, covered and boiled just until the bubbles begin to form.
  3. It is then set aside to cool and locked away for fermentation up to 48 hrs. It can be used thereafter.

4. Cooked rice

½ cup uncooked rice
2-3 cups water

  1. Rinse off rice to rid it of any impurities or chemicals which may have been used in the growing process.
  2. Pour fresh water over the rice in a saucepan.
  3. Cover it with a secure lid and cook rice until it is soft.
  4. Strain the liquid off the cooked rice and put it to ferment for up to 48 hrs in a tight lid container.

Alternatively, instead of straining the contents of the saucepan can be pureed in a food processor/blender to form a thick mixture and set aside for 24- 48hrs to ferment.


In variations of these preparations, essential oils and even aloe vera gel are added to boost benefits and cut down on the smell that occurs with fermentation.

The boiling method is unpopular with some persons who say that heat from the process will only kill the nutrients in the rice, which of course, makes sense since a microbial activity is stopped with high heat and the microbes may actually have something to do with the efficacy of the treatment. That might be the case but one must also remember that it is at a certain temperature that nutrients die so that theory may be relative. What is sure is that those who have been using the boiling method have been reporting successful results with the treatment nonetheless.

So far, it is unclear whether the Yao women use plain rice water or fermented rice water that has been boiled. What is sure is that whichever type they use, they are consistent with their method of preparation and their regimen.

Final Considerations

The disciples of this rice water method for hair care are growing. We constantly seek the next big thing in hair care, that thing that is going to catapult our efforts to the next level so we can have the long healthy tresses we desire. It’s great to have something else that seemingly works for all hair types.

It just so happens that right now, rice water has the spotlight, and why wouldn’t it with all the reviews we see on YouTube along with the science behind it? The thing is that no matter what you put on your hair there are some things that you can’t lose sight of.

Just look at the Yao women. Their region is practically untouched so they don’t have the overrun of pollutants and toxins you would find in modernized cities. Their springs flow pristine from their mountains complete with minerals and vitamins that can only be had in a natural environment such as they have maintained. This coupled with the fact that their food and medicines are primarily organic, no doubt has a strong bearing on the hair they sprout.

Do you know what all this means?

  1. Make sure your products are as close to their natural state as possible.
  2. Simplicity is a treasure. It is best not to have a complex regimen.
  3. You must design your diet to reflect the healthy hair you want because with a healthy lifestyle you reap optimal results.
  4. Consistency breeds favorable results.

Now that you know all you need to know about rice water, are you more likely to include it in your regimen? Share your views after watching the videos on the next page.

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

Tamika Jones

First,y’all swear our hair has letters&numbers(kinky b 12 and other dumbness)and now y’all telling us to waste rice by cooking it&putting the water in our hair?? I’m good dawg,I don’t have letters&number hair and I’m not gon smell like a Sunday breakfast at Grandmas.

Charlotte Johnson

Tamika Jones this really works I’ve been doing it for 6 months now it makes your hair very silky and it grows very fast. You don’t have to cook the whites take a half a couple rice put it in a couple water let it sit overnight strain the rice after you shampoo and condition your hair for the rice water on your hair let it sit for a hour with the pastor cap on rent it out and I promise you you will feel the difference in your hair it is the bomb I am 65 years old and I wouldn’t lie to you.

Atoysha Toy Wells-Bassene

Tamika Jones you don’t cook it and you use very little. you can also simply buy it already made. There’s a lady on Etsy that I buy from and love her products

Charlotte Johnson

Personally I like to use it as a post rents because it coach your hair and at least my hair silky all the way up until the next shampoo it keeps my hair hydrated my area