Hair Recipes

How to Do a Fermented Rice Water Rinse for Stronger and Softer Hair

rice water results
@Maryam Hampton

That rice you have lingering in your cabinet has another use besides being a complement to your dinner, you can use it in your hair! Rice water rinses are used to strengthen, soften and add shine to your strands.

Step #1: Rinse your rice 

rinse rice firstRinse off your rice to remove any dirt or impurities


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  1. Aneissa Adams says:

    Will the fermented rice water add a shine to your hair?

    1. Yes, it also makes it really soft.

  2. Naima says:

    Can I add the rice water to a hair steamer?

    1. I don’t see why not, I haven’t tried it before.

  3. Jaliyah says:

    Do rice water help with relaxed hair?

    1. I am sure it could be of benefit. When I did it, it left my hair feeling very soft and moisturized. The rice water is very nourishing so it will be beneficial regardless if you are relaxed or natural.

  4. Licinda says:

    I had one of the most vivid dreams yesterday morning..A professional rep was selling a room-sized three compartment rice cooker to ‘distill’ water.The bubbles were pushing out at the bottom of it and sucked right back in.It was dirt cheap for its size.I was absolutely AMAZED when I found a Pinterest article on this phenomenon this morning!God is sooooo faithful!!!Thank you!

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