The skin industry is quite vivid. The most appealing thing about it is how it uses something extremely basic from the kitchen and make it into a product that not only treats the problem but also adds value. Rice water is just like that. While most of us either strain it and toss it in the basin, its uses for the skin as well as hair is quite impressive. Here are some of the recipes which you can use on your hair using rice water and you will get longer and shiner hair within no time!

Accelerated Hair Growth Hack With Rice Water
Accelerated Hair Growth Hack With Rice Water

Fermented Rice Water Treatment

Things you will need:

 Rice  2 Cups
 Water  3 cups

Procedure:

  1. Take a vessel and fill it with 3 cups of water. Set aside.
  2. Take 2 cups of rice and rinse it to remove all sorts of impurities.
  3. Add the washed rice to 3 cups of water and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir every 5 minutes.
  5. Leave it overnight for a day or two at room temperature.
  6. Once fermented, add 2 more cups of water and mix well.
  7. Pour the rice water into a spray bottle and spray directly onto hair.
  8. Leave it on for 45 minutes and wash using shampoo and condition as usual.

Repeat this treatment twice in a week.

It is the starch in the rice that helps in hai growth as well as in cleansing the scalp. The cleansed scalp leads to tighter follicles and provides a healthy atmoshpere for the hair to grow from.

Boiled Rice Water Treatment

Things you will need:

 Rice  2 Cups
 Water  3 cups

Procedure:

  1. Take 2 cups of rice and rinse it to cleanse the impurities.
  2. Take a vessel and fill it with 3 cups of water.
  3. Add 2 cups of rice to it and bring it to a boil.
  4. Do this till the starch rises to the top of the boiling water and the rice is cooked.
  5. Once done, strain the water in a bowl and let it cool down.
  6. Shampoo regularly and then pour this mixture onto your hair.
  7. Massage your scalp for 1-2 minutes and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Cover with a shower cap.
  8. Rinse your hair using normal water and towel-dry the hair.

Repeat this treatment once in a week to see best results.

This method intensifies the process even more considering that all possible nutrients from rice transfers to the water considering the heat that it goes through

Organic Rice, Chamomile And Shikakai Tea

Things you will need:

 Organic rice  1 Cup
 Warm Water  2 Cups
 Chamomile Tea  1 Cup
 Shikakai Tea  1 Cup
 Aloe Vera Juice  1/4th Cup
 Lavender Oil  25 drops
 Castile Soap  1 Cup
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Procedure:

  1. Take 1 cup of rice and rinse it under water to remove all kinds of impurities.
  2. Add 2 cups of warm water to the cleansed rice, stir and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the water in a cleansed bowl and let it sit for 24 to 48 hours.
  4. Now, add in the other ingredients to it and mix them well.
  5. Transfer it into a clean bottle and use it as a shampoo.
  6. Pour a small amount on your palm and apply it onto your hair.
  7. Massage till it lathers and rinse it off using cold water.

Repeat this thrice every week to see best results.

Rice Water when used directly after boiling helps in making the hair smooth and shiny. It also promotes a healthy hair growth. Mixing the ingredients contribute in helping with the hair growth while cleansing the scalp.

Green Tea And Rice Water Treatment

Things you will need:

 Water  1 Cup
 Green Tea Leaves  1 tbsp
 Rice  1/2 Cup

Procedure:

  1. Using the fermentation method, take out 1 cup of rice water.
  2. Take a vessel and fill it with 1 cup of water.
  3. Bring it to a boil.
  4. After it boils, simmer it on the gas and add in 1 tbsp of dried green tea leaves.
  5. Continue boiling it till the water turns green. Turn the flame off and let it cool down a little.
  6. Strain it in a container and mix it with the rice water.
  7. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse your hair using this concoction.

Repeat this treatment once in a week.

Green tea contains catechins, which help in reducing dihydrotestosterone which is known to be the major cause for hair loss. Using green tea on your hair once a week will help in preventing hair fall and fighting against dryness and dandruff. It also contains Polyphenol which strenghtens hair.

Essential Oil And Rice Water

Things you will need:

 Rice  2 Cups
 Water  5 cups
 Lavender Oil  5-10 drops
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Procedure:

  1. Measure 2 cups of rice and rinse well in order to discard impurities.
  2. Now, pour about 3 cups of distilled water over the rinsed rice and set aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Keep stirring every 5 minutes.
  4. Strain the starchy water into a bowl and leave it uncovered, overnight.
  5. Take a saucepan and pour the rice water into it. Bring to a boil.
  6. Once boiled, remove from the flame and allow it to cool.
  7. Pour this concoction into a glass container and add 5 – 10 drops of lavender essential oil. 
  8. Close and shake the bottle and your rice water is ready.
  9. Mix 1/2 cup of rice water with 1 cup of normal water and apply it to hair.
  10. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off.

Repeat this treatment twice in a week to see best results.

Esential oil in the mix ensures that the scalp is left clean and free from other impurities. A cleaner scalp promotes healthy hair growth and when the rice water is left on the hair, it adds amino acids, B vitamins, vitamin E, minerals and antioxidants which repair the scalp damage and also help with hair that looks smooth and shiny.

Rice, Orange Peels And peppermint Oil

Things you will need:

 Rice  2 Cups
 Water  1 large glass
 Orange Peels  1
 Peppermint Oil  5-10 drops

Procedure:

  1. Take 2 cups of rice and rinse well in order to discard impurities.
  2. Put the rice into a jar which is airtight.
  3. Pour about 1 large glass of water over the rinsed rice. 
  4. Take an orange and peel it. Add the peel into the rice water mix.
  5. Add in 5-10 drops of peppermint oil, stir well and shut the jar tight.
  6. Leave it overnight.
  7. Strain the water and rinse your hair using this water.
  8. Leave it on for a half an hour and rinse off.

Repeat this before your shampoo routine for visible results.

Orange peel and peppermint oil are added to mask the smell, however, the citricity of orange and properties of essetial oil both helps in clearing the scalp impurities and gently working as an exfoliator. The acids also help in stimulating blood circulation which contributes in healthier hair growth.


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Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

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