Rice cooking water, strange but true, holds many good properties and benefits, especially for the hair, which can benefit from it in terms of both health and beauty. But rice water is also very effective for healing damaged skin.
It is also a valuable aid to combat thinning hair in case you do not want to or cannot resort to the products that are on the market, which usually contain various chemicals.
Using rice water, in short, can prove to be a very effective and definitely inexpensive DIY hair care method. Not only that, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, rice water, particularly the starch it contains, gives hair elasticity and nourishment.
Applying rice water to hair also helps its hydration, strengthening and improving its structure. Rice water contains inositol. This is a carbohydrate that has been found to possess the ability to protect the hair from root to tip. But it also contains other amino acids, and these also help hair to be thick, smooth and shiny.
The soaking technique:
First take a boule and pour half a cup of uncooked rice into it, then add three cups of hot water and let it sit for half an hour. After that, with a strainer, we strain it and pour it into a spray bottle. With that we spray it on the hair and let it sit for about ten minutes, then rinse. After that you can apply the usual conditioner.
Cooking water of rice:
In this case it is simply a matter of using the cooking water of rice. After boiling it, you strain the water through a strainer and pour it into a spray bottle. Before spraying it on the hair, you can also add an essential oil of your choice to it.