I’ve featured rice water for hair and fermented rice water for hair and skin on the website before. You can catch up on earlier articles below:-
- Fermented Rice Water for Stronger Hair & Beautiful Skin
- 15 Frequently Asked Questions About Using Rice Water for Hair Growth
Rice water is the milky liquid you get from rinsing any type of rice. It is a great way to strengthen dry and damaged hair and promote hair growth.
It is a very popular product for cleansing hair by Yao women in the Huangluo region of China.
The key component in rice water is a vitamin-like substance known as inositol, which repairs, strengthens, and promotes strand elasticity.
Rice water is also rich in amino acids for soft, shiny, and silkier hair.
Can Rice Water Be Used as a Shampoo?
Yes, you can use rice water as a shampoo. It contains saponins, which is a natural cleanser. It won’t foam up like a sulfate shampoo but it is still effective.
You can use it on its own or mix it with a little bit of African black soap if you want more suds.
You can also try out one of the rice water shampoos recommended below.
How to Make Rice Water Shampoo
You can make rice water shampoo by boiling rice until the starchy water rises to the top then straining into a spray bottle like this one.
For more on using Ayurvedic herbs in your hair regimen, check out Tea Rinsing Secrets for Healthy Hair Growth.
Can Rice Water Really Grow Hair?
Rice water can grow hair when used correctly and you’ve eliminated other harmful practices from your hair care regimen.
Rice water is a potent partner on any hair growth journey and can help combat and eliminate hair loss.
Rice water is also one of my recommendations in The Ultimate Hair Growth Guide: Stop Hair Loss. Regrow Bald Spots. Fill in Thin Areas.
I share some of my favorite and best rice water recipes for hair in the book. Learn more HERE.
You can also use rice water as a hair rinse. The next article will cover the best rice water rinse recommendations.
Have you tried any of the rice shampoos above? Share your experience in the comments section.