Next time when rice is in your menu, think twice before throwing rice water. This is rich in minerals and vitamins that is just perfect for hair and skin. Rice water is considered as one of the best natural beauty treatment to brighten skin, tightening skin pores, prevent wrinkles, skin spots and cell growth.
History of Using Rice Water as a Beauty Secret
The use of rice water have been done since 800 AD by the Japanese. The Japanese women used ‘Yu-Su-Ru’( the water preserved after rinsing rice) for hair wash. This water made their hair gorgeously shiny, long and thick.
The Southern China’s Yao minority from Huanglua village still have such long and healthy hair till their age of 80s. The average hair length is six feet in this village. The Guinness Book of World Records listed this village for having residents with longest hair in world.
You may use rice water in two forms – Plain Rice Water and Fermented Rice Water.
Plain rice water can be obtained by simply rinsing raw rice in water for 15-20 minutes. Then the milky rice water is separated from rice and placed in an air tied container then kept in fridge.
Fermented rice water is the water that is turned little sour after socking rice. The water is kept on room temperature for a day or two and then it turns into fermented rice water. It has high amounts of starch that makes it rich in minerals, vitamin E, antioxidants. The fermentation process also creates a substance that is called pitera.
Rice water softens skin, improves skin tones and reduce open pores.
Rice water is an amazing conditioner for hair. Shiny, longer and blacker hair!
How to Prepare Rice Water?
Preparing rice water at home is very simple. You just need a cup of organic white rice and pure water.
- Wash raw rice with little water to remove any dirt.
- Now add some pure water in rice and keep for 15-20 minutes.
- Swirl water and strain.
- Keep this water in an air tied container and keep it in refrigerator.
- You may use it on skin as a toner and cleanser twice a day.
- You may rinse your hair with it after shampooing.
Things to Keep in Mind
- It is recommended to use it just once or twice a week.
- You can keep it for just one week. After this prepare fresh.
Now just include this amazing easy and simple remedy in your hair care regime and don’t forget to share your thoughts and results with us.