Rice Water For Natural Hair Growth. A Treasure or a Hoax?!

Rice Water For Natural Hair Growth

The efforts to increase hair growth and achieve long hair have been one of the main goals for many curly girls in the natural hair community. Crazy stuff has been done in its quest and for many, the means justify the ends. The latest buzz on the streets, after the daily wash, Inversion method, daily head massages, Greenhouse Effect and whatnot is the rice water rinse that, according to many gives you crazy hair growth.
Now, this rice water rinse is not completely new in the natural hair community. However, it seems to me that there has been a newfound interest in this homemade recipe and I decided to dig deep, do a little research on it and find out for you if it’s worth doing it or not.
You don’t need to go very far or dig very deep to find information all over the net about rice water. I mean, tons of blog posts have been written about it, there are countless YouTube videos explaining and showing you how to do it and testimonies praising its efficiency. However, it is hard to find studies that will back these reposts.
Videos on YouTube will also show you how people have come up with other inventive ways to use rice water such as a pre-poo treatment, as a leave-in, as a co-wash or a scalp rub.    Some of the benefits people link to the use of rice water are hair growth, hair strength, hair shine and hair conditioning which decreases friction and facilitates hair detangling.

My Thoughts On Rice Water

If you’ve been wondering about diving into this practice, have been curious about it or would simply like to be informed then stick around a and make sure you watch this video I made about rice water and natural hair growth.
Just so you know, in this video I don’t go into how you can make rice water and how you can use it. In this video, I am focused on presenting you with the facts, giving you my personal opinion and, in the end, letting you decide for yourselves if it’s worth doing it or not.

Click below to watch Rice Water Rinse For Natural Hair Growth.



How would a rice water rinse fit into your hair routine, if at all?


VideoChinaTV – Huangluo: Village of long-haired women.
Study – The Effect Of Rinse Water Obtained From The Washing Of Rice (YU-SU-RU) As A Hair Treatment, International Journal of Cosmetic Science 32(5) 路 October 2010. (1 & 2)

2 thoughts on “Rice Water For Natural Hair Growth. A Treasure or a Hoax?!

  1. I use rice water for hair growth, and after about 3 months I saw significant improvement! I use it every time I wash my hair, and it’s become much stronger and has also started to grow. Definitely recommend this method to anyone having trouble growing out their hair!

    1. Hi, thanks for getting into the conversation. I would just like to say that hair doesn’t stop growing. Hair is always growing, the reason people don’t see growth is that it is generally breaking at the same rate or at a higher rate than it is growing. This could be due to one or a combination of reasons such as bad hair care practices, use of bad products, health-related issues, medication and even childbirth (postpartum hair breakage).

      When using rice water and massaging onto the scalp what people are doing is basically stimulating the blood cells in the scalp and increasing blood flow which will bring more nutrients to the hair follicles and increase the rate of hair growth. However, as soon as this practice is stopped the hair goes back to its normal rate of hair growth. Sustained hair growth is done through a good diet, good hair care practices and the use of well-formulated hair products that will cover your hair needs. When this is done, there is no need for long wash days full extra hair care practices. Still, if people wanna do it it’s their hair. I’m just saying there is a better way, one that doesn’t feel like another job and robs you of time to do more enjoyable things. I love my hour-long wash, my length retention and bomb! wash and go. 馃檪

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