RICE WATER RINSE FOR SHINY, STRONG AND LONG HAIR. DOES IT REALLY WORKS? MYTH OR TRUTH?

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What is Rice Water Rinse?
Rice Water Rinse is the water which is obtained after boiling or fermenting rice in it.

What does Rice Water contains?
Rice water is a starchy liquid which is rich in protein and amino acids that improves manageability and strengthen hair, giving hair luster and volume. Rice water also contains Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Antioxidants, etc. 
Women in China and Southeast Asia are using this for years to retain the beauty of their hair.

How to Prepare Rice Water Rinse?
1. Rice Water Rinse by Boiling:
- Take 2 tablespoon of organic rice.
- Wash them thoroughly to get rid of any dirt.
- Boil them in 3/4 litre of water until you get a cloudy or milky white water.
- Strain the water through a strainer to separate rice from the water.
- Now dilute the rice water which you strained with 1/2 litre of water.
- Your rice water is ready for rinsing.
-  After you have washed and conditioned your hair, pour the liquid after it cools down on your head, concentrating on the scalp and massage gently with your fingers (not nails) to let it absorb in your hair roots.
- Do not rinse your hair again with normal water.

2. Fermented Rice Water: This is the one I personally use.
- Take 2 tablespoon of organic rice.
- Wash them thoroughly to get rid of any dirt.
- Add 5 to 7 tablespoon of water and try to crush the rice with the help of a spoon. Remember, you do not have to crush the rice completely. Do not strain this water.
- Then add 1/2 litre of water to the rice and cover the container with a lid and let it ferment for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, strain the water into another container with a strainer to separate rice and water.
- To dilute the solution, add another 1/4 to 1/2 liter of water into the fermented water.
-  After you have washed and conditioned your hair, pour the liquid after it cools down on your head, concentrating on the scalp and massage gently with your fingers (not nails) to let it absorb in your hair roots.
- Do not rinse your hair again with normal water.


WHY I STARTED USING RICE WATER RINSE?
Back in December 2018, I chopped 8 inches of my hair and got a bob because firstly, the bottom half my hair  looked dead, they were brittle and hair fall was on the peak. Secondly, the frizz was getting on my nerves as my hair would get extremely tangled and I would end up loosing handful of hair every time I combed it. I also have sebaceous dermatitis which was getting even worse. So, I decided to cut 8 inches of my locks and start taking care of my hair.

I am genetically bless with good genes when it comes to hair. I have thick and dense hair which grows almost an inch a month. My hair is a little dry and oily scalp. I have a mixture of 2A and 1B hair. Even though it sounds unrealistic, but it is true. Half of my hair are pretty straight and remaining half is wavy. I guess this is what happens when your parents have totally different hair types (one has 1A hair while the other has 3A hair).

I never dyed or bleached my hair. I never had a Keratin Treatment. I do not take any hair growth supplements.

DOES IT REALLY WORKS?
HONEST TESTIMONIAL

I started Rice Water Rinse from February 2019 and continued it till the end of May 2019. 

I did not use rice water until the first of February. And what I did until then? From December 2018 till the last week of January 2019, I straighten my hair after every wash (which means once a week) without using heat protection. And the outcome was, hair fall accelerated, and the hair which were
healthy before, were now started to damage. The ends of my hair were extremely dry and that's when I told myself that I need to stop now or else, I'll go bald.

From February 1st, 2019, I cut down the heat and started oiling my hair with coconut oil and castor oil before hair wash and deep conditioning it with my homemade conditioner and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. After washing my hair I wait for 5 minutes to let the excess water run off. At last, I slowly pour the diluted fermented rice water on my head, gently massaging my scalp with my fingertips (not nails). The rice water will eventually cover the length of the hair, so focus on the scalp.


RESULTS:

I noticed the result from the very first wash. I saw the difference in the amount of hair fall. The amount of hair strands I loose is 20-30 which is not even 20% of what I used to loose earlier. By the way, loosing up to 80-100 strands a day is normal. Also, I don't tie my hair because it gives me tender scalp and headache.

I still have Sebaceous Dermatitis by my scalp feels more clean and non oily for at least good 2 days which is pretty good.

My hair is not brittle anymore and the frizz is much more manageable.

My hair does feel more soft, I don't know if it is because of rice water or the natural conditioner I use. My hair doesn't tangle much, they appeal shiny and the tips are healthier.
The growth of my hair is subtle. What I actually mean is, I grew 7 inches of hair in 6 months and I only use the Rinse from February till May i.e., for 4 months. It did not work magically for me when it comes to hair growth and  I am not even complaining about it. You may say, 7 inches in 6 months is great but my hair grows fast naturally and it could have grown 4.5-5 inches in 6 months any way. But, my main concern for using Rinse was never to accelerate the hair growth, but to stop hair fall and this rinse, undoubtedly, helped me achieve that.

Rice Water Rinse was a saver for me. If you want to try it, I will say give it a go.

Just remember one thing, it works differently for everyone. I have seen people claiming that they grew more than 2.5 inches of hair within a month, which is incredible. So, be patient as
results vary from person to person.

I currently stopped using it as I am trying Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for a month or two.

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