All About Rice Water
We all want the same thing: luscious, long locks that look shiny and feel super smooth to the touch. You’ve probably gone through a million different hair products to try and achieve the hair of your dreams, but the truth is that you have to try out different shampoo and conditioner combos until you find the right one for you. Everyone has a different hair type and different concerns when it comes to their hair, from thinning hair to curly hair to frizzy hair, so it makes sense that hair care is not ‘one size fits all’. And while finding the best shampoo and conditioner combination for your hair will certainly help you get the hair of your dreams, using some extra tips and tricks can help you achieve results faster.
This is where rice water comes in! Used for centuries, this natural ingredient has been the key to achieving strong, long hair. It’s a perfect addition for those that love to use naturally based products and mixtures for their self care routines. Another added plus is how easy it is to make and apply, as well as the fact that you probably already have the one main ingredient you need in your pantry: rice! Originating in ancient Japan, women would use rice water on their hair in order to get long, smooth locks, and people still swear by this unusual beauty secret today!
It’s super easy: all you need is one cup of water and one cup of rice. First, start by rinsing and straining your rice so that you start with clean, pure rice. Then, add the rice to a bowl containing your cup of water, and mix well. Make sure that the mixture looks quite opaque, and then rinse it into a new container that you can close. No need to waste the left over rice, you can store it for new batches or cook it for dinner! After storing the rice water in an enclosed container, let it sit at room temperature for 12-24 hours. After that, refrigerate it until you’re ready to apply it.
Now that you have your rice water ready, here’s how to use it. First, start by shampooing your hair with a deep cleansing shampoo, like the Ayam Dead Sea Minerals + Vitamin B5 Shampoo. Afterwards, rinse well and apply a rich, moisturizing conditioner. You can use the Ayam Dead Sea Minerals + Vitamin B5 Conditioner to match with your shampoo, or you can try the Ayam Dead Sea Minerals + Caviar Conditioner to start targeting any damage in your hair before trying out your rice water mixture. After rinsing out your conditioner, massage the rice water into your hair and scalp, and let it sit for a few minutes. Afterwards, use plenty of water to remove any remains of the mixture.
If you’re already a fan of our Dead Sea Mineral infused shampoo and conditioner lines, then you’ll see how the combination of Dead Sea Minerals and Rice Water will completely transform your hair. Try boosting your hair care routine by adding the rice water rinse after shampooing and conditioning! Let us know in the comments below if you try it, we can’t wait to hear about your results.