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Can Rice Water Really Boost Hair Growth?

We all know how rice water can boost our energy levels and help plants grow fast. But have we yet discovered the beauty benefits of rice water?

Shigraf Zahbi
Rice Water

We all know how rice water can boost our energy levels and help plants grow fast. But we aren't aware of the beauty benefits of rice water. Yes, rice water can be used for flawless skin and long, healthy hair.

In fact, in countries like China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, rice water has been used as a beauty ingredient since ages. Let us take a look if rice water can really boost hair growth and its other benefits on our skin and body.

Miracle Liquid: Rice Water for Hair Growth

The science behind this miracle liquid is its composition. Rice water is made up of loads of vitamins and minerals. Historically, it has been used by people of all gender to promote healthy hair growth. It has been said that rice water:

  • makes hair smoother,

  • helps hair grow faster,

  • makes hair stronger,

  • and prevents hair fall.

Are these benefits backed by science? Studies say yes. A Japanese study reveals how the inositol component present in rice water has great benefits for skin and hair.  Let us now see how to make and use rice water for better results.

How to Make Rice Water for Hair?

The process itself is quite simple. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  • Take a handful of rice and clean it to get rid of the white cloud.

  • Soak it overnight in a clean bowl filled with 2-3 cups of water.

  • Strain the rice water for use.

You may also refrigerate the rice water if you wish to use it for longer durations of time.

How to Use Rice Water?

It is also very important to learn how to use rice water correctly as leaving it on your hair for too long can result in flaky and dry hair. The correct way to use rice water is as follows:

  • Shampoo and condition your hair and wash it thoroughly with water

  • Over wet hair apply rice water.

  • Make sure that the water reaches the roots of your hair. For this, use rice water on the roots first and then get down to the tips.

  • Leave it on your hair for 5-10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with water.

You can also use rice water on your skin as a toner.


Rice water has proven health benefits and its results on hair and skin have been tried and tested for ages. While applying rice water, just make sure to follow the correct recipe given above for faster results.

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