Rice is not only good for your appetite but also good for your hair.
Rice is full of nutrients like Vitamin B1, C and E which are beneficial for hair. It is believed that women from eastern countries have been using rice water since ages in their hair and skincare.
It can be brown or white rice whichever you prefer. In West Bengal you will easily find white as well as brown rice so it won’t be a big issue finding the correct rice for beauty treatment.
Rice water can be extracted in three ways. First is fermentation, second is boiling and third one is soaking. All the three methods will benefit the skin and hair as it contains the required quantity of nutrients which are necessary for supple skin and thick hair.
For the fermentation method you would require ½ cup of rice and soak it for 30 mins then after 30 mins strain it and keep it aside for 2 days. After 2 days there would be a sour smell which will indicate that the process is complete. After that put it in the refrigerator and when you are about to use it dilute it using 2 cups of warm water.
Another method which can be used to extract rice water is boiling method. This process is also very simple. You need to boil rice just as you do it for lunch, instead of throwing it away strain it into a container. After you are done with the shampoo, apply this boiled rice water and let it rest for about 20 mins on your scalp, after that gently massage your scalp and wash it off to get shiny hair.
Sometimes fresh rice water which is obtained by soaking method is also used for the conditioning hair. This can be a good alternative for the chemical based hair conditioner. For this method you will need ½ cup of rice which needs to be soaked for 30 mins then use that white water as a conditioner.