Why Rice Water Is Good For Your Hair And Skin
Many experts like Dr.K.Harish Kumar, MD.DVL, Dermatologist, Dermatologist, and Swathi Handoo, MSc (Biotechnology), Professional Certificate In Food, Nutrition & Health believe rice water can have an amazing effect on your hair and skin. Not the cooked kind, the raw kind. You know how we rinse or soak rice, then strain it, before we cook it? That milky liquid is what experts say works wonders on your hair and skin.
The starch residue left behind is said to be super healthy to drink as well. It is so good for you that is can enhance your bodies blood circulation and promote skin cell growth. Here is another astonishing fact, fermented rice water can also help tighten your skin thereby giving you a more youthful appearance. Can you say pass me the rice water?
We might be newbies when it comes to the wonders of fermented rice water, but some on the other side of the globe have been taking advantage of its magical results for thousands of years. Asian cultures have been hip to the advantages of fermented rice water for centuries. It is not only a dietary staple in their culture, but it has long been used for skincare and haircare purposes in India, Japan, South Korea, and China.
Not only can rice water make your hair soft and shiny, some people even swear it makes your hair grow. At least that is what the women of the Red Yao Tribe in a Chinese village called Huangluo Yao believe. With very good reason too. This place is also commonly referred to as the "Land of Rapunzel's," because the women who live there have an average hair length of over 1.5 meters. Seeing is believing...
Is that amazing, or is that amazing? Yao women as old as 80 don't have a single gray hair and using the hair rinsing regimen will also reduce scalp issues including dandruff. It's mind-blowing to think that the water left over from washing rice has all of these hair growing, healing properties and natural skin perfecting capabilities. More importantly it's super cheap, so everyone can do this. A five pound bag of rice is certainly cheaper than any face cream on the market and it is a million times more beneficial too. Below are the instructions on how to mix your batch of fermented rice water.
Give it a try for a month and see if you can tell a difference in your hair and skin. I would love to hear your results. I also plan on giving this milky white liquid a try and I curious to see what how it goes. I will check back on February 28 to let you know how it went and I would love to hear your feedback as well.