Beauty experts wax lyrical about the benefits of rice water!
How often do you use Google? We use it multiple times a day because it’s just so handy! We gratefully use the search engine when we need to know something about washing machines or when we want to read more about the British royal family. Lately, a very popular search term is ‘rice water’; its frequency has increased with 2,000 per cent over the past couple of months! So, what are the benefits of rice water?
We’ll tell you about all the things you can do with rice water and the great benefits.
In Japan, rice water has been in use for hair care for years and years already: it helps to let your hair grow and makes it softer as well. This Japanese tradition goes by the name of yu-su-ru. The Japanese women wash their hair with the rice water to make it stronger. The tradition has now blown over from Japan to the rest of the world and blogs and vlogs about washing your hair with rice water have been appearing all over the place. Apparently, rice water has many benefits for your hair and skin.
Why is it so effective?
Rice water is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that can contribute to healthy and pretty skin. It also contains an antioxidant called ferulic acid, which is a substance that can soothe and heal skin when it has been burned. Besides all of this, it also contains inositol; a carbohydrate that can strengthen your hair. After hearing all of this, we totally understand why so many people swear by using rice water!
How do you make rice water?
It’s very easy to make rice water. You’ll need about 100 grams of rice and 480 millilitres of water. Rinse the rice and then put it in a bowl and add the water. Stir it and then let the rice rest for 20 to 30 minutes in the bowl with water. Then, drain the rice but keep the water (obviously). Transfer the water to an airtight container if you don’t want to use it right away; it’ll keep for about a week. As for the rice; you can still cook it and eat it – no need to throw it away.
Want to know what kind of things you can use this rice water for?
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