Rice has been used for thousands of years in the China, Japan, and other Asian countries. It’s some of the mainstays of nutrients in the diet, but many people don't know it's also one of the ways Asian women retain their beauty. They use rice water for cleansing the skin as well as rice milk to keep the wrinkles away.
Rice contains inositol, a carbohydrate that repairs damaged hair, and protects it from damage. It keeps the gray hair out of the head until very late in life, and helps the hair grow. Inositol stays inside the hair even after rinsing. This offers continued hair protection and beautifying effects on hair.
How to Make Rice Water
Making rice water is very easy
1/2 cup rice
4 cups water
- Pour water over rice, let stand 20 to 40 minutes, strain liquid into a container
Use with a cotton ball for a skin toner, pour on your hair and massage in for a minute or two
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
Just be sure you make small batches. It will spoil if you let it sit in the bathroom. Store it in the frig between uses. When you make the rice water, don't throw away the rice. Cook it and enjoy with stir fry vegetables or whatever you like.
Some articles say to rinse the rice, then add more water. There is no need to rinse it since it's rinsed very well before it's even bagged up for shipping. Although, you can rinse it, if you want.
You can make enough rice water for a bath, you'll have a lot of wasted rice. Making up small batches helps to keep it fresh for use. Rice water contains amino acids, vitamins and minerals, which strengthen hair roots, conditions the scalp, hair and adds body and shine to the hair. It also helps to moisturize, supplies antioxidant, and has healing properties for the skin and hair.
Why not give rice water a try since it's so easy to make?
The women of Yao, a village of Huangluo in China, have the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s longest hair village.” They use rice water to condition, detangle and manage their hair. The average length of hair in Yao is 6 feet. That's a lot of hair for this small village. You can use rice water or rice milk to help your hair grow faster. The women of Yao also use rice water for a skin toner, skin cleansers, and full body washes.
You can use rice water to lose weight. Just drink rice water throughout the day and you'll soon start losing weight. Cutting down on your calories will also help lose weight faster. Plus, you can eat the rice after you make the rice water.