My Hair Before Locs!
I’m sure you all have heard of and seen videos of people using rice water to enhance their hair. So Have I, so I decided to try it out This is said to be a best kept secret of Aisa! It is said that the starchy residue from the rice that is absorbed into the water is rich in vitamins and minerals and even makes for a healthy drink.
People have claimed that rice water has tightened their skin, improved the health and length of their hair along with enhancing their blood. They have also stated that rice water aids in cell growth and keeps the skin looking young and rejuvenated.
There is a tribe called the Red Yao in a Chinese Village called Huanluo popularly known as the land of Rapunzels and the women in this village have been using rice water to wash and nourish their hair for decades. They are certified in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest hair village.
It is said that rice water contains inositol, a carbohydrate that repairs damaged hair. Allegedly, the insitol stays on hair after the water is rinsed off and acts as a shield protecting your hair from damage. Some go even further by fermenting the rice water. Fermenting rice water enhances the existing vitamins and nutrients in it and nourishes your hair follicles which promotes healthy hair growth. Rice water is also said to strengthen elasticity and reduce surface friction. It is reported to have vitamins B, C, and E which further help in hair growth and reduce split ends.
My Hair Now!
Rice water is also promoted as being able to reduce dandruff and remove lice!
I want to see if the fuss is a must so I will be partaking in my own 30 day rice water challenge. I will rinse my hair with rice water once a week for a month and report the difference. I will also be checking for growth. Since I have locks, I will be measuring my outer locks which average 7 inches and the shortest in length being 6. I will do a update video or blogpost once a week and a final summary on July 5th. I have soaked my rice water and will be doing my first rinse tomorrow, 6/4/18.