Don't we all love those hair care home remedies that don't require hours of prep time, a major chunk of your salary to be only spent on hair care products which let's face it, you've done little to no research on and aren't that smelly? Absolutely, yes!
We've always been there for all you beautiful curlies but it's time that you're there for yourself now as well, do your research, whip up easy and quick remedies, and not be pushed so far to the brink where you want to chop all that beautiful hair off.
Today we have got rice water extract and fermented rice water extract for you, we'll discuss the difference between the two and the amazing qualities that it has to offer.
Rice, along with being a staple in many places, has also proved its skillfulness as a rather attractive beauty agent. Talking about hair care, from delaying those greys to making the roots stronger and healthier, it has got a lot to offer. So without any further ado, let's get straight into it.
Difference between Rice Water and Fermented Rice water
Rice water is simply the starchy fluid that arises on top of the pan while you're cooking rice. Fermented rice water on the other hand, is only an extension of rice water where the starch or rice water is kept aside for a while to let it turn sour.
How to prepare fermented rice water?
Step 1: Begin by cooking rice
Step 2: When the rice is almost cooked then strain the water and keep it in a separate container.
Step 3: In the morning, you'll observe that the water has turned sour and has started fermenting. Fermentation process basically depends on the room temperature though, warmer the temperature, quickly rice water will start fermenting and vice versa.
How to use/apply Fermented Rice Water
Yeah we know, it definitely sounds weird and perhaps even weirder to try but trust us when we say this, fermented rice water is like an elixir of life to your hair care approach. One drop of it and your hair would seem rejuvenated and refreshed like never before, something no hair treatment and expensive spas could ever achieve.
What you've to do is very simple: after shampooing your hair, mix fermented rice water with equal parts of plain water and add a few drops of essential oil to it for added fragrance. Apply it thoroughly, gently massage your scalp and let it sit for roughly 5-7 minutes. Afterwards, rinse it off using lukewarm water and you've got yourself a head which smells of success and a new vigor.
Benefits of Fermented Rice Water
- Vitamin induced- fermented rice water is said to be rich in vitamins B, C and E and a ton of minerals. Talking of hair management, it provides nourishment to the hair, hydration and makes the root stronger and healthier than ever.
- Repairs damaged hair cells- fermented rice water also fixes damaged hair cells which in turn lead to a shiny, strong and beautiful hair.
- Suitable pH level- pH level mainly indicates the acidity or basicity of a substance. Therefore, it becomes very important to maintain pH levels otherwise it would have adverse repercussions in the form of unexplained hair fall, excessive itchiness and more. Rice water has proven to be slightly harsh on the head as compared to fermented rice water. The extra smoothness and softness that fermented rice water provides gives it an edge and acts as a better replacement.
We hope this article cleared all your doubts regarding rice water and fermented rice water. So the next time that you cook rice, don't throw away the starchy liquid for it proves to be extremely helpful and useful for fixing all your hair problems.
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