Does Rice Water Help In Hair Growth?
There has been an explosion of life hacks over TikTok as more people took to sharing on this highly engaging social media platform, and who doesn’t love a good hack? One top trending hack is using rice water to promote hair growth.
Nearing 500 million views when you search the hashtag #ricewater, this trend claims that using rice water in your haircare routine helps to improve hair health and promote hair growth. It has also been highly endorsed by A-list celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Cardi B for its simple effectiveness.
What is this rice water treatment?
This trending treatment uses rice water (prepared by soaking organic rice in water for at least 1 hour and straining the rice after) to massage into the hair and scalp after shampoo. Let it sit for 20 minutes to an hour and rinse after.
Why rice water?
You may be surprised, but rice water improves the absorption rate of vitamins and minerals to our scalp and contains multiple nutrients that are good for our scalp health and hair growth such as:
- Inositol, a type of sugar that helps to increase hair elasticity that gives us smoother and non-breaking hair
- Folic acid and Selenium — pivotal role in hair cells regeneration
- Niacin and Allantoin — fights inflammation
- Magnesium — dissolves any calcium build up on our hair
- Amino acids — the building blocks of protein which helps to strengthen our hair, which is essentially a protein.
Does it really work?
With the myriad of benefits rice water has on hair, there is certainly no harm in trying to find out if it works for your hair. The only caveat is to not overdo it (as with everything it is all about moderation) as it can cause an excess of amino acids build-up which causes reverse osmosis leading to dry and brittle hair — definitely not the result you want!
Not sure if you want to go through the trouble of making rice water?
If dishing rice water over your precious locks is not quite the haircare routine you are looking for, here are some of our best-selling haircare products which contains rice stem cells and a high concentration of botanical essences that reap researched and proven benefits:
PHS HAIRSCIENCE ADV Elixir is a powerful scalp primer that exfoliates and rebalances the scalp to enhance its ability to absorb vital nutrients from subsequent scalp care products. This powerful serum is developed with certified trichologists and contains a high concentration of active ingredients — patent 5 complex, rice stem cells, green tea leaf extract and pan ginseng root extract to restore your scalp health to grow beautiful, luscious locks.
ADV Nutrition Shampoo
PHS HAIRSCIENCE ADV Nutrition Shampoo is a powerful sebum and dirt removing shampoo that deep cleanses the scalp to unclog hair follicles without over-stripping it of the natural hair oils. The key ingredients in this efficient shampoo are Rice Stem Cells, which is an excellent natural cleanser and helps to promote scalp circulation, Patent 5 Complex and Purslane Extract.
At PHS HAIRSCIENCE, we believe in the power of double cleanse. A daily double cleanse is successful in removing pore-clogging buildup that can cause scalp imbalances and disorders. After using the Nutrition Shampoo, we can continue to the second step of the double cleanse regime with the ADV Purify Shampoo.
ADV Purify Shampoo
PHS HAIRSCIENCE Purify Shampoo contains a high concentration of botanical essences and actives and rice stem cells that are crucial to a clean and healthy scalp. It unclogs oil, sebum and protein build up on our hair follicles promoting efficient absorption of nutrients to the scalp. It also helps to relieve itching and calms the sensitive scalp on top of its strong cleansing properties. An instant mood-lifter with the all-new cherry blossom scent, you leave the shower feeling fresh, clean and rejuvenated.
Be it making rice water or investing in excellent and certified haircare products containing rice stem cells and high concentration of botanical essences, the crux to having beautiful, luscious hair is always good and consistent scalp care. Loving your scalp and giving it the nutrients that it needs will always give you the beautiful hair you desire. Not sure how and where to start? Book an appointment with our expert haircare consultants for a free scalp analysis here. Let’s make 2022 the year for healthy scalp and hair!