The answer is fermented rice water. Yes, you read it correctly. The answers to all your hair problems are just a few convenient steps away in your own kitchen! It is easy and DIY.

If you want a sneak peek into the lives of the Yao women, watch the video here.

How it came to be

It all started in ‘the land of Rapunzels.’ The Red Yao tribe in the Chinese village of Huangluo is lovingly called this. They have become famous since the Guinness Book of World Records dubbed them as the world’s longest hair village.

The women in this village have been using this hair remedy for many years. These traditions were passed through generations and have survived the passage of time. And now we are bringing them to you.

Why is fermented rice water the answer?

The answer is fermented rice water
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It improves hair health as a whole. Here are the basics you need to know about this remedy. 

Rice water contains carbohydrates that repair your damaged hair. Yes, that’s right. All those years of sun damage, toxic hair dyes, and bleaches can be cured!

The carbohydrate remains in the hair after rinsing and acts as a protective barrier to shield our hair from further damage. Then the amino acids help make the hair stronger and less prone to breakage, so you can forget about feeling guilty about using hot hair tools. I personally cannot wait to go back to styling, setting, and spraying my hair after using this. 

Furthermore, it reduces split ends, cures dandruff, and can act as a hair conditioner as well. And the best part is, it’s a safe, inexpensive, all-natural ingredient that you can find easily in your home. It is the perfect DIY hair care routine. If you want to know how to achieve this shiny, strong, and long hair, keep reading to find out more.

How to get started on your DIY Hair Journey:

Step 1) Take half a cup of rice and soak it in 2 cups of water.

Step 2) Keep aside for 15-30mins.

Step 3) Strain out the rice leaving just the water. 

Step 4) Now leave the water for 1-2 days in a separate jar at room temperature.

Step 5) Then shift the jar to the fridge.

Step 6) Now that it is ready for use, add 1-2 cups of warm water to the fermented rice water as it is highly concentrated and need not be applied directly to hair in this state.

Step 7) Finally apply your hair concoction to your scalp and hair.

Watch the ‘How to make rice water hair growth rinse’ tutorial as well. The YouTuber Audrey Victoria tries and tests the formula right before your very eyes.

FAQs you might have:

Can I leave the water in my hair overnight?

That is not required as the rice water works its magic within 15-30 mins. Anything longer than that will be over the top.

What can I do about the fermented rice smell?

You can add a teaspoon of a natural clarifier like lime or amla to it. Even adding green tea can help resolve any of your scent concerns. 

Can I drink it?

Yes! Rice water also has many added benefits for the body and skin. It aids in digestion and overall gives health and longevity satisfaction. 

Voila! C’est magnifique! Now go on and try it out this weekend, I know I will be.

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