Rice water has amazing hair care benefits. Recent researches have shown that rice water helps in improving hair elasticity. Rice water contains a carbohydrate inositol that helps to repair damaged hair. Rinsing or washing hair with rice water will improve manageability and protect it from future damage.
The amino acids, vitamins and minerals in the rice water strengthen the hair roots, add body and sine and condition the scalp and hair. Rinsing hair with rice water also brings shine to the hair and helps to keep it strong and healthy.
Rice water makes a great conditioner for the hair. A few drops of essential oils such as rosemary, lavender or tea tree can be added to it for extra nourishment to the hair. It can also be used in place of regular shampoo. Amla or shikakai powder can be added to rice water for better cleansing. Rice water can be used in many forms by beauty experts. Rice water obtained from soaking raw rice for 30 minutes can be used as a skin toner.