Written by Najaam P Lee
When it comes to rice, I'm a lover. I LOVE RICE! Every meal possible, morning, noon and night, must include rice! From as a child, rice would sometimes be the only food I wanted on my plate. Rice made me feel good, gave me the quickest energy in the morning. So when I came across a video on youtube of real-life Rapunzels in China using rice water for their super long hair, I was intrigued. (see video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwP5GlF0IDM )
After watching that video, I began my research on using rice water for my hair, and its incredible to discover the many benefits including packed vitamins and minerals in this grain that your hair thrives on and also your skin. It has worked for me!
Let's take a deeper look at the benefits of rice and rice water and how you can implement it into your daily beauty regimen.
Rice, especially organic rice, including brown rice, wild rice, red rice, are packed with antioxidants, vitamins B1, B3, C, E, K, Omega 3 and 6, also minerals containing manganese, selenium, magnesium, copper, which assist in tightening the skin, shrinkage of open pores on the face, plus restores properties in the hair to improve elasticity and condition.
As rice water, its an Inositol, a carbohydrate that can repair damaged hair, and protect it from future damage, especially heat damage.
When the rice water is fermented it will carry amino acids that help in strengthening the hair roots and scalp, it will also smooth hair surface, giving it a beautiful natural shine and growth. Also, rice water can prevent graying of hair. On the face and skin, rice water can help heal acne, fine lines, scars and reduce redness, inflammation on the skin. According to dermatologists, rice water will heal dead cells in eczema. It promotes skin cell growth - yes an anti-aging agent, slowing down the aging process and it stimulates blood flow, attaining flawless, soft skin.
I included a video for you to see how easy it is to make rice water at home. Take a look and just follow the instructions below. I include 2 ways of making Rice Water.
1 cup rice
2 - 3 cups water
Fresh lemon, lime or orange peel
Another way to make rice water (shorter version)
1 cup rice
2- 3 cups water
I can’t wait to hear from you with your results. Lets us know in the comments below if you have ever tried rice water for your hair or skin or both. And what positive results have you achieved so far through implementing this beautiful ancient technique to beautiful, long, strong hair.
Till next time,
Love. Light. Frequency,
Najaam P Lee.
Najaam P Lee is the founder of Najaam Lee’s Healng Tempal, www.najaamlee.com She’s a Spiritual Life Coach, Health & Wellness Consultant, Healer, Intuitive Reader, Writer and Artist. To learn more about her work, please visit her website today, and follow her on Instagram-FB- Twitter and YouTube @NajaamLee