Who Has Gained Inches From Rice Water???

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  1. shawnyblazes

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    Lolol mine doesn’t smell. I was soooo surprised.

    I just used SSI Tahiti Cocktail with it. @rileypak
     
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    Hi!
    So, I cut 6 inches 4 months ago. Ive got about 3 back. I was surprised. So, I definitely think the rice water works. Just to go back to what Ive been doing:

    -Leave rice in water at RT for 4 days. Then refrigerate for 2.
    -Remove some water on wash day and heat it a little for use.
    -Place water on mostly the scalp and then the hair with deep conditioner for at least 10 minutes.
    -Remaining rice water from the fridge sits in the fridge until next wash day.
    -Once rice water is depleted, refill the same rice with more water and leave at room temperature to start process again. Only reuse actual rice twice (so for me, it takes about 2 months to use one batch of rice).
    -Rinse 4 weeks, rest one week.

    That's about it. I want to stick with it until the end of the year. Ill be back on Shea Butter next month.
     
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  3. shawnyblazes

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    Used Natures Ego Fermented Black Rice water leave in for the second time since I purchased it. Nice ingredients.
     
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    Thanks for recommending this, as I'd prefer not to make the rice water myself. Not sure why, but I think I'll spring for this product and see how it goes. How did it make you hair feel after first use? Have you witnessed any hair growth as yet? What about the texture?
     
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    Ive been retaining my length overall since incorporating rice water period. This product is fairly new for myself. Its the second time Ive used it. It smells nice. Its a pink color with a wet creamy texture. No grit and smooths into the hair really well. I like it more for refreshing and maintaining the hair. Its light after washing so you might have to pair it with something else for a deep moisture but its very silky in texture @awhyley
     
  7. awhyley

    awhyley "Zexy Lover"

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    I think I'm looking at the wrong thing then. I'm looking at purchasing the below;
    (eta: I'm seeing that they're selling this as a 'bulk product' but I'm not intending to spend $175)

    [Correction: Found it at etsy for $9.50 (12fl oz), so we're back in business. Scrolled down a bit further on the esty site, and found the product that you're using. Thanks!]
     

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  8. shawnyblazes

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    Yep, that's it. I appreciate that. Not sure whether I want a leave in or a rinse, (cause it might be easier for me to spray as needed), but now I'm seeing a whole slew of products that have me :spinning:

    I can feel my product junkie side awakening :angeldevil:
    (and I was doing so well) :laugh:

    P.S. I saw that you purchased 'Chebe Rice water' from another company in another thread, and wanted to know how it compared.)
     
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    Im using Stunnababez rice water leave in spray frequently. Just added Curls and Potions Moisture mist in and used this Natures Ego rice water leave in for the second time.

    I've tried Sirod Naturals Black Rice water spray but prefer Stunna babez and Curls and Potions over that because of the moisture I get from those two.

    I wont repurchase the Sirod or the Natures Ego @awhyley
     
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    I'll make a decision and purchase on the weekend. Since I don't live in the States, I don't know when anything will arrive, but hopefully by Christmas I'll see some considerable growth/retention.

    (Popping out to a quick meeting, will check on this thread periodically).
     
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    Hey y’all. Could you tell me about your favorite rice water leave-ins, please?
    I’m liking the Nature’s Ego Organic Fermented Rice Water Spray so far.
     
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    I like stunnababez and curls and Potions


    My edges have peach fuzz.
     
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    @IDareT'sHair


    ETA, the peach fuzz stretches to about 3-4 inches
     

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    Great Growth!:trophy:

    Is that Stunna, Sirod? Both? Neither? A Combo? Or Curls & Potions?:spinning:
     
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    I think both @IDareT'sHair
     
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    Hi there, I didn't make my purchase last week, and it's just as well I guess. can you tell me why you like the product? How are you including it in your regimen? How often do you spray?
     
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    Hi! Right now I’ve only been using it for about a week. It seems to keep my hair moisturized better than plain water or other spray moisturizers. So at this point I’d been spraying it on & squishing it into my twists and massaging it into my edges most nights.

    Maybe someone who has been using it longer can be more detailed about their likes.
     
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    I think @PureSilver meant the tag for you, her answer on page 4 is really comprehensive and all I can say is I’m seeing similar results.
     
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    I've decided to give this another shot. I had my RW fermenting all week. I'm not sure what I did differently, but I got the bubbles in the first few days and by today it didn't smell too badly. The scent was faint.

    This time, I'm mixing a few things in it and I'll try it as a leave in spray.
     
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    I'm really happy with my retention with rice water. :rocker:
     
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    Currently using Curls and Potions Supercharged Moisture Mist
     
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    Thanks much for tagging, and ratifying the results. How long can you keep rice water? I'm hearing that you have to use it pretty quickly. Do you keep it in the fridge? Do you have scented or unscented?

    @PureSilver, how do you measure your hair density?
     
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    I fermented some rice water on May 20 for 1 week then refrigerated it thereafter. I got around to tossing it in mid-July. It was still good to use, but I just didn't like that particular rice water (brown and mahogany -- I found it too strong.)

    Last week I went back to fermenting brown rice out of the fridge again for 1 week. It ferments really well, with hardly a smell to it. My first brown rice batch was in the fridge for about a month as I used it up and as time went on it went from smelling strongly like a dirty diaper to a faint diaper + sweet smell. The black rice smelled sweet from the first week and as I said this brown rice smells like nothing.

    I think the difference is how much I washed it. The first batch I rinsed once like everyone says before letting it sit for 30 minutes. The second batch, I washed quite a number of times, before letting the rice sit. The last one I made sure to wash "properly" because I was using the rice for dinner. :look:
     
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    Still using Pre-Made(s):
    Curls & Potions (Bamboo and the Chebe & Mint One)
    Stunnababez (Leave-In)
    Soultanicals (SPROUT Follicular Rice Tonic)

    Still have a large bag of Rice, but haven't fermented any lately
     
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    I got my Stunnababez leave-in & am using it now. Hubby came in the room to give me a package and twisted up his face. The scent is actually very strong- making my nose run & almost powdery to me but nowhere near as bad as the fermented black rice spray from Nature’s Ego. He said the Stunnababez spray “smells like butt”. Has anyone noticed a bad smell from this LI? Or is hubby just extra sensitive? (I couldn’t get him to sniff the Nature’s Ego so he could compare, his response was hilarious but so bad :spinning:)
     
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    Mine has a heavy Lavender scent but you can definitely detect the Fermentation of the Rice Water.:yep:

    Which gives it that Soured off scent.

    ETA: thanks for the tip on the Nature's Ego. I'll be avoiding that one.:look:
     
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    Awwwww
    Well I guess I’ll need to find something less offensive. I’m assuming the smell doesn’t stick around? Honestly, I’m not smelling the sour..... just the fragrance.
    Yes the regular spray has that sour smell but the black rice water is a bit much for me. I think I’ll use that one for rinsing since I already have it.
    Edit: I got up and came back into the room and OKAY he has a point :look:
     
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