Anyone know of a readymade rice water tonic that I can get in a store or online. I’m too lazy to make anything
Curls & Potions -Chebe growth rice water and the bamboo and rice water rinse
Uhurunaturals on Etsy- fermented rice water. Black rice spray also available
Soultanicals -rice water tonic
Stunnababez on Etsy- fermented rice milk conditioning spray
I wanna try rice water but I’m afraid of the stank .
Thanks for the tip! Maybe I will try it this wash day then. What benefits do you personally get from rice water?I've found that if you wash your rice like you plan on cooking it and THEN start the soaking and fermenting process, the water doesn't smell at all. It's only when you do the one time rinse that you get frousy smelling water.
Aww well I still may try it in the future but I think I’ll try some easier growth aides first. Rice water seems like a hassle and it stankI didn't really, and so I stopped. It was too much work to make and I'll be honest, I'm not comfortable with the idea of the possible exposure to mold.
Aww well I still may try it in the future but I think I’ll try some easier growth aides first. Rice water seems like a hassle and it stank
LOL @ stench of 40000 years! The reviews are definitely a mixed bag, guess I just gotta try it for myself to find out if it works for meI agree @mzteaze. At most my rice water smelled like baby sick, and that's me actively taking a sniff. Not great, but I've drank collagen that has smelled similar lol. I've left it for 2-3 weeks at most and still used it- because I've often thrown out the leftovers. None of these foul 'stench of 40000 years'¹ descriptions that I've seen. I can't tell you how many times I've thrown some rice water away because I just didn't trust it after a while.
LOL @ stench of 40000 years! The reviews are definitely a mixed bag, guess I just gotta try it for myself to find out if it works for me
Yes after watching a few videos it’s too many steps for me right now. I’m not against DIY but I prefer to keep it as simple as possible. Also it seems like a protein treatment as opposed to an actual growth aide, and I’m more so looking for a growth aide. I’m going to give MSM a try for a few months and if that doesn’t work out for me I’ll reconsider the RWThere are so many different methods to preparing the rice water. People are fermenting it between 24 hours and 4 weeks. Some are washing, some are not. There are folks who boil it after, some boil it first. Orange peels vs no orange peels. And then there are the various rices used. It’s like no two people are making it the same way. That’s why to some of us it smells like death, and other people don’t smell much of anything.
Yes after watching a few videos it’s too many steps for me right now. I’m not against DIY but I prefer to keep it as simple as possible. Also it seems like a protein treatment as opposed to an actual growth aide, and I’m more so looking for a growth aide. I’m going to give MSM a try for a few months and if that doesn’t work out for me I’ll reconsider the RW
I've found that if you wash your rice like you plan on cooking it and THEN start the soaking and fermenting process, the water doesn't smell at all. It's only when you do the one time rinse that you get frousy smelling water.
I did make it again after my first attempt, only fermenting for 48 hours, and it didn’t smell that bad. I still didn’t use it though. It just doesn’t sit right with me. Seems risky to pour “fermented” foods onto my scalp, with no real idea of how to properly ferment anything. I know many people have used it and are fine, but I feel like I would be the one to end up with some type of flesh eating bacteria.
Since I have all of these herbs and Ayurvedic powders in my cabinet, I decided to make an oil. I used fenugreek, amla, neem, tulsi, brahmi in a base of just olive oil with some eucalyptus and peppermint eo. I was thinking of adding some sublimed sulfur, because I think that’s what Njoy used in her growth oil recipe. But... since I only plan to use the oil as a wash day pre-poo/HOT, that may be pointless.
i never fermented mine, and it still worked (could feel difference in strength of hair) .. will google the reason for fermenting.In reference to the above discussion, I should add that I didn't boil mine and I'd let mine ferment for a week in the cupboard before putting it in the fridge. I'd have enough to last for over a month. I've tried with brown basmati and black & mahogany rice.
I've also made a batch of rice water that went bad. If you think that regular rice water is stank, you definitely know when you've got a bad batch. It smells literally like garbage (on a summer's day). And it had mold. If we are able to link to IGTV I have some really short videos of my fermentation experiments.
that girl is so unbelievably pretty, I haven't even pressed play yet. edit; i see this is an older post, for some reason i thought it was the latest. smh need some sleepI saw The Chic Natural post on Rice Water and thought I’d share. Some people don’t get “dramatic” results, but they still get results. And yeah, some people don’t notice their results. Or don’t get any But it’s a pretty cheap and easy experiment, worth doing if you ask me at least to try and see.
So recently I have been adding fenugreek seeds to my rice water mixture. Like you, my curls are popping and I've noticed higher moisture retention throughout the week along with increased slip when detangling! Rice and fenugreek have been game changers!!
I think moving forward I will start making my own DC using the rice/fenugreek water and adding some bentointe and rhassoul clay to it! Right now I am using it as a pre-poo and a hair rinse, but I think I will start experimenting with it being part of my DC routine (just to speed things up and to have fewer steps in my hair-wash routine.
This sounds doable and relatively cheap to do - however, my assumption about bentonite + rhassoul clays was that they both are drying and cleansing. Do you want to do this for the texture of the DC? Curious as I have a pack of green clay powder in the fridge for over a year now and cannot figure out how to use it up
I’m very loyal to Curls and Potions . I use the bamboo rice water and the Açaí rice water . I also take Olly hair vitamins and use some growth oils . This is after my second big chop 2 years ago . Tbh I was only supposed to get a trim and walked out almost bald . I wanted to whoop that girls ass. I basically had no hair . I feel like it makes my hair really strong . I started buying pre made because I don’t have any patience to make it myself .Thabk you so much and I’ll look into these