I started using rice water at the end of last November. I do notice a boost in growth when I use it. My usual .5” a month increases to 1-1.5” depending on how often I use it. I also experience decreased shedding and fewer tangles I’m not protein sensitive, so I spray it in my hair 2-3x weekly when I’m on my regimen. I fell off last month and used it for the first time since early February today as my wash water. Fun Fact you never wanted to know: Month old rice water smells like dookie. I washed with it just to get back in the game and I’m curious to see if it is still effective. Once I use it up, I will have a fresh batch ready.