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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by I Am So Blessed, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. snoop

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    So, I've decided to give this a go. I've had my rice soaking for about two hours but my water still looks pretty clear. When I normally wash the rice the water doesn't get cloudy and if I remember correctly it doesn't really get cloudy when cooking. I'm using brown basmati rice. It is not par boiled.

    Has anyone experienced this? Should I continue as is or try boiling?
     
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    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    It won't get milky unless you plan on fermenting for 24-48 hours. If you place it in a cool area, it might not turn milky or smell either. I placed my first batch using brown rice in the basement and it didn't look like what you see from others.
     
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  3. Muse

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    I've never used brown rice for this but I would try what mzteaze suggested.
     
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    Thank you. Should I take the rice out first then ferment?
     
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  5. mzteaze

    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    You can. I don't bother though.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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  7. Everything Zen

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    I'll try to make a run this week. BTW I made a rice water concoction for FH that fermented for 36 hours before I stopped the process by putting it in the fridge. Again little to no smell. I'll keep pushing the envelope. He complained about the cold bc I left it in the fridge but he used it while showering with a conditioning cap for almost 30 minutes before rinsing (ran out of hot water). He noticed his hair felt really smooth afterwards, but he expected "something" else to let him know it was going to work :rolleyes:. I was not in the mood (severe menstrual cramps combined with fever from the flu) and called him everything but a child of God. :lol:
     
  8. Jas123

    Jas123 The Star of a Story

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    So, it seems a majority of people who try rice water use white or brown rice. Has anyone here used black rice?
    This vid showed up in my recommended and I thought some of you might find it interesting.
    Also, though rice water is often used for hair (and that’s the focus of this thread) I’ve also heard it’s an amazing facial toner. I’m gearing up to try mine on my face next month as part of a 30 Day Challenge.
     
  10. Saludable84

    Saludable84 Better Late Than Ugly

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    I tried this a while back. I fermented my water for 48 hours and then placed it in the fridge. I liked it, smoother hair and better detangling, but I hated fermenting the rice weekly. Mostly because I’m lazy. I didn’t see great growth but I definitely ain’t have knots :look:

    My mom asked me about it and I told her to try it. It’s defintiely something worth trying, as fermented/acid products can be good for our hair and skin/scalp. It’s also natural and you know what you’re putting in your hair.
     
  11. Muse

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    Never tried black rice. Are you thinking about trying it?
     
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    Bought several Pre-Mix (as well as fermented my own).

    I'd make my RW on wash day allow to ferment until the next Wash Day. (And yassss it stanks):barf:
    (as reflected in another RW Thread)

    I wonder how long the Pre-Made's are fermenting their RW?

    Here are a couple of the Pre-Made's I've purchased:
    Curls & Potions Bamboo & RW Rinse
    Curls & Potions Chebe & RW L-I
    Soultanicals RW Follicle Booster
    CeCe Naturals Fermented RW DC'er
    Stunnababez Fermented RW *bought but haven't received*

    Like doing the Rinses and Deep Conditioners liked the results.
     
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    I had some leftover fenugreek and aloe vera gel so that got added to my rice water. I sprayed it on after henna. My hair felt so nice I didn't follow with a DC.
     
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    I like rice water rinses. The first time I made it, I let mine ferment for 24 hrs. It didn’t have much of a smell. I applied to clean hair & let it sit for about 20 minutes and rinsed. I let my hair get about 80% dry before I deep conditioned so I could see if I felt a difference to my hair. I didn’t notice anything special.

    So I read some people’s experience on another hair board and decided to let mine ferment until it smelled spoiled. I kept checking on the smell daily and by the 4th day, it smelled like spoiled milk. I put it in the fridge to stop the fermentation process. I applied it to clean hair and let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed. I let it dry about 80% before deep conditioning. My hair felt amazing! I probably didn’t even need to use conditioner after. And it’s a different feel. Not the kind of soft I get from using conditioner but more like healthy, nourished hair.

    So for my hair, it needs to ferment longer to get those results. The smell went away after deep conditioning.
     
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    @IDareT'sHair Are these mixes as potent as rice water that you make yourself? Do you get the exact same results?
     
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    @VinDieselsWifey Hmmm...now you've got me thinking. The day I started using RW as my pre poo rinse is also the day I used 48 hour fermented RW for the first time because I had to wash my hair a day later than planned. I credited my better results to the fact that I was immediately washing the excess starch out but perhaps some of it was because I fermented for 48 hours instead of my usual 24.
    What was the other hair board you were looking at?:sekret:
     
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    I read a long thread on long hair community.
     
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    I really like the Pre-Made(s). No smell. Both ST'icals and Curls & Potions have an Herbally smell.

    The Fermented RW DC'er has the typical Vanilla DC'er sent.

    Since each were used in different ways, it's hard to say if I got the same results as my own DIY RW mix?

    But I enjoy the Pre-Mades and wonder how long they are allowing their RW's to ferment?

    And I am sure they are using additives and preservatives to enhance shelf-life.
     
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    I can say that my scalp is improving. It’s definitely scaling and peeling but not bleeding which causes that perpetual cycle of failure to heal properly that I struggle with when dealing with with seborrheic dermatitis. Granted this could also be due to me not wearing wigs daily due to my new job but I also did a deep conditioner and cleanse without wearing wigs and my scalp still scaled other and bled a week ago so... :yep:
     
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    I totally am. But black rice is a lil bit pricey for what could be such a long shot. I’ve only seen it mentioned here and there, so not quite enough beta testers for me to throw my head of hair into the experiment. I am dang curious though.
     
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    I use PJN black rice water scalp detox but this isn’t your regular scalp detox,one must let it sit on your hair for at least 5min/wash out..What I did notice,very strong hair that felt kind of coated,so I followed up with a moisturizing rinse out and my curls were very defined and shiny.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    @Muse @IDareT'sHair on Stunna Etsy page she does have a Rice Water Milk serum that has been fermented for 4months..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Interesting? :scratchchin:

    Thanks!:sneakyhug:
     
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    @IDareT'sHair I think I will purchase this at a later date to compare..:drunk:

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Speaking of Stunna - wonder when my Combo will ship? Lemme convo them.
     
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    Waiting on my one thing too @IDareT'sHair :look:
     
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    My dd cooked rice and decided to save the water for me. How sweet. I took a look at it this morning and it had kind of a film on the surface. I poured it out.

    I’m laughing at myself because I used month old booty water but somehow this was a bridge too far!

    Bless her heart though. I forgot I never showed her how I do it. So, I’m starting over today.
     
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