Who Has Gained Inches From Rice Water???

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  1. shawnyblazes

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    The serum ferments for 4 months. @Muse
     
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    Stunna Rice Milk on my scalp & fenugreek oil on the length..Silk cap on”Ready for Bed”

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Don’t have time to read the whole thread and I’ve only just begun about 2 weeks ago but for anyone concerned with the smell, add a few drops of essential oils. I add 5-10 drops of peppermint and it masked the smell of even 7 day fermented rice water. I add mine right up front when I’m starting the fermenting process, leave out for 48-72 hours then refrigerate the rest which I heat up (in tap water) before use.

    I typically don’t keep beyond 7 days even if I have leftover because I’m paranoid that I’m still putting something that’s actually stinky (and I guess rotten?) on my scalp even if I’m masking the smell. Also it’s so cheap and easy to make I just start with a new batch at the 5 -7 day mark.

    I’ve been using it mixed in with my deep conditioner under my heat cap and also as a final rinse. Too chicken to leave in because even though my concoction doesn’t smell like feet, it does smell like rice, water and peppermint and I don’t want to smell like that when I’m out and about. Again, I can’t attest for results but wanted to share how to hide the smell.
     
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    I put a little rice water serum on my face the other day.... and whatever dirt was on there rolled up and beaded off as I was massaging the rice water in.....:curtain:
     
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    To all rice water fans-
    Natures Ego has 2 new products
    1st-Black Rice Water Spray
    2nd-Black Rice Oil/liquid moisturizer

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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  6. shawnyblazes

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    My greys are out of control.

    Picture on left is today, picture on right is last Friday.
     

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    New product ALERT-

    Nur Creations”Fermented Black Rice Water”spray..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  8. Lita

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    @shawnyblazes Your hair is really thriving..Those grey hairs are pushing right through..

    •Thank you sooooo much for giving us an update.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    My rice water for tomorrow wash/dc day..

    Letting it sit overnight it contains-Moringa,Onion juice,fo ti,matcha green tea,cinnamon eo & peppermint..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I am coming in here to report on women who get that typical/average .5”/month— and how rice water can probably improve either or BOTH the quality and rate of growth of your new hair.
    A RW experiment/challenge would be really good if only for a week or a month in a protective style so you can really SEE your growth— for those that color their roots regularly, it would be really great for them as well.
    @shawnyblazes has made me want to put my hair in some cornrows for a week just to photograph for LHCF. (And I guess some proof for myself too.) I am certain my hair is growing noticeably faster and better than normal with rice water.
    Previously, I have gotten from APL to WL in under 1.5 years with protective styling and regular great treatment of my hair and minimal trims/cuts.
    I really, really miss my length and had no idea how much I would miss that 6”— I want it all back right now lol
    So this post is as much for others as it is for myself.
    Hope it helps someone!

    (FF to 1:10 for ideas on using your coloring schedule to keep track of your growth)
    Also worth mentioning that both women are Type 4 and credit low manipulation to their density, condition, and length of hair. Cause breakage is very predominant in Type 4 hair.
    I myself have seen a dramatic result in how I manipulate daily v. weekly v. monthly. The less I do to my hair, the better, but honestly, I do like to play in and style my hair so after I hit my goal length, I don’t mind having to trim more to maintain the density and quality— to stave off breakage, SSKs, and straggly ends.
    Some of you may not have made the connection for your hair type— but more manipulation is gonna impact your end result one way or another.
    RW has really improved my hair’s resilience and elasticity. The actual condition of my hair has improved, so I am extremely excited about what this means for the rest of my hair journey.
    Sorry for the super long post.:look:
     
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    I also want to post that my black rice is on its way via Amazon. I have seen enough beta testers to try it out. I mean, it’s just rice and $14 right? I’ll update on my use once I’ve tried it a little while.
    Also wanted to post some black rice videos that haven’t been posted in here yet:
    (Kinda long, but I feel like you can see her density is improving— and the length improvement seems more pronounced since she trims her ends and the visual aesthetic of her hair is better)
    (I think if anything made my hair have an adverse reaction, I would be hard pressed to try it’s counterpart— but for some skeptics I thought this was interesting)
    (probably the most convincing video for me lol)
     
  13. mzteaze

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    Hope you like the black rice. If you have a local WF, check their bulk section. My store has black rice for $4.49 a pound.
     
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    Lita you got me cracking up with these product alerts. ALMOST getting my PJism stirred back up.:lachen:Keep em coming it doesn't hurt to have options, hehe.
     
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    I got majorly side tracked from my treatments trying to test out combinations of ayurvedic cleansing powders to use with my rice water rinse. I put the RW rinses on hold because I don't like doing too many new things at once.
    Anyway, while I was looking at a bunch of shikakai/aritha videos on YouTube some commenters were complaining of the pastes being drying or hard to rinse out. On two separate videos two different Indian people commented and said a remedy for both of those problems was to add rice water to the paste. I really can't wait to combine the two.
     
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    @Muse You know how I am :eyebrows2: Trust me,I will keep em coming..:grin:

    •I placed an order today for-
    *Nur Creations”Black Rice Water Rinse”
    *Stunna”Rice Milk Leave In”
    :headspin:

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    @Muse Its funny that you mentioned this^^
    I have mixed my henna with rice water and the rinsing out process was very easy and my hair was soft,detangle and moisturized..It really works using it that way.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    @Lita That's just what I needed to hear, more confirmation! It's on as soon as I get my cleansing mix down. :woot:When you mixed RW with henna was it the only liquid you used?
     
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    @Muse Yes,I add fresh Aloe Vera juice to it..I get a small Aloe leaf & slice it in 4’s/peel/rinse off with warm water/place in blender until it’s slimy/take 2 tablespoons pour into strainer over a glass/add it to my henna/rice water...But the majority of the liquid is rice water.

    •The remainder of the Aloe juice I add to my conditioner.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Oh that sounds good. Thanks Lita!
     
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    @Muse Your Welcome! Keep us posted :wiggle:

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I sprayed four-day old rice water in my hair and immediately added my deep conditioner on top. I sat under the dryer for 20 mins. I combined it with my deep conditioner to save time. Is this a good method? Should I have waited for some time before adding the deep conditioner to my hair?
     
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    This is exactly how I do mine!:up:...:yep: (I use Steam - most of the time tho')
     
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    So last Saturday I tried the 6 day old rice water diluted (1 RW: 3 water). I really liked the results. My hair was soft. Since it was my first time, I decided not to add any moisturizer to my hair and see how long the soft feeling would last. After my hair finished air drying, it felt soft and a bit oily. I'd never experienced that before and I really liked it. I'd used it on my face as well and my face felt like it was producing excess oil, but when I touched both my hair and face nothing was left on my hand. The next day my hair was dry, but not crispy so I moisturized as per usual.

    On Monday, I wanted to go to mini twists, but knew that if I did I wouldn't wash it this weekend. This time I did an undiluted RW rinse, but I immediately put my hair into plaits in order to stretch it for twisting. My roots felt smooth all week and the length was smoother and shiner, but that could have been the shea butter. When I took down my plaits my hair was smooth and soft. I moisturized throughout the week, as well.
     

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    Curls & Potions Chebe & Mint Rice Water Leave-In
     
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    Still using stunnababez twice a day.

    I have noticed with the warmer weather we have had in the last 2 days my roots feel super soft. Like using curl activator gel soft. That silky soft feeling when using humectants.

    Every now and again I use a little oil but I won’t use anything else until May 5th.
     
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    Gorgeous results, @snoop! Those braids look thick, ropes. You could anchor a ship to a moor with them. So happy to see your hair thriving. You've worked so hard.




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    I started using rice water April 7th, when i sprayed it in my hair as a leave in.

    On April 12th, I mixed rice water and bentonite clay and left it in my hair overnight.

    (It gave me mild protein overload)

    April 17th (yesterday), I pulled down my curly bangs and it went much lower than it was supposed to.

    I went and investigated today...measured, remeasured, checked my pic from april 7th...

    And it seems that I've gained .75 inches in growth in 10 days!!!

    (I normally grow .4 to .5 inches a MONTH)

    I'm amazed, and will take some update pictures in the next 10 days to see if this was a fluke.

    (Don't watch my wash n go in the before pic...it was dry and shrunken from having been in a puff for a few days...
    It makes the before after look more dramatic than it should be, lol)
     

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