4 Easy Rice Water Recipes for Shiny Hair

9 Materials
10 Minutes

If you are looking for a simple way to make your hair longer, stronger and healthier, without turning to expensive products, look no further than this how-to receipt for fermented rice water.

I’ll show you the recipe for rice water and how to make a rice water spray, rinse and conditioner for hair growth, deep conditioning and strengthening.

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Tools and materials:

  • Uncooked rice (e.g., Basmati rice)
  • Water
  • Filtered water
  • Castor oi, coconut oil or other hair oil
  • Small bowls and spoons
  • Small jar with lid
  • Small bottle with spray cap
  • Ice cube trays
  • Blender or Magic Bullet
Making rice water

1. Make rice water

Put 2-3 tablespoons of organic rice into a small bowl and pour enough water over the top to completely cover the rice.

Making rice water

Use your fingers to work the rice through the water, rinsing it thoroughly.

Rice in bowl

Remove the excess water and transfer 2 to 3 tablespoons of rinsed rice into another small bowl.

Adding water

Add 1 cup of filtered water to the rinsed rice and stir gently with a spoon. 

Gently press the grains of rice with the spoon to release the vitamins and minerals into the water.

Covered bowl

Cover the bowl of rice and water and leave it to sit for 1 to 2 hours.

Straining rice water

Strain the rice water from the bowl into a small jar.

Rice water in jar

Cover the jar and leave the water to ferment overnight.

Pouring rice water into bottle

2. Use rice water as a spray

To promote hair growth, transfer ¼ cup of rice water to a small spray bottle.

Pouring castor oil into bottle

Add 1 tablespoon of castor oil or any other hair oil to the rice water.

Rice water spray

Add a spray top and spray the rice water mixture on your hair before you wash it.

Leave the rice water mixture on your hair for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.

Rice in pan

3. Use rice water for deep conditioning

Pour washed rice water and filtered water into a small pot and cook on a simmer until the rice is soft.

Rice in bowl

Transfer 2 tablespoons of cooked rice into a small bowl.

Adding coconut oil

Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or other hair oil to the cooked rice.

Adding rice water

Now, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of rice water to the mixture.


Blend the mixture into a smooth paste.

Rice paste in bowl

Transfer the rice paste to a small bowl.

DIY rice water mask

Apply it to your hair with your fingers about 30 minutes before you wash your hair.

Pouring rice water into ice cube tray

4. Make a rice water rinse

To strengthen your hair, pour fermented rice water into an ice cube tray and let freeze.

Pouring water into jar

Put two rice-water cubes into a jar and add 1 cup of water.

After you have shampooed and conditioned your hair, pour the rice water on your scalp. Massage it in and leave it on your scalp for 5 minutes. Then lightly rinse it off. 

Store your leftover rice cubes in a jar for later use.

DIY rice water rinse

You can store the rice water hair spray for a week, but if you want them to last longer, then freeze the ice-cubes as you did in Step 4. Then, you can store them for a month. 

Rice water recipes

You will love your shiny, strong, well-conditioned hair. It is so easy to make these rice water recipes for healthier hair. 

If you enjoyed this tutorial, let me know in the comments down below!

Suggested materials:
  • Uncooked rice (e.g., Basmati rice)
  • Water
  • Filtered water
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