Rice Water has been known and used for hair treatments for centuries in South East Asia, China & Japan.

More recently, researchers found stories of women (The Yao Women) who live in a village in China with hair averaging 6 feet long. In addition to the length, it is also said that these women can retain their hair colour for decades and most do not begin to grey out till they reach their 80’s.

The Yao women credit the length and colour of their hair to the fact that they bathe in Rice Water.

Rice Water Components

Rice is 80% starch. Rice Water is the starchy water left behind after soaking or cooking rice.

It acts as a “liquid protein” treatment that quickly penetrates your hair and scalp, resulting in additional growth and curl restoration almost overnight

Rice Water contains Minerals, Vitamins B & E, Amino Acids & Antioxidants – The building blocks of PROTEIN.

Benefits of using Rice Water:

  • Make hair stronger
  • Improve Scalp Health
  • Increase shine
  • Aid hair growth
  • Makes hair smoother
  • Reduce hair friction
  • Increase hair elasticity

How to use Rice Water for hair growth 

Rice Water may replace regular conditioner – A person should do so by 

Step 1: Washing hair thoroughly with a shampoo

Step 2: Rinse out shampoo, then coat hair with Rice Water

Step 3: Massage hair and scalp thoroughly, leave on for 20 minutes

Step 4: Rinse off Rice Water with warm to cool water 

Step 5: Style as desired

How To Use Replenhair Rice Water

Follow steps above for conditioner replacement or daily use (ONLY APPLICABLE TO REPLENHAIR Rice Water)

  1.  Spray Rice Water to hair and Scalp
  2.  No need to rinse off the Rice Water

Does Rice Water grow hair?

Yes, it is beneficial for many people as it is found that it may improve the strength, texture, and growth of hair using Rice Water.

Is Rice Water good for hair growth?

Rice Water is a great way to reduce hair fall. It contains vitamins B, C, and E,  which will help in the regeneration of hair growth faster. In many cases, if you are having a scalp infection and it is treated, Rice Water can help in the regrowth of hair in alopecia-affected spots. 

How to make Rice Water for hair:

Method 1: Boiling 

  1. Take 1 cup of rice in a bowl and add 2 -3 cups of water then boil for 30 minutes.   
  2. Take the starchy water in a bottle and keep it cool down. 

Method 2: Soaking 

  1. Soak 1 cup of uncooked rice in a clean bowl and leave for 30 minutes. 
  2. Strain the rice and collect it in a bottle and it is ready to use it. 

How long does homemade Rice Water last?

Rice Water made at home can’t last more than 5-7 days if it is stored in a refrigerator, as it is a natural product and there are no added preservatives. Replenhair Rice Water Moisturiser lasts for 12 months.


It is a traditional beauty treatment popular and used in many regions in Asia. Many people find it very beneficial for their hair. It works for ALL HAIR TYPES, however it is advisable to test out Rice Water first and gauge how your hair responds to it. Some people have been known to be protein sensitive and may have an adverse reaction to the high protein content of the Rice Water.


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