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Last Updated Wednesday April 25 2018 01:55 PM IST

7 benefits of rice water for hair you didn't know

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Rice water

If you are someone who throws left over water after boiling rice deep into the stink, its high time you stop doing this. Did you know that rice water has amazing hair care properties? Rich in vitamins and minerals , this miraculous starch water will repair damaged hair effectively.

Here are a few reasons why you must include rice water in your daily beauty regime:

» Rich in Vitamin B, C and e, it helps regenerating hair. Regular use of rice water aids hair growth.

» Proteins in rice water will turn frizzy hair into soft and shiny.

» Removes split ends. Soak brittle hair strands in rice water for 15-20 minutes. Repeat the procedure to see visibly better results.

» Removes Dandruff:The menace of white flaky dandruff can be embarrassing as well as a main cause of hair loss. Daily use of rice water will prevent dandruff formation and keeps your scalp clean and tidy.

» Eliminates lice and nits instantly.

» Works as a cost effective conditioner. Apply rice water on hair starnds and leave for a few minutes. Wash well with cold water to get smooth free flowing hair.

» It has cooling effects and thus helps keep you cool, especially in summers.

Note:You may also fermented rice water for the process. Leave rice water overnight until it turns slightly sour, indicating that it has begun to ferment. Fermented rice water contains a compound called 'pitera' that is is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and organic acids . This helps in cell regeneration. Remember to dilute it with plain water if its fermented excessively.

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