The Hair Lab

Rice Water Hair Benefits: Everything You Need To Know

What is rice water & why is it good for hair?

With social media being flooded with the powers of rice water – how to make it and its benefits for hair – many users have posted their routine online, fuelling the craze for rice water and its exceptional moisture boosting properties.  

Rice water is the starchy water leftover from cooked rice or rice that has been left to soak. It is called starchy water because starch is a type of carbohydrate: most plants, rice, potatoes and wheat store their energy as starch.  

Traditionally, a rice water ‘rinse’ has been used for hundreds of years in China and Japan because of its nutrient-rich hydrating properties. Here at Grow Gorgeous, our highperformance formulas utilise the power of rice, with products that are fortified with rice proteins and fermented rice water, delivering transformative results for a full spectrum of hair types. 

woman showing the benefits of using rice protein grow gorgeous products


Is rice water good for hair growth?

Rice water has many benefits due to the array of nutrients in the water: amino acids, vitamin B and E, minerals and antioxidants. Rice water builds strength from root to tip, stimulating blood flow, removing product build-up and clarifying the scalp. Strands benefit from these transformative nutrients, leading to healthier tresses from the roots. 

How can I make my hair grow overnight?

For optimum hair growth, scalp care is important. To penetrate the surface layers of the scalp, our Sensitive Ceramide Rich Hair and Scalp Mask instantly nurtures hair while you sleep. Apply a generous amount to dry hair and massage in, rinsing in the morning. In addition to fermented rice water, this mighty mask is brimming with oat lipids, tiger grass and fermented agave extract to rescue itchy scalps, purify and boost hair’s natural defences. Discover a rice water treatment that leaves hair noticeably glossy and vibrant. 

13 hair benefits from rice water

  1. Penetrates the hair shaft to repair strands from within. 
  2. Invigorates the scalp by removing impurities and dirt. 
  3. Stimulates blood flow to the scalp.
  4. Reduces dandruff. 
  5. Strengthens and thickens hair. 
  6. Adds glossy shine. 
  7. Gently cleanses. 
  8. Remedy for a dry itchy scalp. 
  9. Reduces hair breakage. 
  10. Smooths strands. 
  11. Improves manageability and detangles hair. 
  12. Adds volume and definition to curls. 
  13. Prevents hair from future damage by coating strands. 

woman with smooth hair with grow gorgeous fermented rice products

Does rice water thicken hair?

Are you craving fullness, but your hair feels heavy and lacklustre? Itchy, sensitive scalps could be affecting strand density. Harness the power of our Sensitive Shampoo & Conditioner and replenish your crowning glory with a formula boosted by fermented rice water. The process of fermentation enhances the benefits of rice water giving a concentrated formula, promoting strand growth. 

Rice water shampoo

A fermented rice water shampoo is what you need if you want all the benefits of a nutrientrich rice cleanser, without the trouble of creating it yourself. Our Sensitive Micellar Shampoo contains a powerful blend of skincare and advanced haircare ingredients, combined with a micellar cleansing system for added purification. Nurture your scalp while enjoying deeply nourished, soothed and supple hair. 

Rice water conditioner

A rice water conditioner is a musthave to tackle sensitive scalps and provide nutrient-dense hydration. Our Sensitive Replenishing Conditioner offers weightless conditioning, plumping each strand with moisture for softer tresses that shine. Discover a highperformance conditioner brimming with a cocktail of omega fatty acids, that leaves your scalp nourished and your strands healthy. 

 Discover more about our Sensitive Range, read our 3 steps to scalp serenity and give your scalp soothing delight!

Rosalind Roberts

Rosalind Roberts

Writer and expert

Roz is a brand content editor that loves all things haircare! She has a Master's degree in International Fashion Retailing & Multi-channel Marketing.