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Who Has Gained Inches From Rice Water???

beloved1bx

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I did a 3 month challenge with myself and rice water, I went from an 11in mark on my shirt to a 16 in mark!!! I really cant believe it. So I documented what I did and before and after pic...

Thanks for posting. This is encouraging especially since I haven't been tracking my own growth. Maybe you mentioned this is the vid but how long do you let your rice water ferment? And how often do you use the rice water - every day? Every wash day?
 

NCHairDiva

WAIST LENGTH 2019
Thanks for posting. This is encouraging especially since I haven't been tracking my own growth. Maybe you mentioned this is the vid but how long do you let your rice water ferment? And how often do you use the rice water - every day? Every wash day?

I let mine ferment for 24-48hrs.... I use it almost every day but at least 4 times a week. I just got a trim and now I am about to step my game up and see howevlse I can make it work!
 

Tefnut

Well-Known Member
After you use the rice water spray, do you use any type of moisturizer as a follow-up? TIA!
I let mine ferment for 24-48hrs.... I use it almost every day but at least 4 times a week. I just got a trim and now I am about to step my game up and see howevlse I can make it work!
 

nyeredzi

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I was using it as a rinse 1x per week, hoping it could be a cheap protein treatment. Didn't really find it suitable for that, wasn't giving me the strength I wanted. I did an Aphogee keratin treatment and that gave me what i wanted. I'm going to leave rice water alone for now
 

FlyingCrane

4a/Relaxed/BSL
Hi everyone! Long time lurker coming out of the shadows lol

Let me say, I can tell you that although I only started fermenting the rice within the past 3 months, I have used rice water for about a year and a half total. I started with a fresh cut at 2.5 inches, and including two, 2-inch trims, I have grown 20 inches total. After trims, it is 16 inches in the back right now. I'd say it is at BSL and cruising towards MBL.
I wash my hair every 2-3 weeks and wig up 100% of the time. On wash day, I would wash about 1/4 cup of rice and then boil it with 2 cups of water and 2 Tbsp. of dried wakame. You know how rice water takes on a gel-like feel when it is becoming overcooked? That is what I intentionally do. The wakame also becomes gel-like too. I essentially boil everything until the rice is mushy. I strain it, and then let it cool. The result is a thick gel that still has low viscosity, but is thick enough to coat the hair. I gently massage it in, pin my hair up, cover, and let it sit for 30 min, and then rinse out.
As a result, I would say that I am getting a solid inch each month. I hope to double that with my recent addition of chebe powder to my hair regime. My hair is relaxed, but I do not see many people using it for relaxed hair. I understand it's geared towards use on natural hair though.
 

awhyley

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Let me say, I can tell you that although I only started fermenting the rice within the past 3 months, I have used rice water for about a year and a half total. I started with a fresh cut at 2.5 inches, and including two, 2-inch trims, I have grown 20 inches total. After trims, it is 16 inches in the back right now. I'd say it is at BSL and cruising towards MBL.
Welcome to the thread and . . .



Thanks for sharing your regimen. :yep:
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
Has anyone noticed a difference in using brown vs. white rice?
For i.e., does white rice being more starchy or brown rice being more fibrous make a difference?
I've only tried brown (jasmine) and black/mahogany and I found that black really made my hair hard, no matter how diluted. The brown rice softened my hair the first time, but after that felt more like regular water.

I've yet to try white rice.
 

abioni

Well-Known Member
Great progress congrats! Just cut half of my length off and it's in an awkward length. I could use some inches.

I want to make sure I understand your method:
1. So you don't ferment your rice? You only boil it with Wakame until it's gel like then apply it to your hair for 30 minutes.

2. You only use it once every 2-3 weeks?

About your old rice water:
The rice water you used before you started making your own, what form was it? Was it liquid and fermented? Did it contain Wakame? How often did you use it?

PS: I'm also relaxed

Hi everyone! Long time lurker coming out of the shadows lol

Let me say, I can tell you that although I only started fermenting the rice within the past 3 months, I have used rice water for about a year and a half total. I started with a fresh cut at 2.5 inches, and including two, 2-inch trims, I have grown 20 inches total. After trims, it is 16 inches in the back right now. I'd say it is at BSL and cruising towards MBL.
I wash my hair every 2-3 weeks and wig up 100% of the time. On wash day, I would wash about 1/4 cup of rice and then boil it with 2 cups of water and 2 Tbsp. of dried wakame. You know how rice water takes on a gel-like feel when it is becoming overcooked? That is what I intentionally do. The wakame also becomes gel-like too. I essentially boil everything until the rice is mushy. I strain it, and then let it cool. The result is a thick gel that still has low viscosity, but is thick enough to coat the hair. I gently massage it in, pin my hair up, cover, and let it sit for 30 min, and then rinse out.
As a result, I would say that I am getting a solid inch each month. I hope to double that with my recent addition of chebe powder to my hair regime. My hair is relaxed, but I do not see many people using it for relaxed hair. I understand it's geared towards use on natural hair though.
 

FlyingCrane

4a/Relaxed/BSL
Great progress congrats! Just cut half of my length off and it's in an awkward length. I could use some inches.

I want to make sure I understand your method:
1. So you don't ferment your rice? You only boil it with Wakame until it's gel like then apply it to your hair for 30 minutes.

2. You only use it once every 2-3 weeks?

About your old rice water:
The rice water you used before you started making your own, what form was it? Was it liquid and fermented? Did it contain Wakame? How often did you use it?

PS: I'm also relaxed
Thanks!
1.) Yes I ferment the rice water (originally I didn't because I did not know about fermentation at the time) then I add in the wakame until it is a gel. After it cools, I apply it to my shampooed and rinsed hair.

2.) Yes, I only use it once every 2-3 weeks because that is my wash day. This makes it easy for me to remember.

I have always used my own rice water because I never found any for purchase that I trusted enough to buy. I started out not fermenting it because I did not know about that method. Otherwise, my old rice water method has always been the same. The only difference being that I now ferment my rice water first.
 

abioni

Well-Known Member
Thank you for your response.
I forgot to ask, why do you put Wakame in it?

Thanks!
1.) Yes I ferment the rice water (originally I didn't because I did not know about fermentation at the time) then I add in the wakame until it is a gel. After it cools, I apply it to my shampooed and rinsed hair.

2.) Yes, I only use it once every 2-3 weeks because that is my wash day. This makes it easy for me to remember.

I have always used my own rice water because I never found any for purchase that I trusted enough to buy. I started out not fermenting it because I did not know about that method. Otherwise, my old rice water method has always been the same. The only difference being that I now ferment my rice water first.
 

fluffyforever

Well-Known Member
So I made my first batch of rice water for a leave in spray. I used black rice and bottled water, let it sit for 6 hours, then I transferred the water to a spray bottle and let it sit overnight before use. Smell isn’t bad at all.

My hair is in twists so I’m planning to spray everyday.
 

sheanu

Well-Known Member
Turns out I'm washing this morning. So I finally cracked open that rice water. You all were NOT joking. It definitely smells like poop!! I had it fermenting since Wednesday. Will update.

I've always shed a lot and it seems the post partum shedding is still going. I don't know how much this can help but it's worth a try.
 

VinDieselsWifey

Well-Known Member
Whelp I'm all done and didn't notice any differences.
How long did you let the rice water sit on your hair before you rinsed it out?

The first time I tried rice water, I only let it ferment for 24 hours and didn't let it sit in my hair for long. I didn't notice any difference in my hair. So after doing some research, I let my rice water ferment for a minimum of 4 days. I pour the water over clean hair, catch the run-off, and repeat that several times. Then I let it sit on my hair under a shower cap for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it out. After using it this way, my hair feels soft, fluffy, and conditioned.

As far as your shedding, it may take using it for several weeks before it stops the shedding.

HTH
 

sheanu

Well-Known Member
How long did you let the rice water sit on your hair before you rinsed it out?

The first time I tried rice water, I only let it ferment for 24 hours and didn't let it sit in my hair for long. I didn't notice any difference in my hair. So after doing some research, I let my rice water ferment for a minimum of 4 days. I pour the water over clean hair, catch the run-off, and repeat that several times. Then I let it sit on my hair under a shower cap for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it out. After using it this way, my hair feels soft, fluffy, and conditioned.

As far as your shedding, it may take using it for several weeks before it stops the shedding.

HTH
Thanks for offering suggestions! It was on there for a few hours as I got caught up with chores and stuff. I'll ferment longer and give it more time. Which step do you use it in your process? I just let the RW sit on my washed hair for 30 minutes then layered some conditioner on top for another 1.5 hours. I'm not sure if that's the right method.
 

VinDieselsWifey

Well-Known Member
Thanks for offering suggestions! It was on there for a few hours as I got caught up with chores and stuff. I'll ferment longer and give it more time. Which step do you use it in your process? I just let the RW sit on my washed hair for 30 minutes then layered some conditioner on top for another 1.5 hours. I'm not sure if that's the right method.
I use rice water after shampooing but before conditioning. I also don’t just run water over my rice to clean it first. I give it a quick rinse, then I put some water in a bowl and put the rice in there with it. Then I knead & massage the rice in that water for about 5 minutes. After doing that my water is very milky. I watched some videos on YouTube of how Asian people wash their rice.

Then I pour the rice & the milky water in a glass jar & let it ferment. I let the rice sit in the water the whole time it’s fermenting.
 

Lita

Well-Known Member
I just spritz my scalp with some homemade fermented black rice water..I think I like black rice better...I did hear that red rice is better,after I use all of the black rice,I may give the red rice a try.

Happy Hair Growing!
 

werenumber2

Well-Known Member
So I ened up letting my rice “ferment” for 4 days. I had it in a kitchen cabinet, and each day I would check on it and close the cabinet door looking like this:



All of the activity happening in my mason jar was making me nervous.

On the fourth and final day, I took the jar out the cabinet and removed the lid. It fizzed as I removed it. I then took a whiff. No—actually, a whiff took me... I immediately walked over to the kitchen sink and poured alladat ish right down the drain. What was in that jar was foul, rotten, putrid. I would be physically incapable of pouring it over my head. How are y’all doing this?? I thought folks were exaggerating about the smell. I’m not bothered by a lot of the smells people don’t like in hair care (neem, wheat germ, wild growth oil, etc). But that was actual ass. It was ass in that jar. No shade to anyone, but putting dookie water on my scalp is not how I live. Lol.

I still want to try the rice water though. :lol: I think I’m going to do the boil-24 hour ferment-boil method.
I came in here to see if anyone was talking about the APB Rice Water line and this old post legit made me scream “THERESAMONET!” :lachen:

I’m about to print this out and put it on my fridge so I can read it whenever I’m having a bad day :laugh:
 
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