5 Fantastic Fermented Rice Water Products for Curly Haircare
By Jacqueline Samaroo
What if we told you one of the best ways to care for your hair is right there in your kitchen? Yes, it is! It’s rice – rice water to be exact. Sounds strange? Well, the fact is rice water has been used as a haircare treatment for more than 1,000 years now.
The practice dates back to Ancient Japan when royal ladies used rice water rinse to achieve long, strong, vibrant hair that got them into the history books. And, using rice water rinse is still a popular haircare technique in some parts of Southeast Asia and China.
Rice water is also quite versatile. You can make your own and apply it freshly made. Or, let it sit for a couple of days and use it as fermented rice water. You can also find plenty of commercially-made rice water and fermented rice water products to add to your curly haircare routine.
For more about this amazing curly haircare treatment, read:
- Rice Water Rinse for Curly Hair: What Is It, Benefits, and 3 EASY Rice Water Recipes
- Rice Water Shampoo for Natural Hair Care: Check Out These 3 Must-Try Examples!
Here are five fermented rice water products we know your kinky, coily, wavy, and curly tresses will love!
What’s in it: Rice extract, aloe vera leaf juice, panthenol (provitamin B5), and glycerin
What we like about it: Hairfinity Rice Water Hair Mist strengthens weak and damaged hair, including over-processed hair. That makes it a very good choice if you are transitioning from relaxed to natural hair.
According to Hairfinity Rice Water Hair Mist reviews, this spray is “Great Stuff!” has a “great smell,” and “Really works.”
Find more of Hairfinity’s fermented rice water products, here. Their hair-healthy lineup features a rice water shampoo and a rice water conditioner, too.
What’s in it: Fermented rice water and brewed organic rosemary
What we like about it: This is a natural rice water product that’s meant to “thicken and add vitality” to your curly tresses. It’s made with California-grown Nishiki rice and is packed with vitamins and minerals. The pH-balanced formula also helps to promote healthy hair growth.
What’s more, if you love the scent of rosemary (and who doesn’t?!) you’ve got to try this fermented rice water spray from Bloom Health Goods!
What’s in it: Fermented rice water, rose water, glycerin, panthenol (provitamin B5), vitamin C, and aloe vera
What we like about it: It’s unscented, making it perfect for those of us with sensitive noses. It’s also super hydrating and helps to maintain the protein-moisture balance in your strands.
This vegan-friendly rice water hair spray from Hair Thickness Maximizer is designed for curly, dry, and frizzy hair. Yay! And, it leaves your hair with a healthy shine, too.
What’s in it: Fermented rice water infused with chebe powder, amla powder, hibiscus extract, neem powder, fenugreek, flaxseeds, marshmallow root, and aloe vera juice
What we like about it: It’s a convenient leave-in scalp treatment that can be used every day to nourish your scalp and your strands.
First time hearing about chebe powder? It’s made by the women of Chad, Africa who use it as a regular part of their haircare routine. Chebe powder is a mix of seeds, stones, cloves, and resin. Its benefits include:
- Reducing breakage
- Reducing shedding
- Making hair appear thicker and fuller
What’s in it: Fermented rice water, coconut oil, castor oil, bamboo extract, provitamin B5, vitamin E, biotin, and a blend of essential oils
What we like about it: This rice water rinse for curly haircare has got a pretty impressive ingredients list. It’s formulated to strengthen hair and improve hair elasticity. According to Curls & Potions, this fermented rice water hair rinse is rooted in the Ayurveda principles of the mind-body connection.
We’re willing to bet you didn’t realize there were so many awesome rice water products out there to choose from. And, these fermented rice water options are definitely ones to try.
Do you use any fermented rice water products? We’d love to hear about it!