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How to Prepare Fermented Rice Water at Home for Hair Care?

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In Asia, fermented rice water has been used to treat hair for centuries, due to its ability to make hair healthy, smooth and shiny. This simple, natural treatment can be easily prepared at home, making it an excellent choice if you are looking to move away from chemical-containing shampoos to a healthier hair care product.

In this post, we’ll cover the many benefits of fermented rice water, how to make it at home and how to use it to treat your own hair. We’ll also give you some additional tips and warnings to keep in mind when using this natural hair treatment.

Let’s dive in!

The Benefits of Fermented Rice Water

With its abundance of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, fermented rice water for hair provides a range of benefits:

  • Repairs and strengthens hair

The amino acids and minerals in fermented rice water strengthen the hair and repair damaged hair and split ends.

  • Promotes hair growth

Amino acids and vitamins C, B and E also support hair growth.

  • Detangles hair

Fermented rice water softens strands, making it easier to detangle hair.

  • Balances pH

Fermented rice water is highly acidic in nature, which means it can balance and restore the pH of your hair.

Using a product like Yao Secret’s fermented rice water treatment will surely leave your hair feeling strong, healthy and beautiful.

Ingredients and Tools Needed

One of the best things about fermented rice water is how easy it is to make. Many hair treatments promise incredible results but at a high price. However, fermented rice water is a hair treatment solution you can easily make yourself, at a very small cost. You’ll just need a few simple tools and ingredients.


  • 1 cup of rice
  • 3 cups of water



  • 2 bowls
  • Strainer
  • Cloth (cheesecloth if you have one)
  • Spray bottle
  • Funnel

That’s all you need! Let’s get started making fermented rice water with these step-by-step instructions!

Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Fermented Rice Water

1. Add rice to a bowl.

2. Rinse rice under running water two times to remove excess starch and residue.

3. Pour out the rinse water and add 3 cups of water to the bowl. Let the rice soak for 30 mins to an hour.

4. Pour the rice water through your strainer into a new bowl and pick out any rice grains. This is your rice water.

5. Cover your bowl with a cloth and let the rice water ferment at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours.

6. Strain your fermented rice water again to remove any solids.

7. Use a funnel to pour the fermented rice water into a spray bottle.

If you don’t want to skip the preparation step, you can also buy a rice water hair treatment from Yao Secret. Their potent formula is made of fermented rice water and locally sourced herbs and is handcrafted by the Red Yao women of Longji, China.

How to Use Fermented Rice Water for Hair Care?

Using fermented rice water for hair care is simple and easy; just follow these steps.

1. Rinse your hair until it’s completely wet.

2. Spray fermented rice water onto your hair

3. Gently massage into your hair and scalp

4. Leave in your hair for at least 20 minutes

5. Rinse thoroughly

6. Comb hair to remove any tangles

Using fermented rice water in this way will leave your hair feeling strong, smooth and healthy. Consistent use is recommended, but limit your use to once a week.

Additional Tips and Warnings

While fermented rice water is a natural hair treatment and has far fewer negative effects than most hair products, it can cause some negative reactions. Here are some tips to keep your hair healthy and prevent negative reactions.

  • Start small

In some cases, fermented rice water can cause allergic reactions. Start small to see if you experience any negative reactions.

  • Don’t overuse

Fermented rice water should only be used once a week. Overuse can lead to soft, limp hair or a dry scalp.

  • Adjust dilution

If you feel like you aren’t getting the desired benefits from fermented rice water, try diluting the solution with water.

In conclusion

Making fermented rice water at home is a very easy process. With some simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can make a natural hair care solution that will nourish your hair, making it healthy and beautiful.

Fermented rice water is beneficial for hair in so many ways. It promotes hair growth, detangles hair, and strengthens and repairs damaged hair. But make sure not to overuse this product, as it can cause some negative reactions.


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Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at

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