What are the properties of rice?
Rice is the most consumed cereal in the world after wheat. Naturally gluten-free, rich in minerals, proteins, vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Rice can also be a very economical ally for skin and hair care.
What does rice do for hair?
The nutrients in rice act on the hair to provide it with everything it needs. For example, magnesium stimulates blood circulation to the scalp, vitamin B promotes hair growth and zinc fights hair loss.
In Asia, rice has been used for centuries for hair care and beauty.
Utensils for preparing rice cream
- 1 saucepan
Ingredients to prepare the cream of rice
3 glasses of water
2 tablespoons of rice
Step by step steps to prepare rice cream
Rinse the rice two or three times to remove excess starch and impurities. In a pot, Bring the water to a boil then pour the rice into the simmering water. Cook over medium heat until the rice has a pasty consistency, 15 to 20 min. There must be some water left at the end of cooking, otherwise add some to facilitate the mixing stage. Blend the mixture until you get a smooth consistency. The rice cream should neither be too thick nor too runny to facilitate application to the hair. Allow to cool well before first use.
Storing rice cream for hair
It is a recipe to use minute. If you have any left over, you can keep it in the fridge for a few days.
Why and how to use rice cream for hair?
The rice cream is part of the so-called moisturizing care, which is applied after the shampoo to take advantage of all its benefits.
After cooling, apply the treatment from root to tip, separating your hair into several locks. Leave on for 30 min to 1 hour under a waterproof care cap like the one in my shop just below.
It protects the hair during application and stores the heat emanating from the scalp for better penetration of the treatment.
Rinse with lukewarm water to remove all residues because the cream is rather sticky then finish with a jet of cold water to tighten the hair scales and have even more shine.
This rice cream is suitable for fine hair to coat it and give it volume. For curly hair they will be deeply nourished. And dry hair will be hydrated and protected from external aggressions.
You can customize the rice cream by adding active ingredients of your choice, according to the needs of your hair. A moisturizing agent such as honey, agave syrup, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera or even vegetable oils for the nourishing side.
It is a treatment to be done once a month so as not to weigh down your hair. You can increase the frequency if you feel the need.
The benefits of my personalized recipe
Rich in vegetable proteins
- Moisturizes the hair
Brings suppleness and shine
Protects the hair fiber
Reduces the risk of falling
- Gives vitality to damaged hair
Smoothes the hair fiber
Coats the hair with its moisturizing action
Promotes growth and gives resistance to the hair
- Gives volume
The difference between rice cream and rice water
As mentioned above, rice cream is a preparation requiring the mixing of grains of rice and is applied with an exposure time on the head. Unlike rice water which is nothing but the use of rice cooking water. It is used as the last rinse water after washing your hair to smooth and give shine to the hair.
Precautions for preparing a homemade recipe
Disinfect utensils used for preparation. Always test products on a small area of the body.
My Colibri tips and recommendations
You can find other kitchen foods to prepare simply to take care of your mane, such as cream of oats or even a cornstarch mask . All very efficient and economical!
To your food my hummingbirds ;)