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Rice water for shiny hair

For centuries Asian women have used rice water to beautify their hair and skin. In Southern China the Yao women use rice water to wash their hair, and have an average hair length of six feet. During the Heian period woman from the Japanese imperial court used rice water to wash their hair. This water, called yusuru, helped their hair grow long and shiny.

How to make rice water

1 part brown rice

14 parts water

Boil the rice for about an hour. Strain out rice and let it cool – the leftover water will be a vivid white color. After shampooing work in some rice water into your hair, leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse well.

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