Frustrated that your hair isn’t shiny? You may be prompted to spend hundreds of dollars on shampoos and conditioners that guarantee to make your mane shine, or devote hours of your day to brushing your tresses repeatedly.

There is a money- and time-saving solution to hair that doesn’t shine, and it involves the use of something that may be in your kitchen this instant. It’s rice.

Perhaps you have come across on the internet several different articles talking about the various beauty benefits of rice water. No, rice water is not water that you can buy at a health and beauty store in your area or on the web. Actually, it’s just water in which rice grains have been soaked for several minutes or a few hours.

So in short, you can easily make rice water in your home if you want to use it for dealing with a number of cosmetic issues. All you have to do is allow rice grains to sit in water for some time.

Rice water is exactly what you will need if you want your hair to shine like crazy. You can turn it into a homemade shampoo that you can use every single day to keep your mane shiny. Because it’s DIY, it won’t harm your budget. And because it’s made from nothing but all-natural ingredients only, it won’t harm both your hair and scalp.

Here’s the simple recipe for making rice water shampoo that can put an end to your shine-related hair issue:

Ingredients:

4 cups of warm water 

2 cups of rice grains 

2 cups of liquid castile soap 

10 drops of lavender essential oil

Before we proceed with the rest of the recipe, there are a couple of things you should know about:

You can use just about any type of rice that you like, but a lot of women who love making rice water shampoo from scratch simply opt for brown or white rice. They’re not as expensive as other types of rice, but they’re just as effective as a beautifying agent for the skin and hair. 

Lavender essential oil is added to make your DIY rice water shampoo smell phenomenal. You can replace lavender essential oil with any other essential oil whose fragrance you really love. If you like the way your homemade rice water shampoo, you will surely use it.

Now it’s time for us to check out the rest of the recipe!

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine rice grains and warm water. 

Stir and cover the bowl with a small plate to keep dirt at bay. 

Allow to sit in one corner of your kitchen for about 2 hours. 

Grab a large funnel and line it with a piece of cheesecloth folded 3 to 4 times. 

Using the said funnel, pour the contents of the bowl into a large plastic container. 

Add liquid castile soap and lavender essential oil (or any other essential oil of your liking). 

Cover the plastic container and shake it gently.

That’s how you make rice water shampoo that can make your hair shiny! Use this every time you hit the shower as a replacement for your old shampoo. It’s a good idea to stash your homemade rice water shampoo in the fridge. Before using it, shake its container very well.

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