Lately, I’ve been hearing about using Rice Water to strengthen hair…Apparently, the cloudy water holds nutrients that repair the hair cuticle….I’m not gonna get all sciencey about it but I will tell you what I did and the results…which I am very happy with.
I’m always looking for budget friendly at home remedies to recommend to my clients. All beauty industry professionals will tell you that at home maintenance extends the life of any salon and spa services, giving you the best bang for your buck.
So firstly, my hair strands are thin & curly, but I have a lot of it! Also, I round brush it aka blow dry with my ion Ionic Conditioning Hair Dryer & finish it off with with my ion Magnesium Flat Iron during the winter and wear it natural during the summer…I wash my hair with castle soap or vinegar one a week and I condition with Aloe Vera + Jojoba a few times a week…just to give you an idea of my “hair history”….
But moving right along….
I added 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice and let it sit over night.
I poured the cloudy water my hair, covered it with a plastic cap
I towel dried my hair afterwards and added aloe together with jojoba, lavender and frankincense…I have a pre-made hot oil mixture that I have on hand.
My hair feels SO SOFT!!…and the rice water help repair a lot of heat damage. My scalp feels clean and free of build up. I noticed my curl patterned returned and my hair felt fuller and thicker, especially at the ends. Super rejuvenating and refreshing.
Has anyone else ever tried this? Let me know your thoughts and experiences!
Estheticians and Beauty Professionals everywhere recommend aloe for treatments of hair, skin and nails. And if you google ‘aloe’ in your search bar, there are over a million results with endless claims of Aloe’s healing powers. And if you have incorporated it into your beauty ritual, you can testify the there are some pretty immediate and very real results. Aloe has been dated back to the time of Egypt, they believed that is was a sort of “elixir of the gods” when paired with honey, orange juice, turmeric and cinnamon. But this post is not about to gut aloe or “how to make your own” anything…More of that in future post. If were are to learn of aloe, we need to understand them term ‘delivery systems’ and what that mean in the beauty industry…because lets face it, you can’t escape using some type of beauty product…and you might as well be informed, Right? Right. A delivery system is how the product will b absorbed by the body on a molecular level. Every delivery system has what is referred to as a host or carrier. Aloe Vera Gel is a one of the top carriers because the inner gel matches the molecular compound to our own human cells, which makes it readily absorbed in the body and adds to whatever cells are missing hydration.
The Aloe Gel is the same composition as our human cells….it becomes what your skin, hair and nails need.
Oils that are thick, such as Castor or Olive feel greasy on skin because the molecules are too big to penetrate between skin cells. The Aloe breaks down the thickness of the oils so that they may be delivered deeper into the and more readily adsorbed by the body. Aloe is great on it own, but its ability to safely carry oils to deep into the epidermis makes it one of the best natural remedies you can use regularly or in between going to get a facial. Hence the term ‘delivery systems’.
Aloe has been around for centuries and had been know to help heal and manage skin conditions such as dandruff, eczema, reduce the look of stretch marks, oral health…the list goes on and on.
Do you use Aloe in your beauty regimen? Let NailMUA know about your aloe experience in the comments below! Hit the share button and lets start the discussion about our favorite delivery systems!