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    Default Fermented Rice Water

    I saw this mentioned recently and thought I'd post here asking if anyone has tried it.

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    I'd think you'd need to boil the rice, and use *that* water, not any other way.
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    I am going to try this next wash!
    I have seen it at Steph Arizona as well and it seems really tempting lol
    I'd like to see if it works for me or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    I'd think you'd need to boil the rice, and use *that* water, not any other way.
    Actually I've seen people rinsing the rice a few times and then putting about 3 cups of water over half a cup of rice and let it rest overnight and use that water for a prepoo rinse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkmikii View Post
    Actually I've seen people rinsing the rice a few times and then putting about 3 cups of water over half a cup of rice and let it rest overnight and use that water for a prepoo rinse.
    Maybe it's just me, but I would not trust that if it wasn't boiled. But if it's just for hair, there probably is no harm to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    I'd think you'd need to boil the rice, and use *that* water, not any other way.
    The idea is to let the water ferment which causes certain things I can't remember the names of lol to develop in the water. You can apparently then heat the water after say 24 hours to stop it fermenting further.
    I have seen suggestions for using water that rice has been cooked in to wash the hair which also sounds great but for this treatment apparently it's the fermenting that does the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkmikii View Post
    I am going to try this next wash!
    I have seen it at Steph Arizona as well and it seems really tempting lol
    I'd like to see if it works for me or not
    You're going to try this? Oh fab I hope you report back to let us know how it turns out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChloeDharma View Post
    You're going to try this? Oh fab I hope you report back to let us know how it turns out?
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    Default Re: Fermented Rice Water

    I remember someone several years ago posting on the board about washing her hair with the water left over from washing rice...

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    Default Re: Fermented Rice Water

    Total duh moment...

    So I do this regularly.

    And I buy "the cheap rice", because it's for my hair (I feed four kids on a mostly organic diet... our food costs aren't cheap... so I'm cheap elsewhere). And when I heard her talk about rinsing it a couple of times for pesticides, etc. I was all . DUH! Why have I never thought about that before? Here I am totally uptight about the water that touches my hair, and that no known synthetics come near it, and so on and so on, but I completely skimp on things like this.

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