Rice Water Hair Treatment from Beauty Insider, Jazmin Alvarez

Jazmin Alvarez, Pretty Well Beauty Founder



Is your hair dry AF? It’s a problem that can show up any time of year. Cold, dry air and hot summer sun are both contributors to this seriously sucky condition. Luckily, my friend Jazmin Alvarez – she’s the one pictured here with her drool-worthy curls – has the solution! As the Founder and Chief Curator of Pretty Well Beauty, a clean beauty online boutique, she’s tried dozens of hair treatments and masks. Lucky for us, she’s sharing her beauty secrets!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The Scoop on Jazmin

Jazmin is the real deal – she slayed in the fashion & beauty biz for ages and is responsible for many iconic brand images. She’s now turned her keen eye and exacting standards to the world of clean, non-toxic, sustainable beauty and wellness products. On an average day, Jazmin is busy testing the latest good-for-you, good-for-the-planet products for skin, hair, and body to see if they’re up to snuff. Her tightly edited selection of products is a testament to her strict standards for both performance and clean-liness. Shopping at Pretty Well Beauty is always an eye-opening, fun time. There’s always a new, indie brand to discover, and a slew of established faves to stock up on!

In addition to knowing just about everything when it comes to the ingredients in the products on her site, Jazmin is also a pro at whipping up effective at-home treatments.⠀Her Rice Water Treatment uses fermentation to yield a super treatment that has been reported not only to hydrate, but also to soften, thicken, and promote hair growth. As a GF vegan, I eat my fair share of rice, so I know that a good quality, organic rice offers many nutrients, some of which are likely responsible for giving hair that extra oomph. Antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, carbs, sugars, and yeast may be present. Whichever ingredient or combination thereof is responsible, this recipe is easy to make, inexpensive, and provides real results. If you give it a try, please comment with your experience!

Rice Water Hair Treatment Recipe:

1. Ingredients: 1-2 tablespoons of organic rice (white or brown)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Rinse rice under cool water to remove any dirt or debris⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Soak the rice in filtered water for an hour, mixing around so it gets cloudy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Drain the rice, keeping just the water⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Add the rice water into a mason jar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6. Let this sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours to ferment⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7. To stop the fermentation process, put the jar of rice water into the fridge until ready to use⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How to use:⠀⠀⠀⠀

      1. Add the rice water to a spray bottle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

      Optional: Add a few drops of essential oils like lavender, rosemary, etc. (this is great for hair growth & also for the smell)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

      2. Spray the rice water onto freshly washed and towel-dried hair until hair is saturated⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

      3. Let it sit in your hair for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with warm water⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

      4. Follow with your preferred hair conditioner and/or styling routine⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


      Bona fides: Who What Wear, The Well, The Daily Front Row, Beauty Independent


Author: Micki