Can rice water really grow your hair 4 inches in 1 month?


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So what's up with all this rice water hair growth stuff? Can rice water really grow your hair 4 inches in 1 month?

Dr. Hadley King, MD, FAAD, NYC-based dermatologist of Dr. Hadley King Dermatology: “The purported benefits of rice water for hair are mostly based on historical stories from Japan and China, and anecdotal evidence,” King shares. “Scientific data, however, is lacking.”

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Hair can't grow 4 inches in 1 month (or can it?)

Whether or not you can grow your hair 4 inches in 1 month depends on who you ask. There are at least a few people out there in YouTube land claiming they have grown their hair to stupendous lengths in just 4 weeks. Some of the more daring claim they’ve seen full inches of growth overnight; but it’s easy enough to dismiss the overnight claims. Nothing short of magic is going to grow hair by a full inch overnight. But what about the rice water claims. Is it all BS or can rice water really grow your hair 4 inches in 1 month?

Can rice water really grow hair or is it a big scam?

Via – “According to dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD, founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, there are no scientific studies or data to prove that rice water actually grows hair.” So a doctor says there are no scientific studies to prove that rice water actually grows hair. But what does that mean? Those of us who have tried home remedies that worked despite doctors discouraging us from trying them on the basis of lack of scientific data know that lack of scientific data doesn’t mean something doesn’t work.

How to grow your hair 4 inches in 1 month with rice water

Although we are becoming more enlightened as a society — encouraging people to love themselves the way they are made, and to value themselves for who they are instead of loving or hating themselves because of the way they look, there are still ways in which we idealize things. Like having a head a thick long lustrous hair for example.

Hair is given so much importance in society that the hair care industry was estimated to be worth about 87.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Most people just want to have healthy hair. The length of their hair doesn’t matter so much as the health of it. They just want their hair to be nice and soft and manageable and easy to style. But many of us still have this idea in our heads that long thick hair is ideal. We envy people who have a head of  thick long lustrous healthy hair. And for some of us, the desire for thick long hair becomes something of an obsession.

Enter Rice Water

Apparently rice water can grow your hair. Some say it can grow your hair up to 2 inches per month. Some go as far as saying it can grow your hair as many as 4 inches per month. Whether or not there’s any truth to this assertion we can’t say. We do know there’s no scientific data to support the claim that rice water can grow your hair. At least not from what we could find.But there are plenty of people out there crediting their long lustrous hair to the regular use of rice water.

So how do you grow your hair with rice water?

Well, you simply spray your hair with rice water. How often depends on who you ask. Some say every day, but that depends on how you use it and for what purpose. Some use rice water as a once weekly treatment. Whatever the purpose for which you use it and how ever often you use it,  before you can use the rice water you have to make it.

There are several different rice water hair growth recipes that we came across.  Some call for boiling the rice and others don’t. With so many videos on Youtube, we figure it’s easy enough to find the steps you need for which ever recipe you decide to try. We’ll recommend the recipes found via because they give you detailed instructions and usage information for the boiled rice water method as well as the fermented rice water method.

II) How To Make Fermented Rice Water? (via

  • Take half a cup of rice and soak it in two cups of water. Keep it aside for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Extract the water by straining the rice.
  • Transfer the liquid you obtain to a jar and leave it there for a day or two at room temperature.
  • When you notice a sour smell emanating from the jar, stop the fermentation and shift the jar to the fridge.
  • Add a cup or two of warm water before you use the fermented rice water as it is highly potent and direct use is not recommended.

Long thick hair can be a serious pain and a great expense so be sure you really want long hair before using rice water to grow your hair down to your ankles like the Red Yao women!

For some people who have tried rice water treatments, rice water made their hair hard and dry so keep that in mind if you have a problem with dry hair. Rice water might make it worse.

Avenue Sixty Writing Staff
Avenue Sixty Writing Staff
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