Skip to content
Rice Water Is the Latest Trending Hair Growth Ingredient—But Does It Actually Work?

It may seem like there are a ton of trending hair growth ingredients out there, and it’s likely because there is. People are continually discovering new and improved ways to stimulate growth and halt shedding, and rice water is one of the latest names to gain traction.

Rice water is an emulsion, similar to dairy milk, produced from rice grains. Its particles are a mixture of fatty substances and surface starch, and contain proteins, sterols and enzymes which all aid the hair in unique ways. According to Regenerative Medicine Expert and WeThrivv Founder, Dr. Sanjay Batra, rice water can help the hair by doing two things: “Improving the cosmetic appearance of hair strands and improving the health of the scalp by reducing the amount of antagonizing hormones.”