Finally, a fermented rice water that doesn’t stink after just a few days! We have a regular rice water and a deluxe version with 21 herbal extracts to help you in your quest for beautiful hair.
The Herbal Deluxe rice water is created by infusing the following ingredients in pure vegetable glycerin and water:
Organic Black "Forbidden" Rice (infused and fermented)
Black Tea Leaves
*NOTE: May not be suitable for those with protein sensitive hair. Avoid use if allergic to coconut.
Directions: Shake well; spray onto clean, freshly washed hair. Lightly massage into scalp, then cover hair with a cap for 10 minutes. Next, rinse (no shampoo, just water) rice water completely off of hair/scalp with cool water and style as desired. If you want to leave it in occasionally, you can, but you don’t *need* to as after about 10 minutes your hair will have absorbed as much as it needs. Recommended frequency of use: one time per week (I know it’s tempting to overuse, but you honestly won’t need to).
Why can’t I use this every day?: Everyday usage is not recommended because rice water does impart some protein to the hair and while protein can help to fortify the hair, overloading the hair with protein can cause hair to become brittle. It is important to keep a good moisture/protein balance in the hair at all times so hair strands don’t become either overly brittle or weak/mushy.
Ingredients (Regular): Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Oryza Sativa (Black Rice), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid [preservative].
Ingredients (Herbal Deluxe): Purified Water, Organic Oryza Sativa (Black Rice), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Glycerin, USP (vegetable glycerin), Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid [preservative], Capsicum Annuum (Cayenne Pepper), Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Sinapis Alba (Mustard) Seed, Aloysia Triphylla (Lemon Verbena), Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root, Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Urtica Dioica (Stinging Nettle) Leaf, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil), Petroselinum Sativum (Parsley) Leaf, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Bean, Salvia Officinalis (Sage), Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla), Allium Sativum (Garlic), Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root, Apocynum Cannabinum (Indian Hemp).
Why a preservative?
A preservative is an absolute MUST in a formula with herbs and water, as herbs are notorious for growing mold in water without a preservative and it would only hold up for about 3 days maximum refrigerated without a preservative. The preservative allows the product to be shelf stable so that you may safely use your product.
Specs: The substance is a translucent, slightly milky pink to purple color (it may darken slightly over time). The scent is a bit stronger and more “fermented” than our regular rice water. Good for use for up to 1.5 months after being received. This listing is for one 4 ounce plastic spray bottle.
International Buyers – Please Note:
• Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. Please note that regular first class international shipping does not include tracking of packages once outside of the US.
• We do not ship glass outside of the U.S. because of the greater risk of breakage and the elevated cost of shipping glass which is somewhat heavier than plastic. We have no way to hide glass as an option at checkout for those who are international, so please do not choose the glass option if the shipping address is outside of the Untied States, or we may have to cancel ask you to re-order.
WARNING: Safety of specific herbs/oils in this product for pregnant or nursing women or children has not been determined. For this reason we do not recommend this product for use by women who are pregnant or nursing, or for children.
Consult with your health care provider prior to using this product if you are taking prescription medication or have any medical conditions that may be affected by the ingredients in this product. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Discontinue use and consult your health care provider if skin sensitivity occurs. Not for use on pregnant or nursing women, children or animals. For external use only; Do not ingest. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin, keep out of eyes (or extreme irritation could occur) and keep out of reach of children and animals. Use caution when applying as product may stain fabrics. Store in a cool, dark place. Overuse of rice water can result in protein overload and dryness.
A Little Goes A Long Way:
If you apply it to your scalp only, one 4 oz bottle can last approximately 2-3 months. Over time and with regular use, you may see noticeably more lustrous hair.
So how long will it take to work?
That depends on the type and condition of your hair, state of health, diet, etc. (see our FAQ’s for more info). Some users notice results within a few weeks. Other users see results within 2-3 months of everyday use.
**Individual results may vary.
***NOTICE: This item is a personal care/custom made product, and is a FINAL SALE item, so if you have any questions before purchasing, be sure to contact us – we respond to ALL inquiries. This item does not qualify for a refund after the package has been shipped EVEN IF THE PRODUCT IS RETURNED UNOPENED. The reasons for this are:
• For Safety Reasons: (Remember people being poisoned by a major brand name painkiller – there was a crazy person putting poison into the bottles and putting them back on store shelves) and;
• Product Liability: personal care products cannot be re-sold to someone else, even if returned unopened or appear unopened.
IMPORTANT: Due to the personal and custom nature of these items, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Please be sure to read the entire description, including ingredients lists, specs and warnings to ensure that an item is suitable for you. Every item will not be a right fit for everyone, that is why we have so many different formulas.
If any questions remain after reading, please ask any you may have prior to purchase. We are here to help you and truly want our customers to get the right fit – not end up with something that they may not be able to get full use out of.