I’m sure most of you use a commercially sold conditioner on your hair after you’ve washed your hair with shampoo.
Well, how about you make a natural hair conditioner at home and do away with your commercially bought conditioners to reap the best benefits for your hair!
Try these simple rice conditioner cubes to help promote better hair growth and renew the health of your hair like never before.
Benefits of using these rice conditioner cubes:
These rice conditioner cubes contain a few simple yet effective ingredients for the hair and here are the benefits of the ingredients used in this recipe.
Rice water is rich in amino acids, vitamin B, vitamin E, minerals and antioxidants. Rice water can help strength the hair and promote longer hair growth. It can help regain hair luster and give your hair a natural shine. Rice water contains an ingredient called inositol, which can penetrate into damaged hair and promote hair repair from inside the hair follicle. It can also help protect the hair from future hair damage. Rice water also contains ferulic acid, which can help block out ultra-violet (UV) damage which can neutralize oxidative damage and boost the effectiveness of the antioxidant vitamins E and vitamin E.
Aloe vera gel:
Aloe vera can penetrate into the hair follicles and can condition and improve dry and damaged hair. It can control greasy hair, as aloe vera has enzymes and properties that can break down fats and strip away the extra oil (sebum) from the hair. Aloe vera is rich in vitamins and can contribute to cell turnover and promote healthy cell growth in turn promoting hair growth. Aloe vera gel can help promote hair growth as it helps cleanse and nourish the scalp and can help reduce hair breakage and stimulate the hair follicles to promote hair growth.
Black seed oil:
Black seed oil can help normalize the sebum (oil) production in the scalp and can help ensure that the scalp and hair is well-conditioned and not too greasy at the same time. The amino acids in the black seed oil can help moisturize the hair shaft and reduce frizz, making the hair more manageable and prevent hair damage. Black seed oil is rich in nutrients which can help provide nourishment to the hair follicles in turn restoring hair growth. It contains omega-3s which helps in increasing the blood circulation in the scalp in turn promoting hair growth and reducing hair fall. It can also help regulate any imbalances in the hair growth cycle and activate the hair follicles to promote proper hair growth.
Rosemary essential oil:
Scalp infections also can be a reason for hair loss. Therefore, the properties of anti-inflammation in rosemary essential oil can help prevent and treat scalp conditions and reduce hair fall. Proper blood circulation is of utmost importance because when the blood flows to the scalp it can stimulate hair follicle growth. Rosemary essential oil also helps promote better blood circulation in the scalp, in turn stimulating hair growth. Rosemary helps promote hair growth by healing the damaged hair follicles (by helping heal damaged nerve endings and tissues) as it contains ‘carnosic acid’. This property of rosemary essential oil can heal nerve endings and could possibly stimulate rejuvenation of hair follicles, in turn restoring hair growth.
How to make rice conditioner cubes at home?
Fresh aloe vera gel
Black seed oil
Rosemary essential oil
Tip: You can also substitute aloe vera gel with flax seed gel.
Into a mixer grinder, add in the cooked rice along with the fresh aloe vera gel, black seed oil and rosemary essential oil. Blend it well until it becomes a smooth and fine paste without lumps. Lastly, strain into a bowl and it is ready to use.
To use: You can use 2 to 3 tablespoons of this rice conditioner on your hair after you’ve finished rinsing and shampooing your hair. Leave it on for 5 to 6 minutes and then wash it off with plain water.
For the leftover rice conditioner: You can store this leftover rice conditioner in a simple way. Simply pour the leftover rice conditioner into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, demould and store these rice ice cubes in a box in the freezer.
Defrost 2 to 3 ice cubes a few hours before you need to use them on your hair.