Had success in stopping shedding, wanted to share

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Someone (sorry, can't remember who) on the 4s board posted using fermented rice water and had positive results for overall hair health. I decided to try it and had a great result--far far less hair shedding when I wash my hair. Also it works wonderfully on my skin (makes it baby soft) and is healthy to drink as well. It's pretty simple as far as hair remedies go, not too much effort involved in making the water. So I wanted to share in case this info helps anyone. So far it's the best thing I've found to help my excessive shedding and I'm hoping my density goes back up as a result.
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Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion, KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify)
Stylers: Homemade Irish Moss Jelly, SCE Volume Foam, Andalou Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT
I'm glad you found something that works for you. My hair's nowhere near as bad as it was but I'm not sure what's made the difference, the only thing I can think of is the anaemia which is now under control.
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I have anaemia too and it's better than before but it waxes and wanes. Apparently fermenting rice greatly increases the availability of its iron which I didn't realize before. In my case since the difference in hair loss was dramatic and the FRW was the only change I made I attribute it to that. About to do my 3rd FRW treatment tomorrow--excited to see the results.

2C/3A/f/i
Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion, KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify)
Stylers: Homemade Irish Moss Jelly, SCE Volume Foam, Andalou Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT
I would like to try this. How did you use it on your hair. I have googled it and there are many variations. I was thinking of using it as a final rinse but it looks like most say to leave in for a bit and then rinse it out. Just wondering how you are using it. I am anxious to try this and see if it helps. Thanks
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current favorites ~ TJ's Refresh, AOHR, SheaMoisture Shea Butter leave-in, AVG, FSG
I would like to try this. How did you use it on your hair. I have googled it and there are many variations. I was thinking of using it as a final rinse but it looks like most say to leave in for a bit and then rinse it out. Just wondering how you are using it. I am anxious to try this and see if it helps. Thanks
Originally Posted by azcurly
Sorry, just saw your post now. I have used it both as an overnight treatment and also about 20-30 minutes before I wash my hair. Since my hair gets easily over moisturized I found that overnight (which is almost like a final rinse) was a bit much moisture for my hair, but I had successful results in stopping shedding no matter which way I used it. And I was able to counter over moisturizing with some gelatin gel treatments. I'm going to do my 4th FRW treatment tomorrow or Sunday and I'm still noticing less shedding than usual for me when I shower. Hooray! Best of luck with the FRW, and hope you keep us posted with the results. Hope you get positive benefits from it.

2C/3A/f/i
Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion, KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify)
Stylers: Homemade Irish Moss Jelly, SCE Volume Foam, Andalou Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT
Think I might look into this, my hair seems to be lacking moisture atm so it may help with that. I'd never heard of it before you posted.
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3b in South Australia.
I'd never heard of it before either and as another bonus, it's keeping my hands moisturized in the dry winter. Normally they crack and get cuts even with lotion, but I haven't used any lotion yet this winter, just rice water, and softer than usual skin with no cracks. My hair also has ridiculous shine. It appears a bit darker due to moisture but I loooove the shine. It looks healthier than I've seen it in awhile.
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2C/3A/f/i
Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion, KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify)
Stylers: Homemade Irish Moss Jelly, SCE Volume Foam, Andalou Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT
Thanks for answering! I have not tried it yet but I hope to try it this week. I would also like to try as a face toner I just got some black seed oil and have been using that on my scalp and face every evening. I think it is already helping after just a few nights and my hair feels and is acting great. I will definitely let you know how the FRW works for me. Thanks!
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Thanks for answering! I have not tried it yet but I hope to try it this week. I would also like to try as a face toner I just got some black seed oil and have been using that on my scalp and face every evening. I think it is already helping after just a few nights and my hair feels and is acting great. I will definitely let you know how the FRW works for me. Thanks!
Originally Posted by azcurly
I, too, am an avid black seed oil user. Glad to hear that is helping. I tried it on my scalp, but on my face it burned! Nowadays I mostly take the oil internally, as it's super healthy.

I tried a weaker batch of FRW this week (only 1/2 cup rice instead of one cup). Only because I was running out of rice to eat and snowed in. Not as moisturizing or skin softening. Still helpful, but I can't wait to make my next batch of full strength FRW. I still have less hair shedding than usual when I wash my hair though. I'd love to hear your results with FRW.

2C/3A/f/i
Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion, KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify)
Stylers: Homemade Irish Moss Jelly, SCE Volume Foam, Andalou Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT
Would you mind sharing the recipe you use? Also do you use it as a weekly treatment of more frequently?

Thanks again. Glad you found something that works for you.
Would you mind sharing the recipe you use? Also do you use it as a weekly treatment of more frequently?

Thanks again. Glad you found something that works for you.
Originally Posted by Tasharella
Sure, NP. I use one cup of rice (which I rinse with one cup of water first to remove contaminants). Then I pour in about 6 cups of water just because it's what my mason jar will hold (though the recipes I've seen call for less water). Then I let it sit for about 36 hours in the winter (some recipes call for up to 2 days, but in the summers it should sit out for a much shorter time). I've seen other recipes call for just using the water that you rinse rice with, then letting that stand out for awhile (in theory that wastes less rice).

Most people seem to use this once or twice a week. I use it once. Lately I've taken to leaving it on overnight, though people also use it about 20-30 minutes before washing their hair. I've been using it for about 6 or 7 weeks now, and still continue to see much less hair shedding when I wash my hair.

2C/3A/f/i
Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion, KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify)
Stylers: Homemade Irish Moss Jelly, SCE Volume Foam, Andalou Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT

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