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If your waves, curls, or coils are sensitive to protein treatments or possibly suffer from hygral fatigue, consider adding rice milk products into your daily hair care regimen.  According to  LiveStrong , rice milk is rich in nutrients such as niacin, vitamin B-6, iron, copper, and magnesium. It is great for those who are on lactose or cholesterol free diets as well.

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How rice milk benefits your curls

  • Provides slip in daily conditioners and co-washes for easy detangling
  • Gently strengthens and fortifies hair shaft without weighing it down
  • Softens hard, crunchy curls that are damaged by heat tools and elements 
  • Gives naturally dry hair a ton of moisture and bounciness 

Get your rice milk fix

If you are a DIY naturalista you can make your own rice milk co-wash with lots of slip, but if you are low maintenance then you can also find plenty of products on store shelves that contain rice milk. Here are a few of our curly community favorites:

Camille Rose Naturals Moisture Milk, $14

A water-based lightweight moisturizer that defines wash-and-gos with the help of slippery, soothing aloe vera and green tea extracts.

TreLuxe Curl Supreme Styling Creme, $22

A curl definer packed with thick, hydrating ingredients that help balance out medium to high porosity curls like coconut oil, tomato extract, and shea butter.

Eden BodyWorks Curl Defining Creme, $8.99

A moisturizing leave-in cream that contains meadowfoam extract to encourage curl clumping and hydrolyzed silk to smooth frizz.

Hamadi Shea Rice Milk Conditioner, $24

Organic formula made with 4 essential oils like clary sage, orange peel, and rosemary to balance the scalp's natural pH and soothe an irritated scalp.

Biolage Smoothing Shine Milk, $12

Gives protective styles a shiny, glossy finish while bamboo extract improves elasticity on a twist-out or braid-out.

Gud Vanilla Flame Nourishing Shampoo, $7

A lightly foaming cleanser free of parabens, phthalates and petrolatum that smells just scrumptious.

Jakeala Shea Butter Natural Hair Co-Wash Bar, $10

Contains Behentrimonium Methosulfate, which penetrates the hair shaft for extra moisture and softens hard, dry curly hair.