It’s time to boost your hair growth by making this rice and methi tonic at home

Published on:26 June 2021, 12:00pm IST
If you want to maximize your hair growth, try this rinse made from rice and fenugreek water! This is one of the best hair growth tips to keep your tresses lustrous.
Aayushi Gupta
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This rice and fenugreek water concoction can prevent hair fall. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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For some people, treating hair loss is a constant struggle. Truth be told, this is a common problem among people and that is because our hair goes through a lot on a daily basis. Are you someone who’s worried about your hair health? Well, the secret to thick and shiny hair lies in your kitchen! Let’s give you a little hint. Have you heard about Kim Kardashian’s secret to long, healthy, and thick hair? No, it’s not hair extensions. It’s rice water: a simple DIY concoction that many swear by for its amazing effects. 

That’s not it. We’re revealing one of the best hair growth tips out there—a DIY concoction of rice and fenugreek water, another ingredient that you can simply find in your kitchen. Using natural ingredients in the form of a hair rinse can boost the health of the scalp and tresses. If your aim is to reduce hair fall and strengthen your tresses, this DIY concoction is simply the best solution.

The benefits of fenugreek seeds for hair

Fenugreek or methi seeds are already quite famous for their ability to stop hair loss and contribute to healthy hair growth. Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of iron and proteintwo essential nutrients for hair growth. Besides, fenugreek seeds are rich in folic acid, vitamins A, K, and C, and are a storehouse of minerals such as potassium, and calcium. Therefore, this fenugreek tonic can help deal with frizzy, damaged, dull, and dry hair.

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Say yes to fenugreek or methi seeds to say goodbye to dry brittle hair! Image courtesy: Shutterstock.
The benefits of rice for hair

Well, there ain’t a hair problem that rice water can’t solve. What’s more, it is loaded with vitamins, amino acids, and other trace minerals like zinc, magnesium, vitamin B and C, etc. Plus, it is also rich in antioxidants. According to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Chemists, rice water improves hair elasticity and minimises friction between hair strands. In short, using rice water makes detangling your mane much easier. With rice water, you can achieve the dream of having thicker, fuller, and more manageable hair. In fact, the texture of rice water is similar to that of a light conditioner, so it makes detangling easy after use. 

So, are you ready to prepare this DIY rice and fenugreek concoction?

Ingredients you’ll need:

½ cup rice 

3 tsp of methi (fenugreek) seeds


Here’s how you can prepare the rice and fenugreek water hair rinse:

Step 1: Soak the methi seeds in 250 ml of water overnight. 

Step 2: In the morning, add one cup of water to half a cup of rice. Let it sit for at least two to three hours. 

Step 3: After that, heat both rice and fenugreek water separately on a low flame in a pan for 5 to 7 minutes to make them slightly warm. 

Step 4: Now strain the water of rice and fenugreek together.

Step 5: Wait for the mixture to cool down and let it rest for a day.

Your rinse is ready to use ladies!

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Stock up on rice water for healthy hair! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how to use this natural hair tonic:
  1. Wash your hair with shampoo.

Note: Use warm water to wash your hair, because this will help to open up the pores on the scalp, allowing for better absorption of the hair rinse.

  1. Once you’re done shampooing your hair, pour the solution on your scalp and tresses. 
  2. Massage your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Now, cover the hair with a shower cap.
  4. Wait for another 15-20 minutes before washing it out! Now, rinse it out of the hair using warm water.

Note: You can, however, skip washing it out and let your hair dry, after applying this rice and fenugreek water solution. This will allow your scalp and tresses to absorb the goddess of this hair rinse. 

How often to repeat: Repeat this every week and you’ll see significant results.


Apply this hair rinse to keep your hair healthy, beautiful and to promote faster growth. Both rice and fenugreek have long been used as a prime ingredient in beauty remedies, especially concerning hair care. The combination of rice and fenugreek can really do wonders for your hair, so give it a try!

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

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