Top Reasons Why You Need to Add Rice Protein to Your Hair

Top Reasons Why You Need to Add Rice Protein to Your Hair

Everyone knows that protein is a must for healthy hair growth. While there are protein-based shampoos available in the market, we can try a healthier alternative at home with just leftover rice!

Rice protein improves hair manageability, volume and shine. It is also an effective treatment for damaged hair, thanks to its strengthening, detangling, shine-enhancing and smoothing properties.

Rice water is more than just a protein treatment. It is in fact a strengthening agent which improves dull, unhealthy hair and increases elasticity. People love this because rice water is both easy to make and affordable.

It is created by basically extracting the carbohydrate part of rice leaving it with only proteins or amino acids and other nutrients which are responsible for healthy, nourished hair.

Today we are going to see the benefits rice protein has to offer for our hair. It is an ancient hair mask recipe so don’t miss out!


  • All you need to know about rice protein
  • Benefits of adding rice protein to our hair
  • Signs that tell you to add rice water to your hair care routine
  • Guide on using rice water hair mask

First let us see what rice protein is. 

Everything You Need to Know About Rice Protein

So what is rice protein? Rice protein is a vegan protein isolate that is made from rice by separating its proteins from its carbohydrates. It can be used as an alternative to soy or whey protein. 

All you need is some leftover rice (mostly brown) which can be treated with enzymes to separate the proteins and amino acids, along with essential nutrients. This water or powder can be used to treat our hair. 

Now comes the real question. Is rice good for hair? You might wonder how. Well, rice is found to contain amino acids or protein, which boost hair growth and keep the hair shiny and frizz-free. In fact, rice protein is used to feed infants, and so is  recommended as a very important plant-based protein.

As a grain-derived protein, rice protein is especially rich in cysteine and methionine, which are both packed with antioxidants. They play a major role in eliminating dehydration and keeping the hair naturally soft and smooth.

It is widely used in health and fitness industries because it helps in relieving muscle soreness and repairing muscles.

Now, let us see some of the benefits of using rice protein for  hair.

Why Should You Add Rice Protein to Your Hair Care Routine?

Rich in nutrients

Rice protein contains many essential nutrients such as vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Along with amino acids, they act on the hair and heal it from within. If your hair lacks these nutrients, the best way to replenish them is to apply rice protein for a few weeks. You can then see the difference for yourself.

For people who prefer natural products for their hair without any artificial ingredients, rice protein is the one for you.

Hydrates hair

One of the benefits of rice water for hair is that it keeps the hair hydrated for a long time, thanks to the amino acids present in it. They moisturize and keep the hair nourished to give a shiny and finished look. 

Natural shine

Rice protein for hair restores its natural shine and keeps the hair strands smooth and frizz-free. The secret is — yes, you have guessed it right — amino acids! They keep the hair nourished and moisturized to give it a shiny and glossy appearance. 

Protein makes the hair strong and revives it from damage caused by external pollutants and heat — and also by  processes such as bleaching or coloring. 

Volume creation

Rice water gets your hair spa done at home itself. Due to its nourishing properties, rice protein can improve your hair volume by up to 32%. Its protein content (with both cationic and anionic charges)  is the main building block for hair. When the two opposite charges so when in contact, they will repel from each other creating more volume.

Allergies are uncommon

Many people prefer rice protein over other proteins because it is very mild, and allergic reactions are extremely rare. Even if some people are allergic to it, they outgrow it. Rice protein is also lactose- and gluten-free.

Signs that tell you can benefit from using rice water

If you suffer from these hair conditions mentioned below, it is high time you use rice water to reverse these symptoms.

  • frizzy hair
  • hair lacks volume
  • drier hair than usual
  • you have recently colored your hair
  • your hair has lost elasticity

Now, let us see how we can prepare and use rice water for our hair.

Guide to Using Rice Water for Hair

All you need is two to three cups of uncooked rice and two clean bowls. Start the process by soaking the rice in the bowl for at least half an hour. Drain the soaked rice water in another bowl . Now you are ready to use this water for your hair. Apply this post shampooing the hair by pouring it slowly over the head. Massage your scalp thoroughly for a few minutes and let it reach your roots. Leave it for about 30 minutes and rinse it off. Your nourished, silky hair is not very far!

In addition to this, using organic hair care products that do not damage our hair is as important. That is why UnbottleCo has come up with Hairtelligent® solutions for common hair problems such as dandruff and hair fall. A few of the products are listed below: 

Tuco Hairtelligent Anti-Dandruff Conditioner Proven to Fight Dandruff 

Hi! Iam Tuco Hairtelligent Anti- Dandruff conditioner proven to fight dandruff. Why am I Hairtelligent? Because I have 4 super botanicals inside me — 2 to treat dandruff, 2 to prevent recurrence and my packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic.

To treat:

  • Activated charcoal aids scalp health
  • Wheat gram arrests dandruff

To prevent recurrence:

  • Keratin makes hair stronger
  • Jojoba oil boosts hair volume

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Tuco Hairtelligent Proven to Fight Dandruff 

Hi! I’m Tuco Hairtelligent 's Proven Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. Why am I Hairtelligent®? Because I have 4 super botanicals inside me — 2 to treat dandruff, 2 to prevent recurrence. And my packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic.

Tuco Hairtelligent Anti-frizz Oil for Smooth and Silky Hair with Argan Oil and Silk Protein, Proven to Fight Frizz 

This natural pre-wash oil is enriched with key active botanicals like  argan oil, coconut oil, silk protein, macadamia extract, linoleic acid, bamboo extract, horsetail extract, pea sprout extract and pomegranate. 

  • Argan oil removes frizz and softens hair
  • Virgin coconut oil improves hair texture and smoothes hair 
  • Silk protein boosts hair strength and moistures
  • Pomegranate heals damaged cuticles
  • Linoleic acid stimulates hair growth
  • Bamboo extract has scalp-soothing properties
  • Jojoba oil boosts hair volume
  • Wheat germ oil helps in building collagen
  • Shea butter reduces dryness and treats scalp damage

Break The Fall - Hair Fall Defence Post Wash Serum 

This gentle, natural serum is enriched with key active botanicals like keratin, biotin, collagen, niacinamide, zinc, pea sprout, rice protein, panthenol and Gluco omega blend.

  • Keratin makes hair stronger and less prone to breakage.
  • Biotin intensely hydrates
  • Collagen improves elasticity and hair volume
  • Niacinamide stimulates blood circulation and helps hair growth
  • Zinc promotes hair tissue growth
  • Pea sprout extract helps hair regrowth and heals damaged cuticles
  • Rice protein soothes and nourishes scalp
  • Panthenol enhances strand volume
  • Gluco omega blend nourishes the scalp 
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