Beauty hacks: will fermented rice water improve your hair?

Some TikTok and Reels users are using rice water to condition their hair. Does it work?

The hack
The traditional Japanese (and south-east Asian) use of fermented rice water to strengthen and condition hair is doing the rounds on TikTok and Reels, thanks to the Kardashians and a lockdown boom in DIY haircare.

The promise
Milky rice water is supposedly rich in amino acids and vitamins good for hair. Don’t go mad: overuse could cause protein buildup and brittle hair.

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