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Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair Growth Recipe 

Do you want a proven and advanced rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe?

If you're anything like me you hate feeling like your hair growth is stunted, right?

Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair Growth Recipe

Well, it's time to introduce you to the newest science-backed natural hair growth boosting elixir that's almost as popular as the most celebrated DIY natural hair products online..

It's known as the "HOT O.G. Hair Growth Rinse".


The "HOT O.G. Hair Growth Recipe".

Turns out that:

This unique formulation of onion juice and fermented rice water (plus 4 more scientifically-proven booster ingredients) dramatically...

  • Increases your hair health
  • Boosts your hair growth
  • Slows hair breakage big-time
  • Stops thinning edges and helps regrow your hairline
  • Destroys dandruff
  • All while being super-cheap to do and all-natural.

And in today's ultimate tutorial I'm going to show you the exact HOT O.G. Hair Growth recipe, and...

I'll teach you how to use this growth rinse with step-by-step instructions.

So get happy sis!

As someone who has interviewed the author of the book "The Science of Black Hair", I love to teach the science of how you will get the best result. So look...  

This is the most advanced fermented rice water and onion juice for natural hair rinse that you'll find this year...

...and you can easily do this at home to see more beautiful natural hair growth and health.

So buckle up baby and Jump On In! 


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CONTENT GUIDE: Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair

The Science Behind
Why Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair Works

Imagine putting 3 of the most powerful hair growth remedies together along with an All-Star Supporting Cast of 3 more health boosting, beasts-of-growth ingredients to get some bomb beauty results and boosted hair growth. 

And the best part is:

It's all factually-based and science-backed.

So if you want an info-hub that does more than recommend you buy "wild hair growth oil" from Amazon and send you on your way, good cuz I teach you dope DIY recipe!

The 1st 3 base ingredients in the The "HOT O.G. Hair Growth Rinse" are:

  1. Cayenne-laced fermented rice water (The HOT)
  2. Onion ( O )
  3. Garlic ( G )

I'll explain the cayenne hair growth advantage in this tutorial below...

For now though:

I'll just tell you not to worry, it doesn't feel hot on your head or burn at all.

And because it's DIY, you can get hair growth without shelling out the big bucks for advanced biotin hair growth serums.

So let's go into some detail...

1 Reason Why Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair are BASE Ingredients...

The reason why rice water and onion juice for natural hair work so well for boosting your hair growth and retention is because rice, for one, is a powerhouse of the ever-important element, sulphur.

You see:

Your hair is made up of 97% keratin, and keratin has high sulphur content, that sulphur is almost entirely in the form of the amino-acid cystine.

Sulphur also acts as an antibacterial and antifungal stimulant for your scalp and hair follicles and is a critically important mineral that gives your hair and skin beauty, elasticity and strength.

Onions Also Contain Quercetin - a Powerful Flavonoid

This is a MAJOR hair growth key: Onions contain Quercetin which is a powerful flavonoid which a 2011 clinical study showed to prevent and treat alopecia areata, this powerful hair growth flavonoid actually is an antioxidant and has amazing anti-inflammatory properties to fight dandruff too. 

  • SOURCE: PubMed US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

The sulpur in onions also stimulates blood flow to the scalp and as you may know, increased blood flow in your scalp helps rush these hair growth helpers to your hair follicles

  • Oxygen
  • Vitamins A,C and E
  • Minerals 
  • Amino acids
  • Proteins
  • Folic Acid
  • Biotin

Bottom line is:

Onions are absolutely jam-packed with all types of acids, nutrients and natural chemicals that are beneficial to your scalp and hair follicles.

This is what helps your hair to get healthy, strong, be constantly-growing and resistant against breakage.

Another clinical study published in 2002 on the use of onion juice as a treatment for spot baldness...

Shows you:

That onion juice gave significantly higher results with regard to hair growth, and unlike the earlier study, this one was performed on humans instead of mice. [RELATED ARTICLE: How to get beautiful Black skin...]

Benefits of Adding Fermented Rice Water to This Onion Juice Hair Growth Recipe

How To Reduce Protein in Rice Water & Onion Juice Natural Hair Rinse

Here's a quick aside: Although rice water is good for natural hair, if your hair is not in need of protein, leave the fermented rice water out of this recipe, because fermented rice is dang-near a REAL protein treatment.

Add the cayenne in on DAY 2.

If you want to know more about the protein content of rice water click here.

As you may know, we've written quite a bit about the benefits of rice water for hair growth, science has proven that fermented rice water is rich in pitera.

Pitera is a powerful substance that's made during the fermentation process.

Here's the kicker:

This substance promotes cell regeneration in your hair strands and for your scalp.

This is yet another reason that The Hot O.G. Hair Growth Rinse scientifically and systematically slows breakage and promotes hair growth.

Cayenne-laced fermented rice water is an amazing natural hair regimen staple.

It gives your hair:

Root strengthening properties, it adds shine and luster, prevents graying hair and adds protein.


WHY All-Natural Hair Growth Remedies THAT ACTUALLY WORK Aren't Promoted

It's crazy...

Some of the best hair growth products on Earth grow right from the ground, like bamboo and African herbs for hair growth, for example.

But the reason why in-depth information about these natural remedies are barely revealed is because...

...it's more difficult for companies to profit from something we can just grow in our backyard.

Almost FOR FREE... 

Most companies want to push their own products & avoid teaching DIY hair growth solutions.

They gotta pad those pockets, right?

Don't get me wrong:

We support great natural hair companies and products that work great for type 4 hair like TGIN.

Still though:

We believe that many times, LESS is MORE and all-natural products bring a certain simplicity to your life and natural hair regimen.

The Reason Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair Destroys Dandruff

If you take a close look at your scalp, there's a lot of obstruction and bacterial build-up, especially in the areas around the openings of your follicles.

This obstruction slows down the ease of which your hair strands can push out of your follicles and stay healthy. 

Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair - scalp and folliclesThe human scalp has a lot of obstruction & bacterial build-up

The sulphur in onion has antibacterial and antifungal properties that clean these areas on a much deeper level, it kills off germs, parasites and stops fungal infections from growing. 

So if you have dandruff which is usually a fungal problem, onion juice will be really helpful and can clear it up.

On top of that the sulfur in onion juice also has stringent properties, it acts as a stimulant that boosts blood flow to your scalp.

This is awesome because:

Increased blood flow helps your hair grow thicker and wakes up dormant hair follicles.

So over time you'll notice that your hair is thicker and fuller.

Not only that:

Sulfur in onion juice helps clear out dead skin cells that build up around your follicles.

PRO TIP: Almost every scalp condition we suffer from has something to do with bacterial or fungal build-up and the inflammation that this brings. Rice water and onion juice for natural hair works so well for your hair growth because it has the exact medical properties to deal with these fungal & bacterial issues.

Other problems that the HOT O.G. Hair Growth Recipe helps with:

  • Scalp psoriasis
  • Severe dandruff
  • Hair thinning
  • Eczema
  • Thinning edges
  • Alopecia
  • Graying Hair
  • Folliculitis

So let's get down to business and let me give you the advanced and ultimate HOT O.G. Hair Growth fermented rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe.

This bad girl will help grow your hair, stop hair shedding, destroy dandruff, grow your edges and have you looking amazing girl.

INGREDIENTS: "HOT O.G. Hair Growth Rinse
- Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair Recipe

So here's the ingredients list for this advanced cayenne-laced fermented rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe which I invented to give you maximum results. 

This amount of cayenne-spiked fermented rice water and onion juice for natural hair you'll make from this ingredients list is enough for one weekly application.

If you want to make enough for multiple applications simply double up on the ingredients.

Here's what you'll need:

Benefits of the Supercharging Ingredients
- More Than Just Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair

You'll notice that in this advanced rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe that:

The HOT O.G. Growth Rinse recipe is much more than simply rice water and onion juice alone.

This is major stuff and no fluff:

So let's talk about the benefits you will get from these super-charging additions...

Why Cayenne is in this Rice Water and Onion Juice Natural Hair Growth Rinse 

Why Cayenne is in The HOT O.G. Growth Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair Growth RecipeIt's the "HOT" in The HOT O.G. Hair Growth Rinse. Sizzling baby!

The cayenne pepper in this special recipe has capsaicin in it, which is a powerful bonus to the rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe is...

...capsaicin increases the stimulation of blood flow to your scalp..

By fermenting it along with the rice it becomes even more effective, this combination creates a serious hair growth aid.

Which is amazing because:

It's a safer organic substitute for those of you that are thinking about using Monistat for hair growth.

Why Garlic is in this Rice Water and Onion Juice Natural Hair Growth Rinse 

Garlic has powerful anti-microbial properties that help kill germs and bacteria, which are responsible for causing damage to the scalp, further inhibiting hair growth.

Raw garlic is known to be rich in vitamin C content that is great for promoting hair-health. It also boosts collagen production that helps stimulate hair growth.

Garlic and onions are members of the same allium family, and garlic also has an insane amount of antibacterial and antifungal properties.

That's why garlic is included in this cayenne-laced fermented rice water and onion juice for natural hair growth rinse.

Why Lavender Essential Oil is in this Rice Water and Onion Juice Natural Hair Growth Rinse 

Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair Growth Recipe  lavender_essential_oil_fermented_rice_onion_juice_natural_hair_products_hot_og_growth_rinseSmells Delicious & Grows Hair!

So now we're going to use lavender, that's one of our secret weapons...

...and we're going to use 2 teaspoons of sweet-smelling lavender in our rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe, lavender not only smells heavenly, it has wonderful scalp healing properties. 

A 2016 hair growth study found that lavender oil made hair grow thicker and faster than normal.

These benefits are stronger and more effective when you thoroughly work the lavender oil into the skin of your scalp.

Clinical studies also show that lavender oil may help with issues like pattern baldness or alopecia.

And this is bomb too:

By adding lavender, we are boosting the hair growth power of the cayenne-laced fermented rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe and at the same time...

...the lavender scent will help with masking that funky onion smell and make the rinse smell completely different so that it doesn't stink so bad..

Why Peppermint Oil is in this Rice Water and Onion Juice Natural Hair Growth Rinse 

Peppermint oil is an amazing hair growth oil that also has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, which help to cool the scalp. It also helps the growth rinse smell good instead of stinking.

Peppermint oil also opens clogged pores, fights lice and controls dandruff.

So it definitely has an important role in this cayenne-laced fermented rice water and onion juice for natural hair growth rinse.

Why Distilled Water is Best for this Rice Water and Onion Juice Natural Hair Growth Rinse 


You can use ANY good bottled water and get amazing results from this advanced rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe.

Still though:

I suggest that you use distilled water as a "Best Practice".

I'm one of them people who, when I do something, I gotta do it ALL THE WAY.

How you think I invented this advanced Hot O.G. Growth Rinse recipe?

"Don't make me do it to ya dunny cuz I'll over do it, so you dont confuse it with simple onion juices." (**Jay-Z voice**)


For real though sis:

The International Journal of Trichology conducted a study that compared the strength of hair that’s been treated with hard water against hair treated with distilled water.

Distilled water has some super-dope benefits for your hair.

You can't argue the science behind this method, ya know?

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How to Make a Fermented Rice Water and Onion Juice Natural Hair Growth Rinse 


Here are the ingredients you'll need:

  • 1 Large yellow onion
  • 2 Large cloves of garlic
  • 12 oz Bottled water (for fermentation process, distilled water is best, but not necessary.)
  • 4 oz Organic rice - any type/brand is fine (for fermentation process)
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (for fermentation process)
  • 2 teaspoons of lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil

Because of the fermentation step, this is a 2-day process.

Fermenting your rice water and cayenne is an easy process, so don't freak out...

DAY 1: THE HOT PROCESS: Making Your Cayenne-Laced Rice Ferment

You add these ingredients to large, clean glass jar that has a lid:

  • 12 oz of bottled water
  • 4 oz of organic rice
  • 1 teaspoon organic cayenne powder

Close your lid, give the mixture a good shake and you're done for the day.

Then you simply:

Place your jar of cayenne-laced rice water in a dark area (like a cupboard or drawer) that's at room temperature or warmer.

This fermentation process usually takes 24 to 48 hours, just remember that warmer temperatures will speed up the fermentation process.

You'll know your ferment came out right if it looks cloudy and smells/tastes slightly sour.

If your fermentation turns out too potent you can dilute it with fresh water and use as normal.

DAY 2: THE O.G. PROCESS: Extracting The Onion & Garlic Juice

To finish making this cayenne-laced fermented rice water and onion natural hair growth recipe...

...all you'll need is a good blender, a food processor or a juicer. 

Any of the 3 will do the job.

So let's get busy:

  • Step 1: Cut off the ends and peel the outer layers of the O.G. (onions and garlic).
  • Step 2: Chop the onions into small enough pieces for your particular blender to handle.
  • Step 3: Blend the Onion and Garlic until they are complete mush (add a splash of water if needed)..
  • Step 4: Grab your strainer of choice (cheesecloth, muslin, pantyhose, etc.).
  • Step 5: Strain the O.G. juice from the Onion & Garlic mush into a bowl or glass jar.
  • Step 6: Add your cayenne-laced fermented rice water in with the fresh O.G. juice.
  • Step 7: Add your 2 teaspoons of lavender essential oil.
  • Step 8: Add your 1 teaspoon of peppermint essential oil.
  • Step 9: Whisk the solution or shake up inside of a closed jar for 30 seconds.
  • Step 10: Put it in an application bottle and it's ready to use!

It's always best to use this mix fresh for maximum potency. 

So let's teach you how to apply and use this elixir!

How to Use: The Hot O.G. Rice Water and Onion Juice Natural Hair Growth Rinse 

Even though I'll be giving you all of the best practices for using the HOT O.G. cayenne-laced fermented rice water and onion juice for natural hair rinse...

...you can make your own adjustments as desired.

Here are the best practices and how to do the HOT O.G. Hair Growth Rinse.

  • The best hairstyle to have when using this scalp treatment is braids.

The reason why is that protective braid styles give you better access to your scalp without you having to manipulate your hair too much.

This is very important:

Because too much manipulation is never good.

If you don't happen to have braids at the time and you have very thick and kinky hair then it is strongly suggested that you apply this recipe in sections to avoid tangles.

So here's the application process:

  1. If you're not braided apply this recipe in sections.
  2. Massage the growth rinse into your scalp for 5 minutes or more. (IMPORTANT)
  3. (Optional) you can massage while using the inversion method for increased blood flow.
  4. Put on a shower cap for at least 90 minutes or sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash the recipe out of your hair. Be sure to check for and get rid of all particles that may remain in your hair.
  6. Condition your hair with your favorite natural hair conditioner, adding additional essential oils to your conditioner if you'd like for the smell benefits.

The overall benefits of this treatment are amazing!

It's definitely worth trying if you have thin edges or a lots of breakage this rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe works miracles for slowing down shedding issues and it's a great hair growth aid.

Super effective.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • QUESTION: Should I use the HOT O.G. Hair Growth Rinse everyday?
  • ANSWER: No, you should not, that would be overdoing it, and could cause scalp irritation. Once weekly is ideal.

  • QUESTION: Can I mix the HOT O.G. cayenne-laced rice water and onion juice with my shampoo?
  • ANSWER: Yes you can, but best practice is to use it separately so that the onion juice and cayenne-laced fermented rice water can have some time to sit on your scalp and go to work.

  • QUESTION: Can I mix my hair conditioner in with the HOT O.G. Hair Growth Rinse?
  • ANSWER: No, because hair conditioner should not touch your scalp and this treatment needs to sit on your scalp.

  • QUESTION: Do products containing sulfur work the same? 
  • ANSWER: It depends on what other ingredients are tagging along. Be very careful about the additional ingredients that these products may contain. As a natural you want to be cautious about what ingredients you allow to touch your scalp.

  • QUESTION: Can I leave this rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe in my hair overnight?
  • ANSWER: No, I would not suggest that. Don't leave it in your hair for more then 3 hours.

  • QUESTION: If I just eat more onions can I get the same effect?
  • ANSWER: You probably could. But you would need to eat them often and on a consistent basis to see the same benefits, and if you don't currently eat a lot of onions then the progress you see will show up more slowly. Eating onions is a great health practice for your hair skin and nails, I eat onions almost everyday. 

  • QUESTION: I'm allergic to eating onions, can I use this rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe?
  • ANSWER: No, you probably should not, if you're allergic to onions, even a topical application could cause an adverse allergic reaction.

CONCLUSION: Consistency Is The Key With Rice Water & Onion Juice Natural Hair Growth Rinses... 

As with any natural hair growth solution that actually works,  The HOT O.G. cayenne-laced rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe is not a one-time fix-all type of solution.

Not even the most advanced Biotin Hair Growth Serum works with just ONE use.

So don't you even THINK about hittin' and quittin' it, I will personally come key your car and throw your clothes on the front lawn, ha!

For real though:

You got the keys, the key, the keys, the keys now...


The key for any legendary natural hair journey is finding proven methods and being consistent, so make sure that you use this recipe on a consistent basis to experience its FULL benefits. 

You will be IN LOVE!

I suggest you use this rice water and onion juice for natural hair recipe:

  • Once a week.
  • For atleast 3 months.
  • Or once every 2 weeks for 6 atleast months.

Also remember:

There's no need to ever stop using this in your natural hair regimen.

It's best used long-term:

So rather than using it every day for a week and then stopping...

...try to do the HOT O.G. Hair Growth Rinse once a week or once every two weeks on your wash days and stick with it long term.

You'll hair will look healthier and more beautiful month-by-month.

DO YOU KNOW: Which onion is best for hair growth? Red, yellow or white? 

which is the best onion for hair? rice water and onion juice for natural hair

Which onion is best for hair growth? Red, yellow or white? The answer is clear.

The best type of onion to use for hair growth is the yellow onion because it has more sulfur and flavonoids than other types of onion, that’s also the reason why they have the sharpest taste.

On top of that, yellow onions are absolutely loaded with zinc and copper.

As an added bonus, the yellow onion actually gives you a thicker juice and it's works in perfect harmony with HOT O.G. Hair Growth Recipe...

...and helps greatly if your hair’s damaged, weak, if you have dandruff, breaking dry hair or even hair loss.

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Enjoyed this Rice Water and Onion Juice for Natural Hair Recipe? Meet The Author!


Melissa Lee is a Contributing Editor to NHP and a former owner of the BlackhairOMG website. She formed 4C Trichology Growth Services, LLC., a US based hair care consultation service. She has also contributed as a writer and consultant for various hair and beauty websites. Melissa can be followed on Twitter here.

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