Does rice water really grow hair?

Chef's answer
Many people find rice water to be a beneficial hair treatment. Historical examples and anecdotal evidence suggest rice water may improve the strength, texture, and growth of hair. ... While its benefits for hair remain unproven, using a rice water hair rinse is safe to try at home and may also be used on the skin.
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