Have you noticed that Asian women have baby-soft skin and shiny black hair? This beauty secret lies in their kitchen. Unlike the rest of the world, Asian women do not throw away the water in which they wash or boil rice. Instead, they make a concoction out of it and use it on their face and hair. This hair care beauty practice came into existence when women farmers in China, Japan, and other Southeast Asian countries bathed in the water used for cleaning rice.