The trend these days seems to be that humans are seeking out more natural ways to improve the quality of their lives and natural products to replace their beauty cabinets full of chemicals. We all know that beer is medicine for the soul, but the aliens have recently found out that it can have medicinal properties for your hair as well!
We have personally have tried a number of do-it-yourself natural hair care masks ranging from egg yolks to mayonnaise to avocado and even honey, but none seem as clean or as easy as doing a simple beer rinse at the end of your shower.
So what about beer makes it good for your hair? The malt and hops that make up 2 of the 4 main ingredients of beer pack a protein punch that can strengthen hair, and the B vitamins and natural sugars produced from fermentation can make it shinier as well.
So how can you add beer to your regime? You literally only need beer and water; the ingredients that lead to a successfully happy life!
It’s easy: combine ¼ cup room temperature beer with ¼ cup water. Shampoo and condition your hair, and then once those products are rinsed out apply the beer rinse to your hair and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. Make sure you thoroughly rinse the beer out though, or risk smelling like your first year of college again. If you want to avoid the smell of beer altogether, simply add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the mix before applying it to your hair.
Warning: though beer has great qualities for your hair, it is still alcohol. Applying the rinse more than a couple times a month puts you at risk for drying your hair out.
Some companies have even started making beer shampoos. One of them that caught our attention is the Cynthia Sylvia Stout beer shampoo, that “smells delicious, just like a brandy, stout and lemon cocktail and even makes curly hair unbelievably shiny and bouncy once again.” You can buy the product at Lush and has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 260 reviewers. We’re definitely adding this to Santa’s list!
Check it out here: http://www.lushusa.com/Cynthia-Sylvia-Stout/00802,en_US,pd.html
Another company worth mentioning is BROO, which has a whole line of hair care products made with craft beer. Some examples are the Hydrating Porter, the Volumizing Pale Ale and the Smoothing IPA.
Check their story and the rest of their products out at: http://broo.com/
We will definitely be trying out the do-it-yourself rinse, and we want you to try too! Document your hoppy hair trials and tag us on social media!
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