Okay, so imagine a scenario where you find yourself with an extra can of beer. I know, I know, it doesn’t necessarily happen all that often, at least not in our household. But for the sake of argument, let’s just say you do. What to do with said can of beer? Well I have the perfect solution for you – put it in your hair! It’s true – a beer hair rinse will actually give you very shiny, smooth hair and even gives your hair nice volume and body. A beer hair rinse will also enhance natural curls and give life to dull hair. After reading this post, I bet you’ll go out to buy a batch of special hair-rinse beer.
Beer contains malt, which nourishes your hair and gives you shiny hair. The yeast in a can of beer will strengthen the hair and give volume to your hair.
Beer to use in a hair rinse
- You can use any kind of beer in a hair rinse, but avoid beers with a very strong smell.
- If you haven’t finished drinking a can of beer, just put it in the fridge and use within a few days as a beer hair rinse. Or if you’ve bought some beer that turned out not to taste very well, just use it in your hair.
How to do a beer hair rinse
- Take your can or bottle of beer, pour it into a container. Let it sit for a while (30 minutes–1 hour) until it is room temperature and some of the carbonic acids are gone.
- Wash your hair as you normally do – using conditioner only, no ‘poo, shampoo or whatever you regularly use. However, you don’t need to use conditioner after your shampoo, and if you’re using no ‘poo you can skip the acv rinse (or pour a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into the beer)
- Tilt your head forwards and pour the beer over the back of your head, trying to get the beer all over your hair. Massage your hair and scalp a little bit to get the beer into the hair.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly.
Results of the beer hair rinse
This is what my hair looked like after the beer hair rinse. I thought the results were really nice and I will definitely be rinsing my hair with beer again. I could feel a slight smell of beer in my hair afterwards, but it didn’t smell of alcohol, more like bread or something so I didn’t mind really. If you don’t like the smell you can always put a bit of essential oil in the hair.
Have you ever tried using beer in your hair? What did you think of it?