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Beer for Hair Moisture

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jun 11, 2014

I am always searching for that miracle to turn my dry locks into shiny, flowing hair. My bathroom cabinet contains products that cost way too much money so I am always open to alternative (less expensive) options.

A friend recommended I use beer as a natural hair moisturizer. I thought—why not experiment with an item I already have stocked in the fridge? This unlikely beauty beverage has now become my secret weapon—even if I smell like a frat party afterwards.

The nutrients in beer make it an effective moisturizer. The protein component of beer acts as a nourishing agent to help repair hair damage, boost volume, and create the appearance of thicker locks. Other ingredients in beer, including yeast and sugar, stimulate the cuticle and induce intense shine. Beer also contains B vitamins, which further promote hair health.

How to:
The “beer hair moisturizer” method can be tweaked to your liking, but the procedure is simple. First allow the beer to flatten and reach room temperature. Shampoo your hair normally, then pour the flat beer over your scalp and allow it to sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing. Repeat this process once a week for best results.

PROS: Easy and affordable. Great excuse to buy more beer.
CONS: May temporarily smell like the bottom of a beer barrel

HOW TO BUY: Pick up a 6-pack at your local store.

– Jessica Boden, a fair-skin redhead searching for that perfect foundation shade

 

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