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Have Your Beer and Wash Your Hair with it Too

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Mar 12, 2021
Have Your Beer and Wash Your Hair with it Too

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we found a Guinness hair treatment. Yes, beer can be a beauty product!

For all the girls out there that don’t like beer, you now finally have a reason too. And for the ones that already do, it just got 10 times better.

Two of the basic ingredients in beer—malt and hops—are packed with protein, which acts as a nourishing and strengthening agent. Soaking or rinsing your hair with beer will strengthen the cuticles and help repair the daily damage. Alcohol also contains B vitamins and natural sugars that can add a glossy shine.

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Here are some DIY beer hair treatment recipes:

Beer shampoo

Ingredients: 1 cup mild shampoo, ¼ cup boiled beer.

Boil the beer before letting it cool to room temperature and then mix it with shampoo. Although the alcohol has cleansing properties, combining it with shampoo makes it better able to remove dirt and grease.

Beer conditioner

Ingredients: 1 cup warm beer (preferably mildly scented), and 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, which is available everywhere from GNC to Walmart.

Combine ingredients, apply to hair, and spread from ends to scalp before rinsing well. It’s a natural conditioner that won’t make your hair look greasy. Beer adds body while jojoba oil adds shine. You can wash with both beer shampoo and conditioner; no need to stick with just one.

Beer and cider vinegar rinse

Ingredients: 1-ounce water, 2 teaspoons cider vinegar, 1-ounce flat beer, 5 drops rosemary essential oil.

Rub this through your hair after shampooing and conditioning to remove build-up from styling products.

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!