Wash your hair in beer next time you take a shower
What used to be an old wives’ tale is currently at the forefront of hair trends: beer shampoo. Not only is beer a tasty beverage, it’s amazing for your hair too! We already know, the thought of rinsing our hair down with a Budweiser doesn’t seem the most glamorous of things to do, but there are serious facts backing the benefits of beer-laden hair. Hollywood celebrities, when they’re not drinking it, applaud the benefits of beer for shiny, silky hair. Catherine Zeta-Jones says that she washes her hair in a mixture of beer and honey.
Here’s how it works. Cleansing with beer adds body to your hair. The complex carbohydrates have a hydrating effect, while proteins coat each strand, giving them more strength and elasticity. Not only does hair appear shinier in the short term, but it also becomes stronger to avoid long-term breakage. The yeast improves the health of the hair and scalp, encouraging growth. Flat beer works best to rinse hair, and it helps not to have too strong an odour. Shampoo and rinse out your hair as usual. Pour the warm flat beer on your head and massage it into your hair. Rinse with warm water and get ready for shiny, lustrous locks. Overall it adds volume, softness, and shine – and you can drink the left overs. What’s better than that?
If coating your strands with your favourite stout scares you, you can choose from a wide array of beer shampoos produced by more popular hair-care brands such as Redken For Me Clean Brew shampoo, Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout rinse, or Broo’s Citrus Pale Ale shampoo, all of which provide the effects of rinsing your hair with a beer, but none of the boozy smell side-effects. Hey, if Catherine Zeta-Jones does it, why shouldn’t you?!