Age-Old Hair Remedy: Beer Hair-Care!
I love hearing about wacky hair-care remedies, new and old. Today’s is a classic and what better day to talk about this than on the weekend of Oktoberfest? As you may have guessed, the hair-care remedy that I am referring to is beer. Believe it or not, beer hair-care treatments are a thing.
The logic behind this remedy is that the elements that create the composition of beer can help your hair feel voluminous and shiny. So, this remedy is a God-send for people who have limp and fine hair. The nutrients found in beer are said to repair dry, damaged hair bringing it back to its healthiest state. The malt and hops in the beer are filled with protein which binds to hair and restores its strength. And talk about a vitamin boost- the alcohol in beer contains B vitamins which tighten the cuticles of hair and restore shine.
If you are intrigued by this age-old remedy, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s fairly easy to try. All you have to do is get into the shower with a bottle of your favorite brewski, wash and condition your hair as you regularly do, saturate your hair in beer, let it sit for few minutes, rinse your hair, and voila! Another, less boozy option is to mix a quarter cup of water, quarter cup of apple cider vinegar, and a quarter cup of beer to make a beer hair-care cocktail of sorts. Once again, after you’ve concluded your usual shampoo and condition routine, pour the concoction over your hair and let sit for a few minutes before a final rinse.The apple cider vinegar will cut the smell of the beer (which has the potential to make a DUI checkpoint a living nightmare). In addition to helping your hair attain volume and adding shine, the apple cider vinegar will also help remove product buildup.
It is recommended to repeat the treatment twice a month for best results.
Have you ever tried a beer hair-care treatment? Did you love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below.
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