So I was scanning through a super old issue of Life & Style and I saw a story on beer actually being good for your hair. This seemed questionable to me, I mean, didn’t I take extraordinary measures in college to AVOID just that? We all made sure to keep our distance from “that” drunk girl with the wobbly pint of Bud Light! However, I was definitely intrigued- after doing some research, I found out that Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s hairstylist, Francky L’Official, says that after he washes her hair he rinses it with Budweiser select and that “the malt has a ton of protein, which gives cuticles a lift, while the vitamin B and natural sugars make hair super shiny.” Proteins from the malt and hops coat the hair, build it up and help repair damage! Now this just seems too good to be true so I decided to test out the random bottles I had in my fridge with these four simple recipes I found when googling “beer in hair.”
Simple Beer Rinse
Once a month use a can of flat beer after shampooing. Choose a beer that does not have a strong odor, shampoo and rinse hair as usual. Pour the flat, warm beer on your hair, work it through and rinse with lukewarm water.
Cider Vinegar & Beer Rinse
1 oz water
2 teaspoons Cider Vinegar
1 ounce of flat Beer
5 drops Rosemary essential oil (optional)
Mix all ingredients together then shampoo and rinse hair as usual. Pour the rinse on your hair and work it through. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Jojoba Oil and Beer Conditioner
1 cup warm beer
1 teaspoon jojoba oil (Jojoba oil is non-greasy and adds shine to your hair while beer adds body)
Mix all ingredients together then shampoo and rinse hair as usual. Pour the conditioner on your hair and work it through. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Beer Styling Tonic
Beer is also a very good setting lotion. It makes hair look healthy and shiny, and gives blow-dried hair increased vitality, resilience, and hold. Spray a little beer into your hair using a pump bottle after shampooing, just before you dry and style your hair. You can store the beer for a week or two if you keep it in a sealed bottle in the refrigerator.