The next time you have trouble finishing a bottle of beer, keep the leftovers for use as a hair tonic.
The proteins from the malt and hops found in beer coat, rebuild and repair damaged hair. Rinse hair with beer to add body and shine! A beer rinse can give extra life to naturally curly hair that straightens at the end of the day or even permed hair that is just about ready for a new perm!
Simple Beer Rinse
Beer's natural ingredients tighten the cuticle of the hair shaft and give hair a beautiful shine.
- 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 and work it through.
- Rinse with lukewarm, not hot, water.
The vinegar and the cider work together to tighten the cuticle.
With a smooth cuticle, the hair will reflect the light rather than absorb it, providing lovely luster!
Cider Vinegar and Beer Rinse
- 1 oz. water
- 1 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
- 1 ounce of flat Beer
- 5 drops Rosemary essential oil (optional)
Mix all ingredients together. Shampoo and rinse hair as usual. Pour the rinse on your hair and work it through. Rinse with lukewarm, not hot, water.
Jojoba Oil and Beer Conditioner
- 1 cup warm beer
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
Mix all ingredients together. Shampoo and rinse hair as usual. Pour the conditioner on your hair and work it through. Rinse with lukewarm, not hot, water. Jojoba oil is non-greasy and adds shine to your hair while beer adds body.
Beer Styling Tonic
Beer is a very good setting lotion. It makes hair look healthy and shiny, and gives blown 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.
Recipes have been gathered from friends, family, customers, and other sources. We have not tried all of these recipes and provide them as fun and interesting alternatives to commercial products. We do not guarantee that they will work for you as they have worked for others.