Today I am going to share a hair tip with you all. I am going to teach you how to use beer in your hair instead of a conditioner. I had always heard that using beer as a last rinse after shampooing your hair gives it shine , bounce and softness. I had always only heard of it and never actually given it a try mainly because I am not a big fan of the smell, being a teetotaller. I was also scared that the smell might not go away and I would end up smelling like an alcoholic the whole day. But there is a solution for that and I have to say that this beer hair experiment was a success!
Find out how to wash your hair with beer below:
Before I actually gave the real beer a try I tried a beer shampoo by Park Avenue. I was shopping at the grocery store when this shampoo caught my eye. The packaging is so cute isn’t it?! This shampoo is really good and works really well even without conditioner! I thought to myself if the shampoo works so well imagine what real beer would do!
How to wash your hair with beer:
1) Open a bottle of beer (any brand would do) and empty the contents into a large jug.
2) Leave the jug out overnight so all the fizz and alcohol goes away. You only want to put FLAT beer in your hair and not freshly opened fizzy beer.
3) Shampoo hair as you normally would. Skip the conditioner and soak your hair ends in the beer. I put the beer into a big mug before I take it to the bathroom for easy use.
4) Once you have dipped your hair ends into the mug full of beer, rinse the remaining part of your hair with the leftover beer. Your scalp should also be rinsed with it.
5) Massage it into your head and hair gently for 1 minute.
6) Rinse your hair with cold water. Do not over rinse! You do not want to take all of the beer out.
That’s it, you’re done!
Result: I noticed my hair was soft but not very soft. I think it takes a few beer washes to get to the very soft level but it was definitely softer than before. My hair is almost completely straight but it has just a few slight waves to it and after my hair dried those waves were gone! The major change I felt was that there was a lot more bounce and volume in my hair once it dried.
So this beer hair experiment was a success. Will I do it again? Yes!
* I wanted to put a picture of my hair after the wash but it’s dark out now and I don’t have much lighting. I will post it tomorrow in the pst so do check back.
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