How to Wash Your Hair With Beer for Soft Shiny Bouncy Hair

by Shivani on June 10, 2013

in Hair, Tips

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:

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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.

Thanks for reading! I post daily so keep checking back for new content.


♥ Shivani

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

sanaya pandit July 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

i have done that a lot, trust me. but i hate the smell of beer though:(


GlamDiaries July 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

The smell of beer faded from my hair and wasn’t too distracting thankfully.


Anne Williams February 24, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Okay did it and smelled like a bar all day long, lol. It does make it shinier though! I think I’ll stick with my argan oil leave in by pro naturals, it’s just less messy and doesn’t smell. Hey have you reviewed that brand by any chance??


GlamDiaries February 25, 2014 at 12:29 am

Haha! Did you air dry your hair though? I air dried it with no heat so didn’t face any problem with the smell.

I have the argan oil by josie maran and it’s amazing! I use it on my eyelashes at night. I haven’t purchased the one by pro naturals but I guess it should be fine as long as it’s pure argan oil 🙂


Anne Williams February 25, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Yeah I dried it! Never used the josie argan oil, the pro naturals one is a heat protectant so it has that added ingredient, I think it’s just for hair that one. Maybe I’ll get the josie maran for eyelashes too now that you mention it!


GlamDiaries February 28, 2014 at 2:38 am

Yeah and if you have any prob with fine lines try it on them. It really tightens them up. I’ll do a review soon.

Oh and if you write a blog let me know. Would love to check it out 🙂


Melissa June 27, 2014 at 7:55 am

Really? I never guessed beer can actually be a hair care treatment! lol. Just also wanna share the one I’m using right now– its the argan oil.
It really does the trick. Plus you should try to get their argan oil for after
a shower, it won’t make your hair greasy at all. You pump a bit out and comb it
through your hair to get it softer and a lot less frizzy. I use all of that
stuff and it’s awesome since I have the frizziest hair you can imagine.

Reply July 5, 2014 at 3:31 am

Thanks for the info. I was going to try moroccan oil but I’ll Google reviews for Argon oil before I buy.

Thanks for reading 🙂


Priya M July 24, 2014 at 5:51 am

Okay, this is interesting. I have to try it 🙂 xo


subhadra August 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

after using the beer do i need to wash it off with shampoo or only cold water?
I wanna try. so…………


Shivani August 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

Warm or cold water. I wouldn’t recommend hot water because it’s bad for your hair anyway. But even hot would work but just try to avoid it because it makes your hair dry.


bhavani February 3, 2016 at 7:17 am

how to get dis argan oil


reena debbarma July 18, 2016 at 7:05 am

Hi, Shivani
I tried washing my hair with beer but no sign of any better symptoms.
Thanks for sharing an informative post…!


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