A tall glass of Budweiser…for my hair, please.

beer bottlesIn a recent issue of Life & Style, I saw a feature on beer actually being good for your hair (and after all those times I freaked out at the bar?!).

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.”

I also came to find out that the 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 simple recipes (found easily when I googled “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.

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