Beer Treatments for Your Hair
Some people claim that their favourite beer is a beauty product, and use it on their hair. Apparently it works wonders! We did some investigating and found the best beer treatments you can easily do at home. Enjoy.
Beer has been used on hair since ancient times! Why? Well, beer is rich in proteins and vitamins: nutrients that help maintain hair healthy. It also adds volume. The alcohol is thought to cleanse the hair, clarifying it, and it’s the alcohol that acts as the shine agent that adds lustre. It also softens, meaning you get
Beer conditioner comb through
First, you’ll need some beer! Buy some, or get someone who’s over 18 to buy a bottle for you. You don’t need to get your favourite type. A cheap variety will work just as well! Keep it out of the fridge, and open it just before you need it.
Wash your hair as normal, with
Jojoba oil is great for all hair types and it resembles the structure of sebum, the natural oil produced by your scalp. It’s good for treating a dry scalp, and can be used in a variety of different ways, including with beer!
To use it with beer, start by preparing your mixture. Add a few drops of the oil and the bottle of beer to a bowl and whisk them together well. Follow the instructions above, but only put the beer on the bottom half of your hair, as you don’t want to get the oil on your scalp. Rinse and style as normal after leaving the mixture on for a couple of minutes.
Using beer as shampoo
Since beer’s alcohol content helps you clarify your locks, it works well as a shampoo. The method is reversed, and you put beer on your hair before you use your regular
Lemon juice can help lighten your hair, and it works well as a lightening treatment. Mix equal parts lemon juice with water. Then apply this mixture to the hair, in the areas you want to lighten it. Sit in the sun for around an hour and a half (don’t forget your sunscreen!), then come inside and get into the shower. Cleanse with a gentle shampoo like baby shampoo, then do a jojoba/beer rinse, making sure to get the oil/beer mixture on the areas you lightened, but not on the roots. Do this treatment regularly, and you’ll naturally lighten your hair!