Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Three Cheers for Beer!

Not only is it lovely to drink, it's a great rinse for your hair.
Beer can help revive flat and dull hair and has been used as an alternative conditioner for years now. Containing vitamin B and proteins it can leave hair with great shine - and not a hangover in sight. 
The type of beer doesn't matter, as long as it's flat. Giving your hair a beer rinse once a month is a great natural boost, and those hops can help strengthen keratin along with adding body. The only downside, you might end up smelling like you've fallen asleep in the drip tray at your local pub. But fear not! This can be easily avoided by adding a few drops of essential oil (whichever takes your fancy, I like lavender) 

I tried it out (much to Andy's dismay - "Your wasting beer on your hair?!! Are you mad?!") and found it definitely gave my hair more of a shine, and it felt cleaner (you know that squeaky clean feel) I was concerned it may leave my hair feeling slightly greasy or flat but it gave it a beertastic boost! I think next time I'm going to add a few drops of cider vinegar - which can help remove residual build up and smooth cuticles. Which is great for all your product junkies out there!
Do you use natural rinses? What do you think of adding beer to your beauty regime?
"Uh hello operator? Not sure I've got this beer rinse right?"

6 comments:

  1. Back in the 1960s & 1970s you could get a shampoo called Linco Beer which came in a plastic beer keg, I grew up using it and it was always advertised in Jackie Magazine as the in-thing! ask your mum! x

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    1. Investigating and they've withdrawn Linco Beer due to lack of poor sales. :( Might try and get hold of some as sounds interesting.
      xx

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  2. I know I don't always comment but I love your blog. My hair is so tempramental, your blog gives loads of great advice xx :o)

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    1. Thank you! That's very nice of you to say, glad you enjoy reading. :)
      xx

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  3. How interesting! I've never heard of anything like this! It's so cool and hilarious at the same time!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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  4. I lov this idea, so going to try it! x

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