Is Beer Really All That Good For Your Hair? Putting Guiness To The Test

//Is Beer Really All That Good For Your Hair? Putting Guiness To The Test

beer hair rinseI’ve known about a good old fashioned beer hair rinse for a long time but have always been skeptical. It just seemed like one of those DIY beauty treatments that were unnecessary – like moisturizing your face with bananas. It 2014, we have the technology to make great lotions and creams sans chemicals and they don’t brown! I’m all for going au naturel obviously but then there’s just wasting food. But when I saw that Ben had couple of cans of Guinness just sitting in our fridge door untouched for two months, I thought why not put this folky recipe to the test? Brewsperiment! The Treatment It seemed simple enough – open a can of beer, let it sit, warm and go flat, then pour it through your scalp and rinse.  Easy peasy hops and squeezey.  And the online reviews were promising as they touted more conditioned, volumous hair. What you need: Half a can of any beer – doesn’t need to be fancy imported stuff. So I opened up a tall can, poured half of it into a mason jar and left it out for a couple of hours. I think this is needed more for comfort because running cold sudsy beverages over your head seems pretty unpleasant. I’ve done a hair rinse with apple cider vinegar right out of the fridge and wowee!  It’s chilling.  Now I used a glass mason jar and was really careful with it but if you want to be safe, use a plastic cup. The shower or tub is a wet, slippery place and there is a risk of dropping and shattering glass. Last thing we want is you naked in a confined space with broken glass shards. I drew a bath and decided that this would be easier that a shower with its constant running water, diluting the rinse.  After shampooing and rinsing out my hair with the Pure + Simple Mane Taming shampoo (any natural shampoo will do), I carefully applied the Guinness to my hair and massaged it into my scalp as if shampooing again. Then I tied my beered up hair in a messy bun and enjoyed my soak. Ten minutes later I rinsed my head out, towel dried and waited for the results.

A new take on the beauty bar?

A new take on the beauty bar?hair rinse

Verdict? Well, I need to apologize to the beer gods because when my hair dried, it was so bouncy and clean feeling with each strand feeling like it had a light conditioned coating to it!  More importantly, I didn’t smell like I had gone out and binge drank that night as you could hardly detect an odour at all. This is unlike the apple cider vinegar rinse in which Ben always exclaims “you smell sour!” (what every woman wants to hear from her husband). Awesome. This St Paddy’s day when cleaning up the half empties around the house (not in my universe by I can live vicariously through you), save a few for a DIY hair rinse.  No waste no haste.

2017-05-01T16:39:41+00:00 By |Natural Beautycare|0 Comments

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