Beer is also a beauty tonic!
So, on International Beer Day, we’re sharing some of the most vital ways in which beer can benefit your skin and hair.
When we first received samples of a beer-based shampoo and conditioner to test, we thought it was a joke. Beer as hair wash? But a job is a job, and in the name of scientific research, we gamely agreed to give the stuff a go, prepared that it could end pretty badly for our hair and hygiene. Then something crazy happened, the stuff actually worked. Fine hair, for example, was suddenly thicker and shinier. So we tried it again. And again. Two months later, we’re sold. Beer: Not just for drinking.
Beer is a much-loved alcoholic beverage that we all perhaps associate with fun times with friends, loud parties and shiny memories on hot summer days. However, did you know that beer is much more than just a companion for hangouts and parties, and can, in fact, benefit you in a number of ways? Apart from the obvious benefit of helping in stress relief, beers may have a number of other health and beauty benefits too, which many of you may be unaware of.
1. A natural conditioner, beer makes the hair look bouncy and thick. Wash your hair with beer, and you’ll see how much volume you get on your crown. Also, you can easily bid goodbye to frizzy hair with a simple beer wash.
2. Hair is mostly made of protein, and the malt hops that go in the making of beer are a rich source of protein. Using beer wash or packs for your hair will enrich it, and make it shinier.
3. The yeast and vitamin B content in beer can also treat dandruff. Use it for a hair wash two or three times a week, and you’ll get healthier scalp as well.
4. If you want to enhance the abilities of your beer conditioner, you can add a number of other hair-friendly ingredients to it before using it for rinsing. Some people add natural ingredients like honey, apple cider vinegar, or egg, as well as natural oils like chamomile oil, jojoba oil, etc, to the flat beer to enhance its conditioning abilities.
5. The malt and hops found in your beer are loaded with protein, which nourishes and strengthens hair. The nutrients found in beer can even help repair dried out damaged hair to its former lusciousness. … Plus, the alcohol in the beer contains B vitamins that load up your hair with shine
6. For those who are looking towards triggering hair growth, using a beer treatment can help stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, boosting hair growth. Along with vitamin B, the proteins found in malt and hops (which are active ingredients in beer) are said to repair damaged hair
7. But on the other hand, if you are a blonde or have light brown hair, you could use beer to add some natural brightness to your hair. … A beer, lemon, and egg rinse is another natural way to lighten your strands. Lemon juice has this natural tendency to lighten hair.
8. The minerals in beer are said to be beneficial for the skin on your scalp as well. This is, particularly, helpful if you have an oily scalp. Leave the beer on for a few minutes. … Use it only once or twice a week, as too much use of beer on your hair may lead to dryness of scalp and dandruff
1. The vitamins in beer reduce acne breakouts and can add to the natural glow of your skin. Just make a beer face pack at home, try it, and you’ll know the difference.
2. Beer is a good cleanser and helps dissolve dead skin cells, and increase the elasticity of the skin. By balancing the skin’s pH levels, beer cleans and nourishes it.
3. When mixed with a little lemon juice, beer can clear blocked skin pores and lighten brown spots. This will give your skin a youthful and fresh look.
Turns out, there’s legit science behind why beer-based grooming products work. The yeast, barley, and hops contain protein and B vitamins that add fullness and shine to hair; they also create a barrier that locks in moisture in skincare products. Of equal importance, by extracting the essential compounds in beer and mixing them with solid, manly-scented ingredients like sandalwood and pine, the fragrance is no different — maybe even better — than what you use now, and you won’t show up for work at 9 am smelling like you’ve been on an all-night bender.
However, beer is not just good for the skin, but it may benefit your hair as well. Beer is used by a number of people in making shampoos, and de-carbonated beers are also used as conditioners to help repair damaged hair and reinvigorate the volume of your hair.
So, now you know! If you suffer from excessive hair breakage, hair fall, dandruff or other chronic hair problems, it’s better to keep away from this beer treatment, as in these cases medicated conditioners may be the best. It’s advisable to consult a noted dermatologist before modifying your hair care routine.