Did You Know? Washing Your Hair With Beer Has SO Many Benefits
If someone asks you what shampoo you use, and if your reply is, “beer,” you may get a few strange looks. However, this practice is not particularly strange in the Asian community, as the Chinese society has been using beer as part of their tradition to promote hair growth on babies.
In fact, Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones believes in washing the hair with beer as well, which explains why she has such beautiful long locks. Who knew beer of all things could make the hair soft, shiny and fuller?
Beer is the jackpot for your hair’s mineral needs
For those who are looking towards triggering hair growth, using a beer treatment can help stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, boosting hair growth. According to researchers, beer contains a mineral called silica, which is known to add volume to hair and make it thicker. Silica is also commonly taken as a hair and nail supplement.
Apart from silica, the proteins found in malt and hops — silica, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, iron and also the B vitamins — active ingredients crucial to repair damaged hair. Meanwhile, the sucrose and maltose sugars present in beer tighten and strengthen hair cuticles for enhanced shine.
The popular beverage is known to condition your hair while maintaining the pH level of your scalp, keeping it from getting too dry or oily. However, do keep in mind that too much of anything is not good for you.
Here are some ways you could use beer for hair growth:
- Rinse your hair with beer and wait for 15 minutes before washing
- Add honey, banana, egg yolk, and use it as a mask (cover your head with shower cap to avoid mess). Wait for 2 hours.
- Add boiled beer to your shampoo
- Mesh strawberries with beer. Wait for 20 minutes
- Pour beer and apple cider vinegar mixture through your hair after you’ve conditioned it.