Beer is a much-loved alcoholic beverage. It is the highlight of loud parties and a drink that most of us associate with good times that we spend alone or with friends. Chilled beer on a sweaty day indeed adds shiny memories and coolness to hot summer and is quite famous for the same.
However, in recent times beer has increased its value to be something much more than just a companion for hangouts and parties. Beer has entered the beautiful beauty industry and has shown that it can, in fact, benefit people in numerous other ways than just making their party times fun and memorable.
What verifies it furthermore, is that In many researches it was found that beer is rich in antioxidants which is good for the body. The darker the beer, the higher the content of antioxidants and this quality of beer is due to the presence of ferulic acid present in barley, which is the main ingredient that is fermented, and used in making beers. Ferulic acid is nothing less than a beauty potion for the skin and according to many studies it was found that this acid is more easily absorbed by the body from beer. So if you are looking for beautiful skin, adding a little beer into your beautiful routine will do no harm.
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Beer for Hair
The fact that beer is good for skin is well established but it should also be noted that beer has also shown benefits to the overall quality of hair as well. This is because Beer is said to contain silica, which may help in strengthening hair follicles and promoting hair growth as well.
This quality of beer is now commercialized and Beer is famously used by a number of companies in making shampoos. To use beer to its full potential, flat beer or De-carbonated beers are readily being used as hair conditioners to help repair damaged hair and increase the volume and bounce of hair.
Using Beer for Hair and How to Use It As A Conditioner
After reading so much about the benefits of beer, If you are now keen and interested to know what effect beer is going to have on your hair, then just go ahead and try some beer, as it would do no harm.
If want to try this unusual treatment out then Here Is A Step-By-Step Guide To Do The Beer beauty hair rinse treatment at home:
Step 1- PREPARE THE BEER BY DE-CARBONATING IT
- Take a can or a bottle of beer and pour it out into a bowl or a jug.
- Leave this poured beer out into the open and let it sit for some time.
- When the beer has been de-carbonated or has turned ‘flat’, transfer it into a spare container and keep it in the bathroom to use it while you wash your hair.
It’s very important that only flat beer is used in rinsing and conditioning the hair. This is because carbonated beer contains carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide in the beer combines with water and then turns it to hard water, which is bad for hair.
Hard water will also hamper the cleansing action of the shampoo. If the water will be hard, then more shampoo would be consumed to clean the hair. Repeated cycles of the same may also cause the hair to get dry and brittle over the course of time.
Step 2- START WASHING YOUR HAIR AND USE REGULAR SHAMPOO ONLY
- Rinse and clean your hair using any regular shampoo that suits your hair and scalp.
- After washing your hair, instead of using any conditioner that you have normally used, keeping it aside it’s time now to use the flat beer you’ve prepared earlier.
- Take some beer and pour the beer directly onto your hair.
- Now gently and slowly massage the beer on the scalp and into the roots of your hair for about one minute and let it rest for another minute.
The minerals like silica in beer are said to be beneficial for the skin of the scalp as well. Gently massaging the hair ensures that beer reaches to the roots and blood circulation is important. Massaging is particularly helpful if you have an oily scalp and then leave the beer on for a few minutes to let the magic happen.
Step 3- RINSE THE BEER OFF
- Use cold water to rinse off the beer properly.
- Massage your scalp during the process gently.
- Don’t worry if some of the beer is left behind on the scalp.
If the beer doesn’t wash away completely then don’t worry as this residual beer is not bad for hair as it is considered to be beneficial to improve the quality of hair.
How many times can you do the beer conditioning ?
Too much of anything is bad so use this routine only once or twice a week. Be careful as too much use of beer on your hair may lead to dryness of scalp and dandruff and can have the opposite effect.
You can also enhance the abilities of your beer conditioner by adding a number of other natural hair-friendly ingredients to it like honey, apple cider vinegar, or egg, as well as natural oils like chamomile oil, jojoba oil, etc. before using it for rinsing. All these ingredients can enhance the conditioning abilities of beer
So, now you know it that If you are suffering from dull, lustrous hair, hair breakage, hair fall, you can use beer to your rescue in the right manner.
However it’s better to keep away from this beer treatment if you’re suffering from skin conditions, dandruff and chronic hair conditions and irritated scalp as in these cases proper treatment and medicated conditioners may be the best.
It’s highly advisable and stressed that you should consult a noted dermatologist before modifying your hair care routine in any way.
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