Rinsing natural hair with BEER

How to make a beer hair rinse:

Take 1/2 to1/3 glass of light beer. The best would be organic, unpasteurized beer without conservants. You need to make the beer flat — either leave it open for a days or two or simmer it. (Itś a great way to use up leftover flat beer after a party!)

There are several ways to use this:

  • Dilute your shampoo with beer and wash your hair with it.
  • Wash as usual and use the beer (diluted if you wish) as the second-last rinse. For best results work it gently into your hair and scalp, let it sit for 5 minutes before you wash it off.
  • Mix 1:1 with water and use as the last hair rinse.
  • If you want a more intensive treatment, try this: after washing your hair rub half of the beer into your scalp, wait 15 minutes then rub in the rest. Don’t rinse out.

I use the second method. You can also mix the beer with herb tisanes or honey. Honey is moisturising, but it lightens the hair and it needs to be washed out well.

The effects of a beer rinse stay around for a couple of weeks, this means you don’t need to do a hair beer rinse very often.

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