Happy National Beer Day! Now Put Your Budweiser on Your Hair

by | Apr 7, 2017 | Blog, Hair

Happy National Beer Day! Beer is the world’s oldest alcoholic drink–dating back to Sumer and Babylonia (before 6000 BCE). And it’s still one of the most widely consumed beverage in the world.

While beer contains salt, which could swollen eyes and thirsty skin, it has some health benefits. “It does contain antioxidants and other anti-aging benefits,” Dr. Jessica Krant Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, tells The Huffington Post.

Because of these benefits, beer has become a beauty trend. It’s now not just for drinking, but also for you to apply on your skin and hair.

Celebrity hairstylist Francky L’Official gives the beer treatment to his clients when he shampoos their hair. How? He pours a warm bottle of Budweiser Select over their heads, rinses, and then dries and styles the hair as usual.

L’Official tells U.S. News & World Report, “People put beer in lamb, in bread, in pastries. Why not use it for your hair, too? It gives it body and makes it shiny and bouncy.”

Lush is also selling a shampoo featuring stout as the main ingredient. The pub-inspired shampoo, called Cynthia Sylvia Stout, claims to give your hair weight, smoothness and gloss. Since its launch several years ago, the product has gathered 307 reviews with an average of 4.5 stars.

national beer day Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo

If you don’t want to spend $32.95 on experimenting beer shampoo, you can also make your own. Truth in Aging recommended the following recipes:

Shampoo

1 cup mild shampoo
1/4 cup boiled beer- Start with 1.5 cup beer before boiling and let it cool to room temperature.

Conditioner

1 cup warm beer (preferably mildly scented)
1 tsp jojoba oil- Follow up your regular shampoo with this natural, non-greasy conditioner.

Rinse

1 oz water
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 oz flat beer
5 drops rosemary essential oil- Rub this solution through your hair after shampooing to remove build-up from hair products.

 

However, rinsing your hair with beer is not all fun and games. Alyssa Toomey at E! News tried the trend, and wasn’t very amused by the process or result.

The color looked the same, and I thought it felt a bit tangled—kind of that bedhead look. I probably wouldn’t try this again (unless I find myself unexpectedly running down memory lane at a frat party), but it certainly added a buzz to my night.

 

Ask a dermatologist today!

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