The short answer to this is yes. Anyone who is trying to grow their hair is likely frustrated by the time it takes to see significant results. However, without the appropriate moisture and nourishment to your locks, growing it will take longer and the results will not be as impressive. Sometimes, all you need to add is a can of beer and a little extra time, and you can boost your hair growth!
A Surprisingly Popular Hair Care Treatment
Would you be surprised if I told you that this popular drink is also just as popular as an ingredient in hair care products? There’s been an influx in hair care shampoos and products that have beer listed as an ingredient, and that is for many reasons.
Beer contains silica, a mineral that can help add volume and thicken hair. It is commonly used as a hair and nail supplement. Beer also contains:
- B Vitamins
When you add beer to your hair care routine, you will get an increase in blood circulation on the scalp, which will help improve your hair growth! You’ll also see damage repaired with the vitamin b rich golden liquid.
But that’s not all! The sucrose and maltose sugars that are in beer will help strengthen and tighten your hair’s cuticles, which will add an increase in shine. The beverage is also a great product to balance the pH level of your scalp which will help prevent oil or dryness!
How to Use Beer for Hair Growth?
With all those amazing benefits, you’re probably ready to head to the store and get yourself some beer to start bumping up your hair growth. If so, use these tips to start your new hair care routine with beer:
All you need is a cup of beer and your regular shampoo and conditioner. Leave the beer out for a few hours, or even overnight, to make it go flat. Wash your hair like you normally do, skipping conditioning if you have oily hair. Once finished, pour the flat beer over your hair and massage it into your scalp and through your locks to the ends. Leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse with cool water.
If you do this once a week, the beer will help balance the pH of your scalp and cleanse your hair. You’ll also see an improvement in bounce and shine.
There are numerous beer shampoos and conditioners available on the market, including:
- BROO Craft Beer Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
- Park Avenue Beer Shampoo
- Duffy’s Brew Premium IPA Craft Beer Shampoo
- Real Beer Shampoo Bar from Tasmania Australia
However, if you’re interested in creating your own beer shampoo, here is the process that we recommend:
Gather 1 ½ cups beer, 1 cup shampoo, and a pot for boiling.
Boil the beer for 15 minutes then remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Don’t worry if you see evaporation, this is normal. Once cooled, mix the beer with a cup of your shampoo. Wet your hair, then massage your new beer shampoo into your hair and lather well. Wash with cool water.
If you do this 2-3 times a week, the beer shampoo will help remove impurities from your hair and create a clean scalp that is paramount for the healthy growth of your hair.
Patience is Key
With all hair growth options available, you will need to have patience when trying to add growth to your hair. Be cautious though, if you overuse these beer hair care solutions, you can risk drying out your hair or stripping the natural oils away from it. But don’t be discouraged. Using beer in moderation can help promote hair growth!