Treat Yo’Self Thursday: Beer Hair!
Are you all ready to treat yo’selves this Thursday? I sure am! I’m on a much needed vacation in Vancouver visiting my BFFs, so you know what I have a lot of?
This beauty DIY comes to you courtesy of my friend Dave, who informed me that washing your hair with beer will make it healthy and shiny!
I mean, I’ve always been a fan of the “shower beer” concept, but this is truly taking it to the next level. It seems the proteins and sugars in the beer will strengthen the keratin in your hair promoting health and shine!
It’s quite simple: after shampooing, flip your head upside down and work the room temperature beer into your hair at the scalp a little bit at a time. I used the whole can. Leave it in for a few minutes as you complete your various bathing tasks and rinse it out (thoroughly, if you don’t want your hair smelling like beer).
I added a bit of apple cider vinegar to my beer, as I find ACV does great things to my hair (and skin, but we’ll leave that discussion for next week). I also found some recipes online during my extensive research that suggest adding essential oils to the concoction so it won’t dry your hair out. I have oily hair so I left those out, but feel free to cater to your individual hair needs.
Dry and style as normal, and your hair will reek of shine and health (and possibly beer).
I hope you enjoyed this edition of TYST, and remember to treat yourself today, however you choose! (I chose cupcakes and beer – don’t you love being on vaycay?)
Written by Jessica Knox