Want Silky, Shiny Hair? Wash it with Beer!
Did you know Facebook has TV shows now?
It’s a platform called “Facebook Watch.”
I’ve been catching up on a series called Queen America, starring Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as a sharp-tongued pageant queen coach.
While watching, I couldn’t help but notice her gorgeous hair. At nearly 50, she’s still got incredibly luscious, full locks.
I decided to dig up the secret to her beautiful head of hair — and you’re not going to believe what it is…
Catherine actually uses a beer rinse to keep her hair thick and shiny, saying:
“I condition my hair with honey and beer. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel afterwards but it’s very good for the hair.”
It turns out, the main ingredients in beer — malt and hops — contain powerful proteins that help you grow strong, healthy hair.
Beer contains B vitamins and natural sugars, which coat your hair with incredible shine. Rinsing your hair with beer will also strengthen your cuticles and help repair damage.
In fact, there’s a “Craft Beer Strength+Shine Conditioner” on the market formulated to “nourish hair with vitamins, minerals and proteins for stronger, shinier strands.”
Inspired by Catherine’s truly envious locks, I decided to try it her way with ingredients I already had at home. (My husband is a craft-beer maniac these days, so I didn’t even have to go shopping!)
Here’s the exact recipe I used and the step-by-step instructions:
Victoria’s “Beer-utiful” Hair Rinse:
- Before showering, mix together one pint of room temperature beer and two tablespoons of honey. Choose a very malty, hoppy beer for best results. (A German-style lager like Beck’s or St. Pauli Girl would work.)
- Shampoo your hair as normal and rinse under water.
- Gently pour the Honey-Beer Rinse over your hair and comb through. Rinse thoroughly.
- Condition your hair and style as normal.
Honestly? The rinse worked beautifully.
I got out of the shower and my hair immediately felt stronger and softer; it was so easy to style…and I even felt like it had a little more volume too!
I recommend using it once a week for silky-soft strands and deeply nourished hair.
Now, Catherine Zeta-Jones says it makes her smell like a brewery, but I didn’t notice a smell at all.
However, if you’re concerned about a beer smell lingering in your hair, use an extra-fragrant conditioner or add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the rinse.
I’d love for you to try it this weekend and let me know how your hair feels afterward!
P.S. I love sharing these all-natural beauty tips with you — and based on your emails, you love getting them! So I have a question…
What’s the most unusual DIY beauty tip you’ve ever heard of?
Maybe it’s a homemade recipe handed-down from your grandmother… or a facial mask you discovered that uses some weird ingredients…
Whatever it is, I’d love to know!
Comment on this post and write me a quick note with your favorite tip. Who knows, maybe I’ll share it in a future post!