Want Silky, Shiny Hair? Wash it with Beer!

February 4, 2019 By

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:

  1. 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.)
  2. Shampoo your hair as normal and rinse under water.
  3. Gently pour the Honey-Beer Rinse over your hair and comb through. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. 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!

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