How To Use Beer For Hair Growth? July 11, 2017

Why does hair growth have to take so long? This is one question that I’ve asked myself more times than I can remember. And anyone who’s trying to grow their hair can agree that idly sitting by and waiting for your hair to grow is one of the most painful tasks one can take up. So, don’t! No point waiting without any action.

Pampering your hair with nourishment and moisture while you are trying to grow it is a sure shot way to ensure that it’s growing at its fastest pace in excellent health. In fact, you don’t even need to spend a lot of money on fancy products to help your hair grow. All you need is a can of beer and some time on your hands.

Is Beer Good For Your Hair?

Did you know that beer is the third most consumed drink in the world? Did you also know that it is almost as popular as a hair care ingredient? The number of beer shampoos and hair care products that list beer as an ingredient is on the rise and for a good reason. Following are the different benefits of beer as a hair care ingredient.

The Mineral Jackpot

According to researchers, beer contains a mineral called silica. Silica is known to add volume to hair and make it thicker and is also commonly taken as a hair and nail supplement. This makes beer one of the best ingredients you could use to promote hair growth while improving hair health.

If you were looking for an ingredient that would fulfill all of your hair’s mineral needs, beer is the jackpot. Apart from silica, beer contains phosphorus, copper, magnesium, iron and also the B vitamins. Following are the different benefits of beer for hair.

  • For those who are looking towards triggering hair growth, using a beer treatment can help stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, boosting hair growth.
  • Along with vitamin B, the proteins found in malt and hops (which are active ingredients in beer) are said to repair damaged hair.
  • The sucrose and maltose sugars present in beer tighten and strengthen hair cuticles for enhanced shine.
  • The popular beverage is known to condition your hair while maintaining the pH level of your scalp, keeping it from getting too dry or oily.

How To Use Beer For Hair Growth?

1. Beer Rinse

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup Beer
  • Shampoo
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. Leave the beer out overnight or for a couple of hours so that it goes flat.
  2. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and then condition. If you have oily hair, you can skip conditioning.
  3. Once you’ve conditioned, pour the flat beer through your hair. Massage it into your scalp and hair and then wait for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse the beer out of your hair with cool water.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

A beer rinse will help cleanse your hair and balance the pH of your scalp. It will also seal your cuticles to add shine and bounce to your hair while controlling frizz.

2. Beer And Honey

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup Dark Beer
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Shower cap
Processing Time

2 hours

Process
  1. Blend the ingredients together in a blender until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Start applying the mixture to your hair by massaging it into your roots and then working it down the length of your hair to the tips.
  3. Once you’ve covered your scalp and hair in the mixture, cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid a mess. Wait with the mixture in your hair for 1-2 hours.
  4. Wash the mixture out with your regular shampoo and finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

This beer hair mask is ideal for people with dry to normal hair types. All the ingredients in this mask are extremely conditioning and help seal your hair with moisture. The mask also works to improve scalp health, to promote healthy hair growth.

3. Beer Shampoo For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 1 1/2 cups Beer
  • 1 cup Shampoo
  • Pot for boiling
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. Boil the beer for about 15 minutes in a pot. Don’t worry if the beer evaporates and loses half its content as this is normal.
  2. Once the beer has cooled down to room temperature, mix it with 1 cup of shampoo.
  3. Rinse your hair with water and then massage the beer shampoo into your hair until it starts to lather.
  4. Wash the shampoo out with cool water.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Beer shampoo helps remove the impurities from your hair while also conditioning it. This shampoo will also contribute to creating a clean and ideal scalp environment for healthy hair growth.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar And Beer

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You Will Need
  • 1/4th cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Beer
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. Leave the beer out overnight or for a couple of hours so that it goes flat.
  2. After the beer has gone flat, mix with a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar in a jug.
  3. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and then condition. If you have oily hair, you can skip conditioning.
  4. Once you’ve conditioned, pour the beer and apple cider vinegar mixture through your hair. Massage it into your scalp and hair and then wait for about 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse the beer out of your hair with warm water.
How Often?

Twice a month.

Why This Works

Think of this rinse as a deep cleansing treatment that helps get rid of all the product buildup in your hair while also preventing issues such as clogging of the hair follicles. This will help keep your scalp feeling fresh and healthy, allowing it to function efficiently.

5. Egg And Beer

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup flat beer
  • 1 tsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • Shower Cap
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Start to apply the mixture to your hair by massaging it into your roots and then working it down the length of your hair to the tips.
  3. Once you’ve covered your scalp and hair in the mixture, cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid a mess. Wait with the mixture in your hair for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash the mixture out with your regular shampoo and finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Eggs are packed with protein and fatty acids that help moisturize and nourish your hair. This, in combination with beer, helps maintain hair health and promote healthy hair growth.

6. Beer And Strawberry

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup Flat Beer
  • 3 Ripe Strawberries
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, mash the strawberries until they get to a pulpy consistency.
  2. To the mashed strawberries add the beer and mix until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Start applying the mixture to your hair by massaging it into your roots and then working it down the length of your hair to the tips.
  4. Once you’ve covered your scalp and hair in the mixture, cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid a mess. Wait with the mixture in your hair for 20 minutes
  5. Wash the mixture out with your regular shampoo and finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

This mask is perfect for people with oily hair. It helps add volume and shine to your hair while also eliminating excess oils and follicle-clogging.

Tips & Precautions

Like anything else, moderation is the key while using beer for hair care. There are some drawbacks of using too much beer shampoo. Following are some tips to keep in mind when using beer for hair care.

  • Always use flat beer.
  • The alcohol content of beer can be too drying for dry hair types. The shampoo and strawberry hair mask remedies are better suited for oily hair types rather than dry hair.
  • Do not use the beer rinse more than once a week as it can dry out your hair by stripping away its natural oils.
  • Do not overwash your hair.
  • Beer is a great clarifying ingredient and should be used as such.

Hair growth can take forever, yes. But taking good care of your hair in the meanwhile can make the wait completely worth it. Beer is an excellent hair care ingredient that can be used to promote hair growth when used the right way. Have you ever used beer for your hair? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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    Hi Joann, you can use a mild shampoo to wash your hair.