* Nourish, repair, protect and smooth the hair
* Gentle enough for everyday use
* Your hair will not smell like beer
Healthy, shiny, hair is a promise of almost all shampoos and conditioners on the market. So how is one to tell which ones work and which ones don’t? Well since you can’t test out every shampoo, you can go in with some proven knowledge to help make the best decision for your hair type. The new hair hack: beer. Yes beer has been proven to be an option that has been extremely beneficial to the hair.
Its actually what is in beer that makes hair strong, healthy and shiny, and those ingredients include the hops, yeast, barley and water which are all teeming with B vitamins, amino acids and minerals that protect each strand of hair while adding body and volume. The proteins contained in these ingredients also work to repair and strengthen damaged hair all while promoting hair growth. Beer is also a great conditioner and volumizer due to the presence of the mineral silica. Lastly, beer can absorb excess oil as it has an acidic pH which helps rid you of an oily, greasy scalp and even can help control dandruff and itchiness.
Continue reading below for some great brew options for your healthiest hair yet. Cheers!
1. Beauty and the Bees Beer Shampoo Bar
The Real Beer Shampoo Bar is a unique product – it is a concentrated solid shampoo bar for natural and shiny, healthy hair. What is a shampoo bar you may ask? Well, it is a concentrated shampoo-in-a-bar that contains minimal water content to give you great value over many uses. Made from 100% natural leatherwood honey and organic nourishing plant and essential oils, this bar is equal to approximately two bottles of liquid shampoo.
The best part of this bar is that it incorporates Tasmanian Hops Beer which is known for its ability to leave hair bouncy, shiny and full of body while promoting a healthy scalp. The beer also helps to moisturize and condition without heaviness/residue and works great on those with dandruff and oily hair types.
2. Broo Craft Beer Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner
Made with malted barley and hops flowers, the Broo Craft Beer Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner Set will nourish, repair, protect and soothe the hair. Both shampoo and conditioner contain peppermint to refresh, energize and tingle while extracts of aloe leaf soothe and caffeine works to stimulate the scalp. The conditioner uses all the same ingredients and adds BROOS’s natural alternative to silicone to help rehab your hair. Perfect for dry, damaged hair, this set is color-safe, sulfate and paraben-free and contains 100% natural fragrance so you will not smell like beer.
3. Duffy’s Craft IPA Shampoo
Duffy’s Craft IPA Shampoo is made from real craft beer which is naturally rich in amino acids, while the hops, roasted barley and malt provide a restorative coat of Vitamin B, proteins and minerals that protect each strand of hair while adding incredible body, volume and shine. In addition, the hops and the yeast also contain antiseptic properties that can help treat scalp irritations and dandruff. This thick, lathering shampoo can be used daily, just like your regular shampoo, rinses clean and smells like mahogany and caramel.
4. Duffy’s Craft IPA Conditioner
Duffy’s Craft IPA Conditioner is the sister product to their shampoo (above) and uses the same, real, drinkable craft beer to protect the hair while adding body and volume while the maltose and sucrose used in the brewing process tighten hair cuticles for enhanced shine. The conditioner goes a step beyond and contains acai, goji, aloe, sunflower and fennel extracts that work together to moisturize, nourish, seal, protect and stimulate hair growth while leaving your hair incredibly silky and smooth.
5. Redken Brews Extra Clean Shampoo
Redken Brews Extra Clean Shampoo is a shampoo for men that strengthens, eliminates dirt and oil and removes impurities left behind from styling products. This beer-inspired, next-generation shampoo includes Brewer’s Yeast to help strengthen and boost volume and Orange Zest to help cleanse. Great for all types of hair, Redken Brews softens hair with a high shine finish and will nourish and strengthen all types of dry hair.