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Can a Topical Beer Treatment help with Hair Growth?

The short answer to this question is yes. It can be frustrating for the length of time it takes for someone to try to grow their hair. However, with the appropriate nourishment and moisturization to your hair, growing it will take a shorter amount of time and the results could be surprising. Sometimes all you need is a can of beer, and some time, to ultimately boost your hair growth. 

A surprisingly popular hair care treatment

Anyone would be surprised to hear that this popular beverage is also just as popular as an ingredient in certain hair care products. As of recently, there has been an increase in hair care products that have beer listed as one of the ingredients, for several reasons. 

Beer contains a certain mineral called silica, commonly used as a supplement for hair and nails which can help add thickness and nourishment. Aside from silica, beer also contains; copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and B vitamins. 

Supposedly adding beer to your hair care routine will allow for these minerals to increase blood flow and circulation to your scalp, ultimately aiding in potential hair growth, as well as damage repair with the B vitamins. 

Additionally, the sugars within the beer has the ability to strengthen the cuticles within your hair, increasing the shine on your scalp! The beverage is great for balancing pH levels on your head which will help to prevent your hair from becoming oily and dry. 

How to use beer for hair growth?

Beer Rinse

To do a beer rinse, all you will need is regular shampoo, conditioner, a cup of flat beer. To make the beer go flat, simply leave it out for a couple hours or overnight. Wash your hair like you normally would, and then pour the flat beer over your hair and massage it into your scalp. Leave the mixture in your hair for approximately 15 minutes, and then rinse it out using cold or hot water.  If you do this minimum once a week, the beer will improve your bounce and shine in your hair by balancing and cleansing the pH levels of your scalp. 

Beer Shampoo

Within the market there are numerous beer shampoos and conditioners available for purchase, which is a quick internet search away. However, if you are interested in creating your own beer shampoo, the process is a couple of very simple steps. 

1.5 cups of beer, mixed with 1 cup of shampoo, and a pot to boil. 

First you will boil the beer for about 15 minutes, take off the heat, and allow it to cool. Next you mix the beer with your cup of shampoo until fully combined. Run your hair under water until wet, then massage your shampoo in your hair, then wash with cool water. 

Patience is Key

There are an abundance of hair growth options available for anyone, but there needs to be patience with trying different products for different hair types. Be cautious though, if you overuse these beer hair treatments, you can risk drying out your hair, as well as stripping the natural oils away with it. However that being said, use beer in moderation to help promote hair growth!

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