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How to Add Body to Your Hair with Beer

Instead of pouring stale beer down the drain, put it on your head! The protein, B vitamins, and sugar will give your hair unbeatable body and shine.


  • Step 1: Pour beer into bowl Pour beer into a bowl large enough to fit your head.
  • TIP: Wait until it's flat and warm. Flat beer doesn't smell of alcohol.
  • Step 2: Soak Place the bowl in the sink or shower area. Soak your hair in the beer for five minutes, working it through your hair with your hands.
  • TIP: Add a few drops of essential oils for extra conditioning and shine, and for great-smelling hair
  • Step 3: Rinse, shampoo, condition Rinse off the beer with warm water and condition your hair as usual.
  • TIP: To avoid any residual beer smell, rinse with cool chamomile tea.
  • Step 4: Spritz and style Use a spray bottle and spritz beer onto damp hair before blow-drying and styling. It will give your 'do hold and shine.
  • FACT: George Washington supplied his troops with a quart of beer each day during the Revolutionary War.

You Will Need

  • 1 to 2 bottles beer
  • A large bowl
  • A spray bottle
  • Essential oil
  • such as rosemary
  • lemon
  • or calendula
  • Chamomile tea

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