Hair fall is one of the most common hair problems that women have to face. The latest statistics show that in the United States alone, about 21 million women are experiencing hair loss. This condition can be caused by different factors such as stress and hormonal changes, and it can be quite traumatic or demoralizing for anyone who’s going through it. According to an expert, one out of three women will experience hair loss or diminished hair volume at some point in their life. While hair fall may be inevitable for some, you can prevent it or lessen its impact by caring for your scalp and increasing the strength of your hair. How? Try washing your locks with beer.
Beer continues to grow in popularity as a recent poll revealed that it is the preferred alcoholic beverage of America. But apart from being an Oktoberfest mainstay, the brew can also help to promote hair health. Find out how beer can give you stronger, shinier, and more beautiful hair.
Malt And Hops Can Give You Stronger Hair
Beer contains two key ingredients—malt and hops—that can help to promote hair health. These elements are enriched with Vitamin B and protein that nourish the hair and coat the cuticle, which helps your strands to get that voluminous look. Meanwhile, the maltose and sucrose in beer add shine without weighing hair down. The result—full-bodied, glossy, and strong locks.
Dr. Ryan Welter, a hair restoration surgeon based in Massachusetts, told Fox News that the benefits of using a beer rinse have been proven as the beverage contains 5nutrients to develop healthy hair.
“Many people have thus seen the benefits of fuller, thicker, and more bodied hair through the use of a beer rinse,” said Welter to the news outlet. The expert added that beer only helps improve the appearance of existing hairs and that there is no evidence that it can help to promote hair growth.
How To Wash Your Hair With Beer
Before grabbing a cold one from the fridge and pouring it over your head, you’ll need to prep the beer before using it as a hair rinse. To avoid drying out your hair, you’ll need to reduce the beer’s alcohol content, and you can do this in two ways. You can either open the beer and wait for about an hour for it to go flat, or you can boil it for a few minutes, then let it cool before using.
In the shower, use your favorite shampoo to clean your hair, then rinse. After shampooing, pour the beer slowly over your head, making sure to massage it into your hair and scalp. Rinse with cool water for added shine. If you’re concerned about the smell, you can use a conditioner after the beer rinse.
Fuller, Shinier Hair In An Instant
For shinier, more voluminous locks, try a beer rinse today. Keep in mind though that it may not encourage hair growth, but it may help your existing hair to be stronger and healthier. If you’re concerned about heavy hair fall, consult an expert.
Sources & Further Reading:
1. Hair Loss and Baldness Statistics, Statistic Brain, https://www.statisticbrain.com/hair-loss-statistics/#
2. This Is Why You’re Hair Is Falling Out, Cosmopolitan, https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/beauty-hair/advice/a48958/hair-loss-reasons/
3. Beer Remains The Preferred Alcoholic Beverage in the United States, Gallup, https://news.gallup.com/poll/214229/beer-remains-preferred-alcoholic-beverage.aspx
4. How To Get Gorgeous Hair On An Actual Beer Budget, Foreo, https://www.foreo.com/mysa/get-gorgeous-hair-actual-beer-budget/
5. Beer For Beautiful Hair: Does It Work? Fox, http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2013/06/17/beer-for-beautiful-hair-does-it-work.html