How to wash your hair with beer to leave it sleek and shiny

Washing your hair with beer might seem like a waste of a good drink but apparently it can leave your hair feeling sleek and shiny.

To celebrate National Beer day today, and with your hair probably feeling a little lifeless at this point in lockdown, we bring you a guide to the beer rinse.

It does need a little bit of prep so don’t just throw the remains of your pint over yourself if you’ve had enough.

It’s also not something you want to do every day as the alcohol would dry your locks out but it’s a good way to remove product build-up and clarify your hair while adding volume. You could try using a non-alcoholic beer to avoid the drying effect.

The proteins, B vitamins and sugars in the beer help to add shine if you do it every now and again.

Fans of a beer rinse say it is good for curly hair as it improves elasticity and helps with heat damage, while others say it helps with hair growth.

First you need to pour your beer into a container and leave it overnight. It needs to be flat and lukewarm for the rinse.

Start by washing normally with shampoo, rinsing with water and then pouring beer over your hair, coating it. Massage it from root to tip.

Leave for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water, followed by more cool water.

Some people don’t mind the smell so avoid using conditioner but if you struggle with that, add conditioner and rinse as normal.