It may sound strange using beer for hair products. Most beer lovers would rather drink a tall, cold one than waste it by pouring it on their hair. Surprisingly though, there are an increasing number of beer based grooming products on the market today claiming to make hair shinier, fuller, thicker and more luxurious. But do they really work or are they just a fun, novelty item?
It turns out that there are scientific studies behind the claims. It is proven that the hops, barley and yeast found in beer contain protein and B vitamins that add fullness and shine to hair. They also create a barrier that locks in moisture making hair softer and thicker. Most of the beer based products on the market are currently targeted towards men. And they aren’t just for hair; there is everything from shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotions to beard balm and shaving cream. The benefits of beer for hair have not escaped the female beauty world either. For years, women have made their own beer shampoo or hair masks at home. Directions are easy to find online and users rave about the impressive results. Although the commercial beer grooming products are harder to find for women, there are beer based shampoos, conditioners, face masks, lip balms and moisturizers available.
While the male products are generally scented with sandalwood or pine, the feminine products are made with scents like honey, coconut and apricot. With results that actually deliver, beer based beauty products are likely to become easier to find and a wider range of products available for both genders as they grow in use and popularity.