Beauty DIY: Make your own hair mask

Posted on Jul 13 2016 - 9:00am by Ashlea Curley
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Whenever I think of beer, I remember when I was little and my dad sipping on a bottle at the end of the day. I’ve never been a fan of the drink ever since dad would sneakily give me a sip when mum wasn’t looking. But now beer is more than a beverage, it’s become a popular hair treatment with incredible benefits.

Beer is full of nutrients that can induce hair growth, volume, and overall improves the quality of hair.

Beer contains active ingredients such as malt and hops, which are forms of vitamin B. This allows beer to repair damaged hair and reduces hair loss by nourishing the hair cells. Other ingredients such as sucrose and maltose sugars are able to tighten and strengthen hair cuticles, which leaves hair incredibly shiny. As well as silica, which thickens hair and adds volume.

The popular beverage holds nutrients such as phosphorus, copper, magnesium and iron. They each contribute to creating healthy hair and lead to hair growth and prevent hair loss. They tackle a dry scalp and improve the luster and quality of hair.

Create your own hair treatment by mixing flat beer, lemon juice and raw apple cider vinegar.

You’ll need:

  • 1 bottle or can of beer
  • 3-5 drops of lemon juice (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (optional)

Just the bottle of beer can provide plenty of benefits to your hair without the extras.

Method:

Step 1: Pour the beer into a jug and leave overnight.

Beer contains carbon dioxide, which can make hair harder to wash and appear tough and tangled when mixed with water. By exposing beer to air, it will oxidize and release the carbon dioxide.

Step 2: Add the lemon juice.

Lemon can increase hair’s strength and shine, while preventing dandruff by balancing scalp pH levels.

Step 3: Add raw apple cider vinegar.

Vinegar is able to smooth out hair and prevents the rough and brittle feeling of dry and damaged hair. Using raw vinegar will provide more benefits as it holds more nutrients and enzymes.

Step 4: Wash your hair with shampoo and use the beer formula as conditioner.

Lather the formula into your hair and scalp and massage for 1 minute.

Step 5: Rinse.

The treatment works best if you don’t fully rinse the beer out of your hair, and towel dry afterwards.

Use 1-2 times a week for maximum benefit.

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