DIY: Soft Shiny and Bouncy Hair with Beer! - Nouchaline

Monday, September 1, 2014

DIY: Soft Shiny and Bouncy Hair with Beer!


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Beer, one of my favorite refreshing beverages of choice. Who knew that my hair would love it as well!
I'm not one to try out too many DIY beauty projects, even though I LOVE watching them and reading about them on blogs. But when I saw a Youtuber do a Beer and Banana mask, I was intrigued. The recipe called for eggs (I cannot stand the smell of eggs and thought of putting it on my head nauseated me) so I didn't try out the mask, but the idea of using beer tickled my fancy. I had heard of beer being used a a hair treatment from my mother and a friend, so I did some digging around and came across the "beer rinse", it looked simple enough and the results promised were not too outlandish so I decided to give it a shot. Guys, I wish you can reach through the screen and touch my hair right now. IT'S SO SOFT!! I can honestly say that I felt an instant improvement in my hair, it was softer, shinier, and less frizzy. In my attempt to take pictures to capture the awesomeness of beer, I also noticed that my red low-lights that I had gotten a couple of months ago that had started to fade and turn a little orange looked a bit more vibrant. I'm not sure if this was my camera playing tricks on me or if it was the beer rinse, but woohoo!

Awkward angle to show you the SHINE!
So how does this Beer Rinse work? 
Pretty simple actually... all you need is beer (alcoholic, non-alcoholic... they both work).

The first step is to wash your hair, I recommend washing it with a Sulfate free shampoo (available at most pharmacies). 
The second step is to basically dump a can of beer on your wet hair, saturating it from root to tip. Leave it in for 3 to 5 minutes and then rinse it all off with cold water. 
At this point you'll notice that your hair is much softer than usual. 
Proceed with drying it and styling it as you usually do. 
After you're done with everything, your hair should look a bit shinier as well. I did some research, and this part didn't work on all people BUT it did work out for me. If you try it out, let me know what results you get!

Have you tried out any other DIY hair treatments? Let me know! 

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