Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday's Formula: Beer rinses

Although some of us love to drink this beverage, beer is known to be a hair conditioner as well. Beer boosts to provide shiny, softer, thicker hair. There are claims that it can rebuild damaged hair and even lighten it.

I found the following recipe in a book entitled Recipes for Natural Beauty by Katie Spiers.

Rosemary and Beer Tonic
These two ingredients are reputed to stimulate the hair shaft and promote growth.

2 drops rosemary essential oil
1 bottle strong ale or stout
1 drop tangerine essential oil (optional)

To make:
Mix the rosemary oil into the ale and leave for at least 24 hours. The beer itself contains alcohol, which is a natural preservative, so this recipe is very simple. If you wish to enhance the fragrance, add a drop of tangerine essential oil (not orange – this could color the hair).

To use:
Use before the final rinse after washing your hair. Beer is a traditional rinse for shiny hair.

There are also more beer rinse recipes found here that are definitely worth checking out. I think I’ll start my weekend off with a six pack. . . what about you???

Thanks for reading. Be blessed!



ChocolateOrchid said...

Hmmm...yes, I do want to try this. Thanks for sharing this info.

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