DIY Beer Hair Treatment. Benefits & Recipes


The beer provides excellent nutritional value to the hair and contains as many sought-after ingredients as most other hair care products have. Beer treatment recipes for hair are very simple, they need a few minutes to prepare

However, to achieve maximum effect, it is important to comply with the proportions and general recommendations.

Beer for Hair: Benefits

  • Proteins help repair damaged hair and restore its structure.
  • B vitamins stimulate hair growth.
  • Maltose helps hair become stronger.
  • Sucrose enhances natural shine by tightening hair cuticles.
  • Corn, wheat, and rice protein add volume and help hair appear thicker.
  • Biotin is one of the most important vitamins providing healthy hair growth. Biotin also helps prevent dandruff and stop hair loss.

Beer components include:

  • malt
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus
  • iron
  • copper
  • vitamins B2, B1, B6, PP

These elements soften the hair, restore the damaged hair structure, give a healthy shine, remove dandruff, accelerate hair growth and take good care of the scalp condition. Perhaps, this is the main reason why beer is so popular in hair care.

Beer Hair Wash Instructions

There are several drawbacks in using beer for beautiful hair. The alcohol could be too drying for hair, it strip away the natural oil from hair. And there seem to be controversial opinions on how beer should be used for maximum positive results. Some women say beer should first heat up in order to lower its drying alcohol content. Once it properly cools down, it can be applied directly on clean hair before completely rinsing it out. On the other hand, beer can be used directly as a leave-in hair conditioner.

There is nothing wrong if you apply beer on oily hair. Just remember that beer doesn’t fit dry hair or if you are using very aggressive hair dye. It will make your hair dry and leave the scalp feeling uncomfortable. If you wish to use all useful ingredients of beer you have to remove alcohol from it. You need to heat it up, but not boil.

If you have dark or dark-blond hair doesn’t feel afraid to use any kind of beer. But if you have very light blond or your hair was bleached it is better to avoid using bear because it can add the unpleasant dirty hue to your hair which is hard to remove.

Beer & Honey Hair Mask Recipe

This recipe is especially good for dry and normal hair. Ingredients included in this mask are very beneficial for hair. Honey is extremely useful because it has plenty of nutrients and vitamins E, K, C, B1, B2, and B6. Bananas are good in reducing flaking.

What You Need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 cup of dark beer

How to Use:

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix well.
  2. Apply it on your hair. Wrap your head with a towel or place a shower cap on. Let the mask sit for 1-2 hours.
  3. After that wash your hair with a shampoio as usual.
  4. Repeat the procedure once a week.

Beer & Egg Hair Treatment

Such recipe is good for hair which has a lack of elasticity and shine.

Malt and hops found in beer are loaded with protein, which nourish and strengthen hair. They can even help repair dried out or damaged hair. The protein binds to dehydrated hair and restores hair strength and adds body to it. Also, the alcohol in the beer contains B vitamins that tighten the hair’s cuticles, sealing the layers and making light reflect off the strands.

What You Need:

  • ½ cup of flat beer (open beer 24 hours before preparing the mask to get rid of the carbonation)
  • 1 teaspoon of avocado oil
  • 1 raw egg

How to Use:

  1. Combine all ingredients together and stir thoroughly.
  2. Apply the resulting mixture on clean, damp hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse thoroughly. Use shampoo and conditioner as usual.

Beer for Hair Growth

This recipe includes onion which is very good for stimulating hair growth. Don’t feel scared to use onion on your hair because of its awful smell. Once hair is dry completely, the onion scent won’t bother you. The effect is worth trying this natural remedy!

What You Need:

  • a cup of beer
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

How to Use:

  1. Grind an onion in the juicer. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and a small glass of beer to make a gelatinous paste.
  2. Massage the mixture into the scalp and apply the left blend to the hair.
  3. Leave until the mixture is dry on the scalp.
  4. Then rinse the hair with water and shampoo. You may use herbal rinse to eliminate smell and residue.
  5. Beer along with the onion will also give your hair a natural shine.

Beer for Hair Treatment

With this mask, you can glue the ends of damaged hair and each strand will be coated with a thin film protecting strands from external negative impacts and make them more visually dense. Nice natural solution for dry hair!

What You Need:

  • 1 spoonful of gelatin
  • a cup of warm beer
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

How to Use:

  1. First, you have to dissolve gelatin in warm beer. Pour gelatin powder into the liquid and let it sit for 20 minutes until you get a sticky consistency.
  2. Then apply the mixture on damp hair. Put a shower cap on and use a blow dryer to let nutrients penetrate into the hair.
  3. Leave the mask on for up to 1 hour.
  4. Wash your hair with any mild shampoo.

Beer & Strawberry Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • 3 ripe strawberries
  • a cup of beer

How to Use:

  1. Mash the strawberries with a fork and add the beer until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Rub the paste into a scalp in a circular movement.
  3. Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Wash your hair with a shampoo as usual.

This recipe is perfect for treatment of dull and brittle hair.

Benefits of Washing Hair with Beer

Many women appreciated the benefits of beer on hair. They state that their hair became thicker and shinier. Others may complain that beer leaves an unpleasant smell in hair but this problem can be easily solved. If you don’t mind the smell, you can prepare hair to rinse with beer without using the essential oils. Your hair may have beer smell until it is dry completely. Anyway, adding few drops of your essential oils will make beer hair rinse comfortable and even more beneficial!

Beer is perfect for dyed and colored hair as well. It protects the hair color and also adds shine to them. The only thing you need to do is to warm up beer and then use it to rinse hair completely. Then, you can lock the moisture using cold water as the last rinse. Or you can also use the beer after shampooing on towel-dry hair.

How to Use Beer for Hair Wash: Shampoo Enrichment

What You Need:

  • 1 cup mild shampoo
  • 1.5 cups of boiled beer

Warm up the beer to room temperature before mixing it in with your shampoo. Some of the beer will have to be evaporated through the warming process so don’t worry if it looks to like there’s less liquid. Though the alcohol in beer has cleansing properties, combining it with shampoo goes beyond just removing dirt and grease from strands.

Beer Hair Mask & Rinse Reviews

Beer Hair Mask & Rinse ReviewsSoLady, 31
I like using beer on my hair. I use it as a hair rinse after shampooing. I experienced a thickening effect after two weeks of experiments with beer. Turns out I was not imagining it because there is a theory that does makes your hair thicker. I think beer treatment is very suitable for those girls who have naturally thin hair.

Beer Hair Mask & Rinse ReviewsAmanda Dreams, 25
I have damaged hair. I feel really bad about my hair, it is very thin. I’ve read reviews about beer benefits for hair so I decided to have a try. I mixed beer with egg yolk and organic honey. Apply the blend on hair roots and spread over the whole hair length. I leave that mask on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. Well, I noticed my hair became shiny and soft. I will continue using the beer mask for better results!

Beer Hair Mask & Rinse ReviewsJuliet Terry, 19
Beer mask was a discover for me! I mix a cup of beer with 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of olive oil and rub this blend gently into the hair roots. I leave it on for 40 minutes. After that, I just wash my hair with my favorite shampoo. Some people complain beer may leave the smell in hair. This is not so! At least, while hair is drying you can feel the smell of beer but when it is completely dry , that smell disappears. I like that mask! The beer leaves my hair smooth and very shiny!

Beer Hair Mask & Rinse ReviewsLuckyDay, 29
I faced a serious problem of hair loss. No matter what I tried for my hair, nothing could help. Giving a birth to my second child just made the situation go even worse. I’ve heard that onion and cayenne pepper mask may help to stop hair loss. So I tried. My hair became better but hair loss was still quite strong. Also, instead of using hair conditioners I started to rinse my hair with beer. Not pure beer, it was diluted with clean water. Pure beer will make your hair sticky and you will need to wash off that residue with water again. After rinsing hair you will notice that hair is shiny and very smooth! I like this natural remedy but it didn’t help much with hair loss.

Beer Hair Mask & Rinse ReviewsCarima, 23
I like to apply beer as a hair rinse. I pour it on my hair and then apply my conditioner immediately. I repeat this procedure twice a week and feel very pleased with the results! Don’t worry about beer smell in hair – it disappears once hair is dry. Since I started doing this, my hair is better definitely! I got rid of split ends, hair is shiny and voluminous! This beer treatment is suitable for any hair type.

Beer Hair Mask & Rinse ReviewsDonna Bella, 35
I used to rub beer into hair roots for better nourishment. I leave it on for 20-25 minutes and then wash it off with plain water. I repeated this procedure for several months already, twice a week. I noticed my hair was growing faster. I don’t know whether it happened because of the scalp massage or just beer itself. Anyway, I feel happy with my hair!

Discussion14 Comments

    • Hi! Basically, wet hair can keep that smell for a while after beer rinse, but once it gets dry – you won’t have beer odor in your hair. So there is nothing to worry about.

  1. How this ingredients will help to grow hair to just apply on the scalp because, hair is not a living thing; it is dead. The hair follicle is alive. Putting vitamins on your hair will not nourish it as you can’t provide proper nutrition to something that is not living. Male pattern baldness in men is caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT.

    • I am an older person and have very white hair but it is very thin. I was wondering if beer would work for me or would it discolour my hair? Please reply

    • Anna

      Hi, Kratika! Fresh unfiltered beer contains more beneficial nutrients in comparison with other types of beer. So, it will be very good for hair. If you wish to prepare the mask or hair rinse using beer, take into account your natural hair color. Better avoid using dark type beer if you have blonde hair, for other hair colors any type of beer is suitable. Good luck!

    • Anna

      Hi! Actually, you can use any beer but better prefer such made of natural ingredients.

  2. Hello,anna can I use beer ,banana, ege hany.
    Please,anna my hair loss problem is very highest level,pleas Anna you ask me .Mo 7000475792

    • Wondering if they did answer you?
      I have horrible hair loss as well and I am not even 35 years old yet! My hair KEEPS FALLING OUT AND I AM RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS TO HELP SAVE WHAT’S LEFT HERE!
      So my mom said my great grandma used to use a beer and onion soak for her hair growth and I was shocked but delighted to see it here!
      But there’s no specifics.
      What kind of beers and what type of onions would be best to use to promote hair growth?
      Thanks very much!

  3. how can i apply beer on hair ? my hair is so rough and i am suffering from hair loss. beer directly apply on hair is good or not?

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