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15 feb 2024 4 min read By: Polly Clover

Beer Shampoo Benefits and How to Wash Your Hair With Beer

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Some beer shampoos have restorative nutrients that support healthy, beautiful hair growth.

Whether you're tired of dry or thin hair or simply want to maintain your hair health, beer shampoo can be the solution.

In this article, we'll share beer shampoo benefits, including hair loss prevention, natural shine, and less frizz. We'll also discuss how to wash your hair with beer and answer common questions about beer shampoo, including how often you can use it, and who it's best for.

What is beer shampoo?

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Beer shampoo is made with nourishing ingredients, including beer hops and barley, and is the simplest and most effective way to apply beer to your hair. Beer ingredients have beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that cleanse, hydrate, and strengthen your hair.

Like any hair care product, all beer shampoos are different. We recommend choosing a natural shampoo with limited ingredients, like Oakwell Cosmetics shampoos.

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Beer’s Beneficial Ingredients: Hops and Barley

Beer's main ingredients are hops, the flower of a Humulus lupulus plant, and barley grain. Hops are said to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties that can nourish your hair. Barley also has nutrients that support healthy hair, including Zinc and B Vitamins.

According to the U.S. News Health, beer is 90% water and consists of “trace amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, fluoride, and silicon.” All of these help support healthy hair growth.

Beer Shampoo Benefits

The benefits of beer shampoo vary depending on its ingredients and your hair type. If you consistently use a natural beer shampoo with other nutritional ingredients, like Oakwell Cosmetics’ Moisturizing or Strengthening Shampoo, you can usually expect the following perks.

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Strong Hair

Beer has protein, which could help repair damaged hair by strengthening your hair and follicles. Whether your hair is weak or has breakage from environmental conditions or hair treatments, using a shampoo with protein can repair your hair, making it stronger and more resistant to breakage and split ends.

Oakwell Cosmetics Strengthening Beer Shampoo has cedarwood and wheat protein, which help repair dry, damaged, or chemically treated hair. 

Healthy Hair Growth

Slow hair growth can result from unhealthy or damaged hair or scalp. As beer's restorative ingredients treat problem areas and strengthen your hair and follicles, you make way for healthier hair growth. As a result, you can also treat hair loss. 

While beer shampoo isn’t a treatment for hair loss, it can help alleviate issues that cause hair loss.

Smooth Hair and Natural Shine

If you have frizzy or dull hair, you’ll appreciate beer shampoo benefits from its hydrating effects. 

Yeast helps moisturize and nourish your hair, taming frizz and boosting natural shine. Beer's protein and Vitamin B also strengthen hair and reduce breakage, which also encourages natural shine.

Oakwell Cosmetics Moisturizing Beer Shampoo also has Silk Amino Acids, a natural glycoprotein that helps lock in moisture to condition your hair for silky smoothness.

Dandruff Control

A beer shampoo with aloe vera can help control dandruff, according to Cynthia Cobb, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP. Aloe vera effectively treats seborrheic dermatitis, which causes dandruff, and helps reduce itchiness and scaliness.

Washing your hair three or more times per week helps control dandruff by cleansing the scalp and reducing or eliminating flaky buildup.

Clean Hair and Fresh Smell

Don't let the thought of beer in your shampoo throw you off. Beer ingredients have cleansing antimicrobial agents, and beer shampoos with other natural aromatic ingredients also smell good.

Oakwell Cosmetics Moisturizing Beer Shampoo smells bright, citrusy, and fresh, while the Strengthening Shampoo has an oats, roasted barley, vanilla, and orange aroma.

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Beer Shampoo Benefits: FAQ

Learn more about the benefits of beer shampoo with answers to common questions below.

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Is beer shampoo good for your hair?

A natural, sulfate-free beer shampoo is good for your hair because it has restorative nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins, and protein. Beer is said to be a helpful topical treatment because it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help cleanse, hydrate, and strengthen your hair and scalp for healthy hair growth.

Does drinking beer offer the same benefits for hair?

While drinking beer in moderation may offer some health benefits, there isn’t evidence that shows drinking beer directly affects your hair. 

While drinking beer gives you the vitamins and nutrients found in water, hops, barley, and yeast, using beer as a topical is best if you're looking for hair benefits.

Does beer help hair growth?

Beer can help hair growth if it’s in a shampoo with other ingredients that strengthen your hair, follicles, and scalp. Specific ingredients, like hops, barley, aloe vera, silk amino acids, and wheat protein in a beer shampoo can help encourage growth, hydrate hair, and reduce breakage. Many people use beer shampoo to treat thinning hair and promote healthy hair growth.

What kind of hair is beer shampoo for?

Anyone can use beer shampoo, no matter your gender or hair type. While it's beneficial for dry or damaged hair, it's also useful for oily hair or maintaining already healthy hair.

Is beer shampoo good for oily hair?

Beer shampoo has cleansing properties that are useful for washing oily hair. If your hair or scalp is oily, use shampoo at least every few days to reduce and prevent oil buildup.

How often should you wash your hair with beer?

You can use beer shampoo as little or as often as you’d like, but the best frequency depends on your specific hair and goals. For example, you should wash oily hair more and dry hair less.

Most hair professionals recommend washing your hair one to three times weekly. Consult your hair stylist or dermatologist to determine how often you should wash your hair.

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Beer Shampoo Benefits: Conclusion

We hope this article was helpful to you in understanding the benefits of beer shampoo and if using it is right for you. 

Beer shampoo can support healthy hair growth, control dandruff, and boost natural shine. If your hair and scalp are already healthy, using a beer-infused shampoo can help clean and maintain your hair to keep you feeling and looking your best.

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