A BEER A DAY HELPS YOUR HAIR GROW NO WAY!
Ok so maybe not everyday but at least when you shampoo, now that i’ve got your attention lets dive into this subject. The number one issue Ive been faced with as a stylist lately seems to be pertaining to hair growth be it thinning hair from pregnancy, age, damage or medication along with hair loss from lack of care. There are several questions I ask and depending on the answer several remedies I suggest.
I’m not a miracle worker by no means even though my clients love to stroke my ego and tell me I am I totally know I’m not, but for the sake of them or you believing that’s true just an FYI again I’m not. I simply ask the questions and listen for key answers that will let me know the potential cause. Questions like:
Fermented foods, of course we know from recent hype that fermented foods are good for the digestive system but they’re also as it turns out good for the skin and what is scalp? Yes, it is skin!
Maltose I have/had no clue as to what this would do as far as benefitting hair “Maltose is also present in the human body, being used by enzymes in several processes that concern the skin, the hair and to strengthen the tendons of the heart.” With all these ingredients do you see how beer would be beneficial to the hair but what would be the process of application for optimal results? Any hair care treatment I tend to air on the side of caution not because I think it wont work but because I know too much of anything after a while really isn’t good, most often with hair care treatments moderation is best.
Lets go over the benefits of beer and its ingredients for the hair!
Helps with itchy scalp and lifts dandruff
Helps restore skins natural oil balance
Potentially stop hair from going grey
For the beer treatment I’m suggesting the following
1. The beer treatment should be done every 6 weeks.
Why? Because, we want to track results and see if one the treatment works and if it does we want to monitor use to really chart results, for example picture A is after one treatment picture B is after second treatment. Hair grows on average 1/2 an inch a month so six weeks gives us a guide and we can say if the treatment does in fact grow the hair.
2. Shampoo the hair before beer treatment.
Why? Because, beer isn’t a shampoo so treating the hair with beer prior to the shampoo is just rinsing dirty hair with beer we want the beer to become a treatment and most beauty treatments are done one clean hair.
3. Allow the beer to settle for 30 min in a bowl before pouring on the hair.
Why? When we first open fermented foods there are gasses that are released we want the beer to settle in a bowl to get all the benefits from the fermentation process.
4. Massage the beer into the hair and scalp for 3-5 minutes.
Why? The Maltose and Sucrose will exfoliate the scalp any dandruff on the scalp or dry and itchiness will be address during the massaging phase of the treatment.
5. Rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse.
Why? Well, lets just say beer smelling hair may not be a good look LOL, but seriously I am known as the rinsing queen clean hair is healthy hair regardless of the product your rinsing conditioner, beer, shampoo etc rinse, rinse, rinse and rinse some more.
6. Blowdrying is not suggested how ever with ethnic hair air drying would take entirely too long maybe even two days.
Why? The heat from the blowdryer can revert the mending of the end. I am going to put my clients hair into plats and dry them under the hair dryer until the hair is thoroughly dry aprox. 1 hour
7. Style as usual!.
Until next time I’ll be on the hunt for more hair growing products, remedies, vitamins, treatments and more