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:

Are you on any medication, including any new or recently stopped birth control?”

”Do you wear weaves, braids or sleep in ponytails that are tight?”

”When is the last time you had a physical? And in previous Dr. visits were you told your anemic?”

”Does your mother or any aunts or siblings suffer from hair loss?
is a natural sugar used in hair and skin care products. Sucrose, fructose and glucose are all natural and all have hygroscopic properties, meaning they attract and retain moisture. In Skin Care products it acts as a natural exfoliator, beneficial in blemish control and helps to restore balance of the skins natural oils. The natural glycolic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturize skin, but protects it from pollutants and toxins. Sucrose washes off extremely easily, leaving no residue. It also does not attract bugs as it is derived from sugar cane and, once processed, gives off no scent.
— http://www.evesdayskincare.com/ingredients/sucrose

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!

Dr Clement confirms that consistently including fermented foods in your diet — and directly onto the scalp — can help its health while assisting grey hair reversal. “Fermented foods can help all of your skin, including your scalp,” he says. “The juices of this plant-based fare can actually be directly applied to the scalp. When these organic choices have high zinc and copper content they can help to reverse premature greying of one’s hair.”
— https://www.wellbeing.com.au/body/beauty/fermented-foods-for-beauty.html

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!

  • Hair growth

  • Exfoliant

  • Helps with itchy scalp and lifts dandruff

  • Helps restore skins natural oil balance

  • Moisturizes skin

  • Potentially stop hair from going grey

  • Strengthens hair


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