What else can beer do for your body?
Well, a lot actually. Now, there is a fine line between the sloppy, falling down drunks who consume beer and the occasional, or social drinking beer lovers so please keep that in mind when reading the list:
Beer drinkers are at a lower risk of Type-2 Diabetes (multiple studies have shown this to be true)
Beer can reduce the risk of heart disease
Moderate beer consumption is good for bone density
The great thing about beer is how awesome it is for bone density which is one of the great reasons why it is also amazing for our tresses. A study published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Society of Chemical Industry suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon which is a trace mineral.
Silica or silicon is essential for the health of our skin and scalp and it helps to strengthen your blood vessels and improve circulation which can stimulate the blood flow to your scalp and encourage hair growth. It is also a necessary factor in our skin’s connective tissues and helps to maintain stronger hair, nails and bones.
The yeast in beer is also an excellent source for Vitamin B, protein, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc. It has a low pH level so it may help tighten your hair follicles while removing dirt and grease from your tresses.
Since the froth in beer is great for fighting acne (the yeast helps to slow down sebum producing and decrease pimples from occurring) it makes for a good ingredient in a facial mask.
Are you sold yet? Good, because I am too. So here are a couple of recipes for beer infusions into your hair care routines that you may want to give a way.
Recipe 1 – 4 Part Beer Rinse
1 oz. distilled water
1 oz. room temperature beer
2 tsp. ACV
7 drops of favorite essential oil
Cleanse hair and rinse. Pour beer mixture on tresses and work through with fingers. Allow to sit for a few minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water and style as usual.
Recipe 2 – Jojoba oil and Beer Conditioner
I cup. room temperature beer
1 tsp. of Jojoba oil
Cleanse hair and rinse. Work in Jojoba oil and beer conditioner and leave on or rinse out after a few minutes. Style as usual. The jojoba oil will add shine while the beer adds body.
It does seem to do more work and help your tresses by pouring it over your head than consuming so the next time you find yourself left with some flat beer either try the recipes mentioned above or just save it to dump over your head in the shower. Let it sit for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly before styling as usual.
Some have even added to a spray bottle and use as a leave-in but unless you wanna smell like a drunk, I say by pass that tidbit and opt for the shower rinses instead.