When we’re looking at choosing hair products, there are so many options available it can sometimes feel a bit daunting. Endless aisles of shampoos each designed to attract us with luxury packaging and sophisticated claims of how by using a specific brand, we will become the most popular girl in town! Mostly, we make our choice based on the outward packaging - plus some spurious over egged marketing claims and often spend little time looking at the ingredients list.
It’s no wonder then, that we generally don’t even read the ingredients as they are often chemicals and names that you've probably never heard of! It’s quite easy to overlook the small print and walk out of the store with quite simply the bottle we most like the look of!
Today, we’re going to let you into a little secret. The REAL secret of how to get shiny, more manageable, soft and healthy hair, using beer shampoo. That’s right, Beer Shampoo!
Before we dive in deeper, here’s the quick takeaway answer on Beer Shampoo...
Why is Beer Shampoo good for my hair? Beer shampoo improves luster, shine, condition and softness. Beer Shampoo makes your hair more manageable, helps prevent dry scalp and removes dandruff. Beer has properties such as phosphorus, copper, magnesium and all of the B vitamins, which makes it the ultimate hair care ingredient!
Let’s take a closer look at some of the active ingredients in beer shampoo which helps it to create beautiful, strong and healthy hair.
Why Beer Shampoo Is Good for Your Hair
There are many ingredients in beer which help to promote healthy and shiny, great looking hair. • Vitamin B - this is known as one of the best vitamins to promote and aid hair growth. The B vitamin called ‘Biotin’ can lead to hair loss if you are found to be deficient. This vitamin alongside other B vitamins carry the oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles and your scalp. These marvellous powerhouse vitamins, also help to make healthy red blood cells, and stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, accelerating the growth of your hair.
• Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C - these three vitamins present in hops have antioxidant properties,which is excellent for your immune system and help to detox your hair and skin Proteins - proteins which can be found in malt and barley are known to have hair repair properties, belong your hair to stay strong and resistant to breaking and split ends.
• Sucrose and Maltose - Both of these natural sugars found in beer strengthens and also helps to tighten your hair cuticles which can create a beautiful, natural looking shine.
‘Beer Shampoo takes better care
of the overall health and condition of your hair’
Two of the most well-known Ingredients in beer are hops and barley . Let’s take a closer look at how these superfood ingredients work together in Beer Shampoo.
What are Hops?
Traditionally in beer making, the female flowers of the hop plant are used in its production. They’re used to flavor beer, and which give beer its distinctive taste. They’re also used in herbal medicines. They were discovered many years ago in the 11th century and are now cultivated in many countries all over the world.
Why Hops in Beer Shampoo Are Good for Hair
Hops contain many natural essential vitamins and oils which work together to help to open up the pores on your scalp, which reduce hair loss and help to create thicker, more lustrous and stronger hair.
Along with the essential vitamins, the oils contained in hops assist with dead skin cells on the scalp and also unblocks the pores which can cause dandruff. Hops also contain silica, which strengthens your hair follicles and aids hair growth.
Let’s look below at what barley is and how it is used in Beer Shampoo to create luxurious shiny locks!
What is Barley?
Barley is often referred to as the ‘King of Cereals’. It’s a member of the grass family, with both the seeds and grass being used in beer production, which in turn, adds another superfood hit into your beer shampoo!
Barley, along with hops is rich in B vitamins and chlorophyll that detoxify your body and hair, helping to eliminate free radicals in your body.
Why Barley Is Good for Hair Health
• Protects Hair Color - green barley grass contains essential minerals such as copper which aids the production of melanin, which provides your hair with its color.
• Promotes Hair Growth - an active ingredient in Barley, Procyanidin B-3, has been shown to promote hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles. Barley also contains a wealth of micronutrients such as thiamin and niacin, which also accelerated the growth of your hair.
• Helps to reduce hair loss - Barley also contains essential minerals of iron and copper which along with hops, increases healthy red blood cells.
• Contains vital minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants - which are essential for healthy, glowing and naturally shiny hair.
Why Beer Shampoo Is Better for Your Hair Than Normal Shampoo
Beer is the ultimate ingredient in shampoo as the nutrients from the beer helps to give you healthy, super soft, resilient and super strong hair, alongside containing other natural ingredients which are less harmful than the long lists of added chemicals in usual shampoos.
Beer shampoo has so many benefits too including controlling dry scalps, eliminates dandruff and also supercharges your hair growth! Not to mention the extra shine which is created from the alcohol in the shampoo which gives you glorious shiny and manageable hair.
Let’s take a look below at some of the added chemicals found in the more usual, well known shampoo brands.
Chemicals Found in Regular Shampoos
Many of the regular shampoos you’re used to seeing on shelves unfortunately are not as good for your hair as you would think. Claims of how using shampoos will give you glossy, beautiful hair in great condition, are often a little over-stretched in terms of very clever marketing campaigns and packaging.
Many of the ingredients found in conventional shampoos are the subject of a growing number of health and environmental concerns, a selection of these are outlined below:
• Cocamide DEA
• Sodium Laureth Sulfate SLE
• Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Along with the above chemicals many typical well known brands of shampoos also contain a large number of:
• Retinyl Palmitate
Let's take a little more of an in-depth look at how these ingredients can be not only bad for your hair, but also for the environment.
Many regular shampoos contain preservatives to add to the shelf life of the product. Some of the preservatives found in traditional shampoos are as follows:
• Benzyl Alcohol
Along with the ...fairly controversial ingredients above, traditional shampoos also release formaldehyde to kill germs.
Common and well-known brands of shampoo often contain artificial fragrances to entice us! These strong smells can often be the result of phthalates, which is an ingredient often not clearly stated on shampoo ingredients and is usually simply listed as “fragrance” or “perfume.” These nasties are commonly known to mess with your hormones.
This substance is more commonly known as a synthetic kind of palm oil and is more often than not, included in the small print of your regular shampoo.
Consumers are becoming savvier and knowledgeable with regards to sulfates contained in their usual shampoos and are aware of the problems of overuse of them in regular, well known branded shampoos.
The reason shampoo manufacturers use them is they help the shampoo mix into water, creating the foamy, creamy lather we have come to expect from our shampoo. They’re found prolifically in regular supermarket brands and general mass-produced shampoos and hair care.
If you use shampoos with high levels of sulphates, you’re at risk of stripping away all the natural oils and proteins in your hair, which helps to give your hair it’s glossy texture and shine. The main culprits are listed below:
• Sodium Lauryl (SLS)
• Sodium Laureth (SLES)
• Ammonia Laureth (ALS)
Sulfates can be artificial or natural but a ‘sulfate-free’ shampoo will most probably not contain any of the above. SLES is possibly the most concerning, as it can often be contaminated with carcinogenic 1-4, dioxane, which has the potential to cause cancer. The same can also be said of SLS but to a slightly lesser degree.
Safer sulfates which you are more likely to find in non-toxic shampoos include decyl glucoside and laurel glucoside.
If you enjoyed reading about the super benefits of beer shampoo and have decided not to fall for the marketing ploys of the mainstream shampoo manufacturers with all their small print and potentially toxic hidden nasties, make sure you check out our online store!
Beer shampoo is what your hair drinks when it's thirsty! It’s rich in B Vitamins, wheat, barley and yeast to keep your hair shiny, nourished and strong. Our Beer Shampoo is made from local beer, contains over 20 powerful all natural ingredients to strengthen, condition, add volume, thicken, shine, eliminate frizz, make comb out easy, retain moisture, protect against damage, heat styling safe, color safe and keep you safe.
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