If you live in an area with hard water, you may find the need to really clean your hair after using a shampoo bar. This is because shampoo bars definitely clean your hair in such a way that your hair may feel matted and coated. You might see lint in your comb or brush.
With a beer rinse, you have the option of adding essential oils to help disguise the smell of flat beer. But know that beer is healthy for your hair as it can increase shine and give you some extra volume. Hops and malt found in beer contain protein, usually from wheat, and vitamin B – also good for your locks. For those of you on a budget, beer is an economical and effective hair rinse!
1 can or bottle of flat beer
2 to 3 drops of your favorite essential oil
It’s recommended that you pour into a glass and allow to sit overnight. Just before you go into the shower or tub, add the essential oil [lavender and rosemary are recommended].
As with herbal rinses, for best results, you should massage the beer into your scalp and allow to sit for a minute or two. Rinse off in warm water.
Learn more about various types of hair rinses, masques, and shampoo bars in the book How to Make Handmade Shampoo Bars.