DIY: Sarah's Beer Shampoo

I am a 26-year old beauty junkie from California currently residing in Athens, Georgia. I recently moved here and I find myself wanting to explore the entire realm of DIY (or Do It Yourself) beauty. To be quite honest, I think life is an adventure and I am always looking for multiple ways to use something. In this case, beer.

Beer is often consumed by those who are looking for a temporary buzz. I like to drink beer sometimes, but it is very rare that I drink. In fact, I would rather read, write, or even ride amusement park rides than drink anything, but having a glass of beer, wine, or spirit isn't always a bad thing, if you use good judgment. I prefer to drink at home if I do have a glass, rather than going out.

So instead of drinking beer, I discovered a very unique way to utilize it to my advantage. Or my hair's advantage, at least. I have made my very own beer shampoo. Crazy right? And guess what? It works!

All you need is one beer, a half a cup of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of baking soda, and one tablespoon of cold-pressed organic coconut oil. I also like to add one tablespoon of manuka honey simply because it adds an incredible scent to my hair and shine too.

First and foremost, you want to boil the beer in a small pan. Once you boil the beer, switch the heat to low and add the apple cider vinegar followed by the baking soda and coconut oil. And if you decide to use manuka honey, add that also. Let it cook on slow heat for 5-to-10 minutes.

Then, you want to let the beer shampoo set for about five minutes before adding the mixture into a container.  Preferably one that makes just one hair shampoo/rinse. Furthermore, you want to let it set for a few minutes until it is at room temperature before applying it to your hair. 

Finally, apply it to your hair. Lastly, let it set on your hair for five minutes before rinsing. Style as usual.