I’m always down to try something new and refreshing on the market when it comes to beauty and looking good. One just never knows what buried treasure can be discovered.
With Oktoberfest behind us, many of us still have beer on the brain—or maybe even in a glass right in front of us. But beer isn’t just for drinking: The hoppy beverage has been used as a remedy for afflictions like frizzy hair and limp locks. We found ten products, some effective and others just plain fun that put beer’s ingredients to good use. Cheers!
Created by Glynne’s Soaps of Wilmington, N.C., these soothing lip balms are infused with beers from North Carolina-based Front Street Brewery. With Scottish Ale and Riptide Raspberry Wheat on your lips, you’ll be extra kissable—especially to a lager lover.
Front Street Brewery lip balm, $4
With its blend of olive oil, cognac oil and beer, this hair-smoothing elixir keeps frizz at bay. Work into dry hair, leave on for 20 minutes (hey, maybe have a beer while you wait?), then wash out for a tamed mane.
Lush Cosmetics The Strokes Hair Treatment, $20
Avoid razor burn with this unisex shaving soap that will keep your legs—and your man’s face—smooth. Made in Ohio, the soap combines Sierra Nevada stout beer with olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic shea butter and other natural, moisturizing ingredients.
Beer and Clay Shaving Soap, $8
Smell Me, Maybe?
Don’t worry; you won’t reek of a sticky bar after spritzing on this rich scent. In fact, with its blend of pumpkin, dark patchouli, oak resin, spice and beer, this perfume smells good enough to drink—not that we recommend it.
Bohemian Lager perfume, $38
Make It Shine
Using brewer’s yeast extracts, which can have antibacterial properties and are rich in protein-building amino acids, this hair mask helps strengthen your mane and reduce any breakage.
Orzene Beer Hair Mask, $15
A Guinness gal at heart? This handmade soap, concocted without synthetic additives, uses the Dublin-crafted brew as its main ingredient.
Oatmeal and Stout soap bar, $11
Goes Down Smooth
Along with acai berry extract, jojoba and aloe, this vegan conditioner uses extra bitter beer—which contains more mineral-rich hops—to provide your locks with extra nutrients.
Duffy’s Brew E.S.B Craft Beer Conditioner, $19
Designed for men, this cleansing shampoo uses beer’s antioxidant qualities to get rid of buildup and dandruff. And with its blend of malt, brewer’s yeast and orange zest, we imagine it smells much like a freshly poured glass of Blue Moon (we doubt your guy will complain).
Redken Extra Cleansing Shampoo, $4
With more than 100 varieties available, there’s something for every beer lover within the Beer Soap Co.’s array of ale-infused soaps. But we’re partial to the all-American one made with good ol’ Budweiser. (Perfect for lathering up on game day, no?)
American Hops soap from the Beer Soap Company, $11
Handcrafted beer meets salon-quality shampoo in BRÖÖ’s line of hair products. This volumizing blend boasts a delicate malt finish with notes of citrus, ginger and lemongrass—so you won’t smell as if you came from happy hour.
BRÖÖ Volumizing Pale Ale Shampoo, $13
Try it and tell us what you think. We would love to hear from you!