This is What Happens When You Apply Dark Beer to Your Hair

Dark Beer Natural Hair Treatment: Recipes & Mask

Who would have thought a good dark beer is an excellent hair food for dark, strong and full hair? I am sure you are wondering… why dark beer and not regular larger beers?

First of all, if you are less than 21 years of age, ask your mom or your dad before touching a beer for hair mask.

Seriously. Beers should only be handled by people of legal age – no offense here.

Dark Beer Hair Mask

Why Use Dark Beer for Hair Growth Treatment?

Dark beers contain more nutrients than light beers. The best beers are the unfiltered types.

Dark beers and Bock beers are the best for making natural hair growth masks. I will not get into defining beer differences but dark and bock beers have unfiltered ingredients, just like apple cider vinegar with the mother.

Important Components of Dark Beer Hair Mask

Brewer’s yeast
vitamins B2, B1, B6, PP & Biotin
The ingredients found in dark beer are similar to those found in brewer's yeast, which research has shown that it fosters hair growth

Benefits of Beer Natural Hair Growth Mask

Proteins: Proteins are builders that help repair damaged hair and restore its structure.

B vitamins: These vitamins stimulate hair growth deep in the hair follicle.

Maltose: helps hair become stronger and resist breaking.
Sucrose: enhances natural shine by tightening hair cuticles.
Corn, wheat, and rice protein add volume and help hair appear thicker.

Biotin is one of the most important vitamins providing healthy hair growth. Biotin also helps prevent dandruff and stop hair loss.

Few things to know before you start beer hair mask:

The beer should be opened and left overnight to make it FLAT before using it on your hair.

Alcohol can have hair drying effect that might remove your hair natural oil. If your hair is naturally dry, heat up the beer and let it cool to remove the alcohol component.

Apply Moroccan Argan oil after the beer mask and leave it in overnight

Before You Start Beer Natural Hair Mask Recipes

The following recipes are some of the closely kept secrets of natural hair enthusiast and they swear by them, how effective they are.

It is recommended that you do these hair mask recipes at least once a week for 6-8 weeks to see maximum results.

Before starting these dark beer recipes, take a picture of your hair at the beginning, at 3 weeks, at 6 weeks and at 8 weeks.

Without pictures, you may not notice how far you have come and how good your hair has become. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Beer Onion Natural Growth Mask

1 cup of flat dark beer (Guinness, example)
1 medium size red onion
1 tablespoon of Organic coconut oil


Peel the onion and cut it into small pieces
Pour into a blending machine or a juicer
Add 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
Add 1 cup of flat beer
Spin it until you get a dark looking thick concussion

Applying Beer Onion Mask into your hair

Using a comb, make sure your hair is detangled
Using a smaller cup, apply this beer hair shampoo and massage it to the scalp.
While you can do it without help, it is even easier to have someone apply it to you
Make sure this beer hair mask does not get into your eyes – it burns as you would imagine
Once all your scalp/hair is completely drenched, apply a shower cap for about 1-2hours.
After 2 hours, remove the shower cap and let it dry completely. This might take another hour or so.

Rinsing out your hair after Beer Mask

You can use your regular shampoo to clean out thoroughly after beer hair mask but skip your conditioner.

It may take several washes and rinses before the smell of onions is completely gone – bear with the work. Beautiful natural hair is not cheap to get.
Expected Immediately noticeable observation:

Based on the nature of your hair, your hair will look shinier than usual. Your hair will also feel softer and smoother.

How often should you repeat this beer mask?

This hair mask involves a lot of work and is better done in a day you are at home or have about 4-5 hours dedicated to doing this.

It is recommended to repeat every week, preferably weekends for 6-8 weeks. Make sure to keep up with your weekly picture diary until you finish the series

Is Beer Hair Conditioner good for Dandruff?

Beer (yes, really) is high in Vitamin B and yeast and is one of the best natural dandruff treatments. If you rinse your hair with a bottle of flat dark beer, not only will the dandruff be gone but your hair will have amazing shine.

Is Drinking Beer Good for Hair, Just as Beer Hair Mask?

No. Drinking beer, as rich as it is with Vitamin B’s lowers B vitamins absorption in the stomach. Chronic alcoholics are frequently deficient in one or more vitamins.

The deficiencies commonly involve folate, vitamin B6, thiamine, and vitamin A.

Although inadequate dietary intake is a major cause of the vitamin deficiency, gastric malabsorption of these vitamins is the major cause.

Beer Honey Natural Hair Growth Mask


Beer and honey sound just delicious. This recipe has even more delicious once you include the following ingredients

Warm flat dark beer and put aside ½ cup
1 teaspoon of Raw organic honey. If you can afford, use New Zealand Organic Manuka Honey (expensive and rare) for added antimicrobial, antifungal and antivirus properties.
1 egg yolk
1 Banana
1 Avocado or if you can afford, use 1 tablespoon of avocado oil.

Pour all the ingredients into a blender and blend completely.
Apply on to your hair and massage deeply into your scalp
Apply a wet towel turban or a shower cap
Allow about 2 hours dwell time and then rinse.
Do not use commercial conditioners – we are going natural!

Expected Results:
After about 4 weeks of consistently doing this mask, you will start noticing your hair becoming thick, darker and fuller.

You must do this mask at least once or twice a week for optimum results. Otherwise, doing it once may not give you the desired results.

The commonest cause of breaking hair, thinning hair or even baldness is hormonal imbalance. You may not get optimum results if your hormones are out of balance. 

Remember to take a minimum of 400mcg of biotin every day for longer, darker and stronger natural hair and nails.
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