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Shimmer and Shine: Body and Bounce Beer Shampoo

Give your hair the love it deserves with this beer hair rinse.
By Janice Cox
December/January 2005
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Use a small amount of shampoo (the size of a quarter); it is better to repeat the amount than waste too much the first time.

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Beer for hair is one of my favorite beauty treatments for hair—nothing else gives my hair such body, bounce and shine. This beer shampoo recipe is a cinch to make and it really works. After you’ve tried it, you’ll never throw out flat or stale beer. MAKES 10 OUNCES

• 1 cup beer (any inexpensive beer will do—fresh or flat)
• 1 cup Basic Shampoo or inexpensive commercial shampoo

1. Heat beer in a small saucepan over medium heat and boil until beer is reduced to 1/4 cup. Add reduced beer to shampoo and stir well.

2. Pour shampoo into a clean squeeze bottle or empty shampoo bottle. (You do not need to refrigerate this product.) Shampoo and rinse well.

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt and Company, 2002). 

Click here for the original article, Shimmer and Shine: Making Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner

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3/10/2015 11:21:04 PM
Does anyone know where I can buy those shampoo and conditioner bottles at the top of the page? Or even similar bottles?

2/19/2013 6:04:22 PM
Where can I purchase those darling ceramic shampoo and conditioner bottles displayed at the top of this page?

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