How to Make Beer Shampoo

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

Beer shampoo adds body and shine without coating your hair in harsh chemicals. You can make your own beer shampoo using any brand you have in the house — all beers act as clarifiers — plus a little bit of your normal shampoo. To ensure that this mixture is gentle, use an all-natural shampoo that emphasizes organic ingredients and essential oils.

Reduce the beer. Pour 1 cup of beer in a sauce pan and heat it over medium heat until it reduces to approximately 1/4 cup.

Let the reduced beer sit in the pan to cool until it reaches a temperature that can be handled easily.

Mix the beer with your shampoo. Combine the reduced beer with approximately 1 cup regular shampoo.

Shampoo your hair as you normally would, rinsing well. You can use beer shampoo on a daily basis.


  • This shampoo does not need to be refrigerated. An even simpler approach is to use beer as a rinse. First, use your regular shampoo. After rinsing out the shampoo, just pour a bottle of beer on your hair. Let the beer sit in your hair for a few seconds and then rinse it out thoroughly with cold water. Flat beer works best for this.

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