Get Shinier, Defined Curls with THIS Ingredient!

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by Tiffani Greenaway of

No lederhosen here, but did you know the German tradition could also be great for your curls? Oktoberfest brings together food, fun, and beer--but beer can also help bring limp, dull curls back to life!


Your typical beer is made of yeast, water, barley, and hops--which contains natural oils and antioxidants essential for healthy hair. The maltose and sucrose sugars in beer help to add body and shine and reduce frizz, and B-vitamins help condition and repair dry, damaged curls. Before you toss back this season's pumpkin ale, try a beer rinse for softer, shinier, bouncier, defined hair.

You'll need 1 -2 bottles of non-alcoholic beer, depending on your length (O'Doul's is a popular brand).

  • Open the bottle(s) and let it sit, until the beer is flat (up to 3 hours or overnight).
  • Wash and condition your hair normally, then pour beer over small sections of hair--or pour beer into a spray bottle and saturate each section.
  • Work through your stands to make sure hair is coated, then let it sit for 3-5 minutes before conditioning and rinsing out with cold water.

Don't believe me? Just watch.

Tiffani Greenway is the wife and mom behind MyMommyVents, a New York city parenting blog. Her tips have been seen on Yahoo Parenting, Mommy Noire, and Fit Pregnancy. Find more of Tiffani's work at

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